Climbing check list

Check List

  • Walking boots
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof poncho
  • Fleece jumper
  • Fleece jacket
  • Fleece trousers
  • Thermal shirt
  • Thermal leggings
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Walking trousers
  • Wooly/fleece hat
  • Socks – cotton and wool
  • Balaclava
  • Sun hat
  • Gloves
  • 4 season sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleeping mat
  • Water bottle (3 litres total)
  • Head torch (+ extra batteries)
  • Walking poles (pair)
  • Gaiters
  • Sunglasses
  • Day pack
  • Large rucksack
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Camera (+ extra battery)
  • Chocolate bars and other snacks
  • Personal first aid kit (+ headache medication)
  • Journal (if you wish to document your trip)
  • Toiletries
  • Vaseline (to put on your lips and nose)
  • Hand and foot warmers
  • Altitude sickness medication
  • Water purifier tablets
  • Malaria medication for while in Moshi or on a safari

Note: waterproof duffle bag will be provided to put your rucksack in but it is still a good idea to put your stuff into plastic bags.

  • Put hot water in a metal water bottle. Put it inside your sleeping bag to keep your warm at night
  • Drink a lot of water – prevents headaches and helps with altitude sickness
  • Eat enough food even when you have appetite as you may lose it with increased altitude
  • Bring wipes to clean with when you don’t feel like showing in the water basin
  • Walk upright, not on an angle, as it will help you not being out of breath
  • Walk slowly even if you have the energy to walk faster
  • Make sure your boots are broken in
  • Wear a lot of sunscreen (and Vaseline) to prevent your lips and nose from getting burnt and frost bitten
  • Do some hiking and squats before your trip to get your legs ready
  • Read up on Mt. Kilimanjaro and the beauties of Tanzania
  • Scan and e-mail yourself a copy of your passport and visa if applicable
  • You can bring your phone as there are some spots on Kilimanjaro where phone and internet connection is available