Mauna Kea Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mauna Kea that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mauna Kea, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
March 29, 2015
Deborah Patterson from Canada
I've climbed Mauna Kea 5 times and going for my 6 tomorrow or Wed next week. What I have observed on the mountain is that some people are ill prepared for the climb. Without the proper clothing, water and fuel to make the trek. On several occasions I have had to give people water and energy bars. On your web site you tell people it's a serious altitude climb but most people don't know what this means. I would stress this point more and maybe post a gear list for them to follow. Last Jan I climbed it and counted around 12 people on the mountain more than I've ever seen but only 5 made it up and down.
It's a beautiful climb up the mountain and I never get tired of it.