Climb Kilimanjaro

I purchased the stand alone Portable Go2Altitude Model 9500 Hypoxicator in 2004. I've used it off and on since then but in training to climb Kilimanjaro in Feb. 2006 used it extensively. Cycles included 20" hypoxic air and 2" ambient air for two hour periods at 10% or approximately the equivalent of 6,000 meters. Before purchasing the hypoxicator I attempted Kili in Feb. 2000 and again in Feb. 2001 and then Mt. Everest Base Camp in October 2002, but succumbed to HAPE each time. On Kili in 2000 it began at 12,500 feet Shira Plateau in the middle of the night. In 2001 I made it to Barafu Camp at around 15,800 feet and had to go down with similar symptoms. In October 2003 I left Mt. Everest Base Camp (Gorak Shep) and had to be taken down to Kathmandu. On the way I rode a Tibetan Horse down to Pangbochet and then a helicopter down to  Kathmandu. On these trips my %SpO2 was in low 70's and falling without oxygen in place.

Feb. 2006 - After using the Go2Altitude as described (and using Viagra in a small dose, 25 mg at lower levels and then 50gm x 3 daily at high camp) I reached the summit of Kilimanjaro. (19,340 feet) I never felt as though my SpO2 was in any danger of falling below 84% and I used a Nonin Onyx SpO2 blood oximeter to monitor the percentage.

For me the hypoxicator works. Thanks. Steve Lombardi


"I wanted to personally thank you again for you wonderful product. The hypoxicator was an essential part of my training before leaving on the Mt. Everest expedition. I truly believe that because of the combination of intermittent hypoxic training and knowledge of high altitude practices, I showed NO signs of HAPE, HACE, or an other high altitude related illness until I got above 8,000 meters.

I was able to reach the summit in extremely high wind, snow, and whiteout conditions, and spent 3 days and nights in "The Death Zone", reaching 8,000+ meters without oxygen. I also managed to best my current world record for jumping rope at altitude by jumping rope at 8,000 meters.

I am a big believer in your company and it has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt what your equipment can do for individuals looking for the fundamental edge in their particular discipline. I look forward to working with you here in the USA.

Warm Regards,
Sean Burch


"..I made it to the summit [Mt. Everest] no bother. Next time I might try without supp. oxygen.

Gerard McDonnell

Mt Kilimanjaro

"I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa August 2003, and know the IHT played a big part in my success. I did not get high altitude sickness. My personal physician became interested in the machine and we determined a 10% increase in my hemoglobin. I trained on the IHT for 30 days.

Fletcher Derrick, MD

Top Mt Kilimanjaro

Hi Oleg, just to say we have reached the top of Kilimanjaro thanks to the hypoxicator, it definitely made a tremendous difference, I was the only person to not suffer from altitude sickness at all! and I reached the top first by at least 20 mins in a blizzard!!

Thank you so much, Best Wishes

Mt Kilimanjaro

I climbed Kilimanjaro last year and was only 1 of 7 in a team of 24 that made it to the top. I was the first woman along with two men from our team to get there first. I also did not suffer from
altitude sickness thanks to the hypoxicator, it definitely made a tremendous difference. To be honest whether it's for a trek or just to improve stamina and fitness this is worthwhile using.

Take care and best regards