The Ultimate ‘Kilimanjaro Trek’ Gear List. Darwin Andrew, one of our in-store gear specialists at Wild Earth, has put together the ‘Ultimate Gear List’ for Mick Gordon’s Kilimanjaro charity trek and we thought you may like it!
The Ultimate ‘Kilimanjaro Trek’ Gear List
Darwin Andrew, one of our in-store gear specialists at Wild Earth, has put together the ‘Ultimate Gear List’ for Mick Gordon’s Kilimanjaro charity trek and we thought you may like it!
Daypack - Osprey Stratos 36L (must have a rain-cover for the tropical weather at the base)
Duffel - North Face 90L or 120L duffle (or similar heavy-duty duffel, NO hiking bags)
Sleeping bag - Sea to Summit Trek 3 (or any -10 deg bag) Remember the liner NOT cotton.
Trekking poles - Komperdell Explorer Contour (or similar telescopic poles with baskets
Be sure NOT to use a bladder system as the altitude increases as the water inside the tube becomes frozen. Use a Nalgene Wide Mouth bottle instead x2
Upper body layering
Base - XTM Merino thermals (Polypro is fine too)
Mid - North Face TKA fleece
Mid Down - North Face Aconcagua jacket
Shell - Marmot Minimalist jacket (any Gore-Tex jacket will do really)
Headlamp - Black Diamond Spot 325 Lumens (I prefer Lithium batteries in them too)
Liner - Outdoor Designs Fuji glove
Outer - Outdoor Designs Summit glove
Lower body layering
Trekking trousers - Any synthetic pants (many use zip-off)
Softshell pants - Marmot Scree pants
Outer - Marmot Minimalist trouser
Boots - must be higher around the ankle and be Gore-Tex
Shoes - Mainly for lower areas and around camp
Socks - Bridgdale Summit socks (or similar thickness)
Gaiters - Sea to Summit Quagmire MeVent
With its summit at 19,340 feet, Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and represents a challenging adventure for any aspiring mountaineer. The harsh environment and coinciding high-altitude puts heightened stress on both a climber and their gear. But with this gear list you will be on the right track in preparing to tackle this impressive peak.