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Packing the Basics

If you’re climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, or trekking on any mountain in Africa, it’s important to have all the gear that reflects a variety of different weather situations. Kilimanjaro, in particular, has a variety of ecosystems – rainforest, savanna, moorland, desert, snow – and even though it’s close to the equator, it’s still very cold and the weather is unpredictable, even in the summer months.

Much of the gear, like tents & sleeping mats, can be rented through your climbing company, but it’s important to have the basics.

Hiking Boots
Day Pack
Warm Clothes
Waterproof Gloves
Wool Hat
Wool Socks
Walking Poles
Water Proof Rain Coat
Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Mat
Sunscreen, Lip Balm
Thermal Underwear – both top and bottom

By Peter Baxter | Permalink | No Comments | May 13th, 2005
Tags: Kilimanjaro Gear
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