Kenya Climbing Gears And Equipments
You Need You Have Before Trekking, Climbing
Gaiters: To keep mud, rocks, and snow
out of your boots.
Water purification: This is essential
as water for drinking is taken directly
from mountain streams.
Hiking Boots: This is the most important
item on the list. You'll need a comfortable/waterproof
pair of hiking boots which offer plenty
Other Check list (limit yourself)
set of thermal underwear (top &
bottom e.g poly plopeline thermos)
1 sleeping bag (rating -0 degree or
four seasons goose down sleeping bags)
1 warm jersey puff jacket e.g the North
Face Types of Jackets
1 sleeping pad/mat
1 pair of track suit top & bottom
1 light towel
1 polar fleece/down vest
1 pair of light loose fitting cotton
1 waterproof jacket (with a hood) &
1 to 2 T-shirts (cotton/wool)
4 pairs of thermal hiking socks
2 pairs of thermal socks liner
2 to 3 pairs of shorts (with pockets)
1 pair of hiking boots
1 wide brimmed hat / baseball cap
1 pair of sneakers/trainers/takkies
1 pair of warm heavy weight gloves/mittens
1 pair of gaiters
1 pair of light weight gloves (inner
1 pair of sunglasses/mountaineering
1 wool hat
1 warm scarf
Make sure that your boots are waterproof
2 x 2 litres water bottles (camel bags
1 head lamp (plus spare batteries &
1 pair of walking/ski poles
1 pocket swiss army knife
2 - 3 packets of moist towelettes.
1 travel pillow (optional)
Personal Items & Toiletries:
Toothpaste & tooth brush, body lotion,
toilet paper and other personal hygiene
items. (Ladies, please carry some sanitary
toiletries as being at high altitude
may alter your cycle).
camera (plus spare batteries),film &
tripod stand,different lenses,
1 pair of binoculars,video camera,video
tapes, battery packs.
notebook, pencil, sketchbook, masking
tape, zip loc plastic bags, ear plugs,
address list for post cards, map of
Kilimanjaro (the trip leader will have
Fever: This is compulsory and a
certificate might be requested on arrival
at the airport. Please make sure that
you have the shot in time.
Malaria: There are various types
of medicine on the market today used
for prevention and treatment of malaria.
We recommend that you consult your doctor
on which prophylactics to take.
Water purification tablets: On
the mountain, we use water from the
streams. Although drinking water will
be boiled first, it is advisable to
add a tablet or two - to be on the safe
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):
This is a condition commonly experienced
at high altitude. In most cases, this
can be avoided by following guidelines
on hiking pace, eating, resting and
fluid intake. We recommend that you
familiarise yourself with the various
affects that altitude can cause.
(Please consult your doctor on use of
Diamox - tablets used by some mountaineers
to help them cope with the effects of
Personal medical supplies (optional):
As your tour leaders, we will carry
a group medical kit.
Some items that you might want to carry
would include; aspirin, imodium, laxatives,
antibiotics, bandages, malaria tablets,
gauze, adhesives, betadine, throat lozenges,
eye drops, sun block, lip balm, moleskin
antihistamine tablets and cream.
We have qualified porters who have wealthy
of experience with Mt Kenya Trek for
more than five years each. They have
good communication skills and first
aide handling. Friendly and dedicated
team . Our portes are participants in
Mt kenya clean up Campaign every year
OUR MOUNTAIN GUIDES
Our guides are qualified with long experience
in treks and climbs graduating from
outdoor leadership school and Kenya
wildlife Service and have participated
in Mountain rescue operations and are
members to Mt Kenya Guides
Our Mt Kenya Guides and Porters will
help you in sorting the gears.
Kenya is the country's highest mountain.
Straddling the equator, it's icy summit
reaches to 5,199 m. The National Park
consists of all areas above 3,200 m.
The mountain actually consists of three
distinct zones: the volcanic peak zone,
with its endless glaciers and snowfields;
the alpine zone, with its distinctive
giant vegetation such as groundsels;
and the lower slopes, with their thick
forest and bamboo vegetation.
Mount Kenya has always attracted curious
hikers and adventurers, including the
turn of the century British geographer/explorer
Halford Mackinder. To most modern day
adventurers, climbing to the peak of
Mount Kenya is still a challenge requiring
extensive mountain climbing skills.
Nevertheless, most visitors are able
to reach the more accessible Point Lenana
at 4,985 m and many visitors enjoy simple
high altitude walks.
Wildlife below the Park boundary include
elephant, buffalo, antelope, and the
rare bongo, also found in the nearby
Aberdares. Most wildlife can be viewed
from Mountain Lodge on the south side
of the mountain. Mount Kenya can be
climbed anytime of the year. However,
the best times for visiting Mount Kenya
and the National Park are December to
February and July, August through to
early October, when there are no rains.