7 fun activities that require a doctor’s permission (1)

24 April 2019
Simply if you carry any hidden health problems that can show during the trip, there is no professional help to expect within at least a 1000-mile radius.

Do you feel ready for new life-changing adventures, thrilling and scary enough to take its place in your personal crazy-things-to-do-list? Well, you will need a doctor’s approval for some of them first. Below we are talking about great adventure tours offering physical and mental challenge, meaning you are supposed to fit in some health requirements, in order to participate.

 

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is the tallest African mountain and one of the top popular peaks welcoming 30 to 50 thousand climbers yearly. However, climbing it isn’t that simple. To take this challenge, you won’t need any special mountaineering experience, but your stamina needs to be good enough to let you move uphill for not less than 6 hours a day. And the high summit may intensify already-present health issues. So it is important to consult your medical specialist first.

 

Traveling to Antarctica

It’s not that Antarctica has some secret dangers or requires an extra fit state to be travelled to – either by taking a scenic cruise or going to mountains. The thing is it’s a highly remote place with no medical establishments like drugstores and hospitals. Simply if you carry any hidden health problems that can show during the trip, there is no professional help to expect within at least a 1000-mile radius. So travellers are to answer a questionnaire and have it signed by their care specialists, before packing.

 

Running a race on Everest

Yes, there are some adrenaline seekers who want more than just reaching the world’s highest point. For such adventurous types a marathon around Everest is arranged each year, on May 29th, to commemorate the day when Hillary and Norgay conquered the roof of the world. To take part in this highly demanding race, you should arrive at Kathmandu, Nepal, for a 3-weeks long tour that includes a 9-days long trek prior to the marathon. But this is possible only after your doctor approves you are perfectly comfortable with high altitude, by signing a medical form.

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