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Should you use trekking poles? Can you rent gear in Moshi? Are gaiters good to have? All these questions and more can be answered in the Kilimanjaro Gear section.

Compression Sacks for Mount Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | February 12th, 2006 | Comments Off

When you are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, you should have one waterproof duffel bag to pack all your gear (this is not including your day pack). Since mountaineering generally requires many different types of clothes and equipment, you probably will ... [read on]

Good Tents – Make Sure You Have Them

By Donovan | February 7th, 2006 | Comments Off

How can you tell a good mountaineering company from a bad one? Ask the company about their tents and request to see them if possible. While climbing on Mt. Kilimanjaro, you should have good four-season waterproof tents, with ... [read on]

Renting Gear for Climbing Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | December 2nd, 2005 | 2 Comments »

A number of travelers – usually backpackers – show up in Tanzania, thinking they can purchase trekking gear for climbing on the mountain. Unlike Nepal, where you can purchase jackets, hats, gloves, boots, and thermal underwear, Tanzania isn’t a ... [read on]

Oxygen on Kilimanjaro

By Donovan | November 29th, 2005 | Comments Off

Most companies DO NOT carry any form of oxygen on Kilimanjaro. You will occasionally see some high-end foreign companies – those that charge $5,000 per person – bring up oxygen for their rich clients that pay HUGE money to climb ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro Packing List

By Donovan | November 21st, 2005 | Comments Off

Here is the new updated packing list for climbing Kilimanjaro. Obviously you can make changes on this packing list to suite your needs, but this is general overview of most everything you should have.

Clothing – 2 synthetic shirts, long sleeve - ... [read on]

Plastic Bags – Bring em!

By Donovan | November 18th, 2005 | Comments Off

One of the best piece of gear on Mt. Kilimanjaro, something that most people forget, is big durable plastic bags with a seal. Plastic bags are a great way to ensure that your clothes will stay dry on the mountain. ... [read on]

Prepare for the Worst

By Donovan | October 31st, 2005 | Comments Off

Like most mountains of the world, the weather on mountains are subject to extreme weather conditions. This extreme conditions – like snow, ice, wind, hail – can happen in the warmest, best times of year. Some weather analysts say that, ... [read on]

Waterproof Duffel

By Donovan | October 28th, 2005 | Comments Off

While many people bring backpacks to Mt. Kilimanjaro, there are also some other bags that work well for going up the mountain. The North Face Base Camp Duffel is my personal favorite – and works well because it’s waterproof ... [read on]

Rain Gear in the Dry Season?

By Donovan | October 14th, 2005 | Comments Off

In the official two best-times-to-climb “dry seasons” on Mt. Kilimanjaro, many people wonder if you should you still bring rain gear?

This is a good question, as a number of people think that the dry season means it will be ... [read on]

Drinking Water

By Donovan | October 4th, 2005 | Comments Off

You will need a lot of water on Kilimanjaro. Not only will you need water for making your food, but also for drinking each day while on the trail. Make sure to bring either a hydration pack and two nalgene ... [read on]

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