Kilimanjaro Final Checklist

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Kilimanjaro Final Checklist
One of the important prerequisites of a successful summit attempt is being properly equipped. Ensure that you are well equipped – print this Checklist and mark it off, it will be an essential part of your preparation for the climb. Please remember to limit the weight of your duffel bag and its content, to be carried by the porters on the climb, to 15 kg (32 lbs.) or less. Extra luggage, including clean clothes to wear after your climb, can be left at the hotel in Arusha/Moshi. Please feel free to contact us should you have any further questions regarding the checklist. We also provide a complete and quality rental service on all the equipment required on the mountain, as a sensible alternative to purchasing.
Please note: This checklist is only a guideline.
Make sure you have everything you need to help you successfully summit the Roof of Africa.
Travel Documents
• A valid passport and visa
• Airline ticket
• International health card with immunizations (Yellow fever)
• Travel insurance
• Medical insurance
• US$ cash / Travellers Checks / Credit Card
Essential Items
• Duffel bag – large enough for all climbing gear and clothing. To be carried by the porters. An extra bag to be left at the hotel with extra clothes
• Small luggage lock – to lock zippers
• Day backpack – between 20 – 35 liters. Large enough to carry your water, camera, raincoat, lunch pack, snacks & warm clothing
• Sleeping bag
• Ski-pole / walking stick
• Water bottle/containers
• Kilimanjaro map (Can be bought at Park gate)
High Altitude Gear
• Waterproof, breathable & windproof jacket (outerwear like Ventex, Gore-Tex or Jeantex)
• Waterproof, breathable & windproof pants (outerwear)
• Polar fleece (middle layer)
• Thermal underwear (under layers)
• Mittens or warm gloves
• Glove liners (if necessary)
• One pair thermal (polertex) socks
• Balaclava
• Gaiters
• Thermal water flask
Hiking Gear
• Shorts
• Hiking pants
• Regular underwear
• T-shirts
• Raincoat or Poncho
• Water resistant semi-stiff hiking boots – mid-weight boots work great
• Shoes for overnight camps – i.e. sneakers, running shoes, etc.
• Socks – several pairs for the climb
• Liner socks – to keep your feet dry and limit the risk of blisters
• Sun hat or similar (with a brim)
• Collapsible ski stick (optional but highly recommended)
• Water bottles – two or three (total capacity at least 4 liters)
• Headlamp, good strong one with spare batteries and an extra light bulb
• Water purification tablets
• Sunglasses, good quality dark lenses for the climb, with a securing strap
• Flashlight (torch) with spare batteries
Personal Items
• Toilet kit (soap, toothbrush, toilet articles, wet wipes, etc.)
• Towel
• Sunscreen and lip protection, SPF 30+
• Ziploc bags, to protect the camera, binoculars, etc. from dust
• Toilet paper
• Money belt for passport and valuables
Medical and First Aid Supplies
• Headache tablets
• Altitude sickness-Diamox (if not allergic to sulpha)
• Diarrhoea – Imodium
• Nausea – Valoid
• Malaria – Prophylaxis
• Water purification tablets
• Painkillers
• Muscular sprains
• Abrasions blisters and cuts – Plaster, bandages
• Antiseptic cream – Betadine
• Flu and colds
• Eye drops
• Insect repellent
Optional Items
• Camera, extra lenses and film (ASA 200 film recommended)
• Binoculars
• Powdered sports drinks for the climb (ex. Game or Isotonic drinks)
• Pocket knife
• Notebook & pencil
• Plastic bags to keep clothing dry (masking tape)
• Energy snacks and sweets
• Video camera, tapes, battery packs, and tripod.