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Kilimanjaro – Gear List

Kilimanjaro gear list

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Anyone can take on this climb once you have the determination and time to train and prepare for the challenge of your life. The sense of achievement and view from the roof of Africa make all the hard work and effort well worth it!

Take a look at our Kilimanjaro gear list and tap into our well of experience and enthusiasm.

We’ve all tried and tested the gear we sell. Between us all, there’s a wealth of information to be had. We have compiled a list of our recommendations for things to bring along with you to keep you covered in your time away and help you get the most out of your adventure.


1 x sun hat (with good neck protection)

1 x buff

1 x balaclava

2 x fleece beanie


Sunglasses (category 3)

Suncream (factor 30+)

SPF lipbalm


1 x lightweight liner gloves

1 x warm mitt/glove (recommended with removable fleece/Primaloft liner)

1 x ski gloves (as backup)



1 x liner socks (for summit night)

3 x mid-weight hiking socks

Mid-weight waterproof hiking boots

Trekking sandals (recommended as a means of relief from wearing your primary footwear when you are around camp)

Gaiters (optional)


2 x long sleeve baselayer tops

2 x short sleeve wicking tech tees or shirts

1 x mid-weight fleece or light insulated jacket

1 x waterproof jacket

1 x down jacket


2 x wool/silk boxers/briefs

1 x thermal baselayer tights

1 x trekking pants (convertibles recommended)

Waterproof trousers (ensure zips are at least to the knee)


Rucksack – 25 – 35 litres

Large rucksack or sturdy duffel bag


sleeping bag (-15c comfort rating)

Sleeping bag liner

Ear plugs


Water bladders (2 litre) and water bottles (1 litre)

Rehydration salts/electrolytes

Water purification


High energy snacks




4 x dry bags


Hand sanitizer

Insect repellent

first aid kit

Route guide book

Trekking poles (pair)

If you haven’t already chosen a tour guide or a group to go on your Kilimanjaro adventure with, we’d recommend Earth’s Edge, details of their trip can be found by clicking here.



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