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How To Prepare to Climb Kilimanjaro-Kilimanjaro preparation, Gears

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How To Prepare to Climb Kilimanjaro-Kilimanjaro preparation, Gears

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania in East Africa, not far from the border to Kenya.

(Map of Tanzania | Map of Kilimanjaro area)

How To Prepare to Climb Kilimanjaro-Kilimanjaro preparation, Gears-With a height of 5895 meters (19340 ft) Mt.Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world.To climb Mt. Kilimanjaro you have to do some planning and some preparation.Planning and preparation are crucial to the success of a Kilimanjaro climb!.

And when I say success, I mean not only your chances to reach the summit. Planning and preparation will determine how much you enjoy, or not, the whole trek, from start to finish. How To Prepare to Climb Kilimanjaro-Kilimanjaro preparation, Gears

Technical Clothing

– Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood
– Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down
– Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell
2 – Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
– Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
-Waterproof Pants, breathable (side zipper recommended)
2 – Hiking Pants
– Fleece Pants
– Shorts (optional)
-Long Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric
3 – Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended
2 – Sport Bra (women)

How To Prepare to Climb Kilimanjaro-Kilimanjaro preparation, Gears

Headwear

* Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
*Knit Hat, for warmth
*Balaclava or Buff, for face coverage (optional)

Handwear

1 – Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended)
1 – Gloves, thin

Footwear

1 – Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in
1 – Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional)
3 – Socks, wool or synthetic
1 – Gaiters, waterproof (optional)

Accessories

– Sunglasses or Goggles
– Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)
– Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz.)
– Water Bladder (Camelbak type, 3 liters)
– Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)
– Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night (recommended)
Stuff Sacks, Dry Bags or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate

How To Prepare to Climb Kilimanjaro-Kilimanjaro preparation, Gears

Equipment

– Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons*
– Trekking Poles, collapsable (highly recommended)*
– Head lamp, with extra batteries
– Duffel bag, 50-90L capacity, for porters to carry your equipment
– Daypack, 30-35L capacity, for you to carry your personal gear
*may be rented on location

Other

Toiletries
Prescriptions
Sunscreen
Lip Balm
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
First Aid Kit
Hand Sanitizer
Toilet Paper
Wet Wipes (recommended)
Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional)
Electrolytes, powder or tablets (optional)
Camera, with extra batteries (optional)

Paperwork
Trip Receipt
Passport
Visa (available at JRO)
Immunization Papers
Insurance Documents

How To Prepare to Climb Kilimanjaro-Kilimanjaro preparation, Gears

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