kenya climbing equipments and mountain gear,Climbing Checklist
Mt kenya climbing
gears and equipments you need you have before trekking
,climbing Mt kenya
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 of support.
Other Check list (limit yourself)
1 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
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 trousers
1 waterproof jacket (with a hood) & pants
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 gloves)
1 pair of sunglasses/mountaineering glasses
1 wool hat
1 warm scarf
NB: Make sure that
your boots are waterproof
2 x 2 litres water bottles (camel bags preferably)
1 head lamp (plus spare batteries & bulb)
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).
1 camera (plus
spare batteries),film & tripod stand,different lenses,
1 pair of binoculars,video camera,video tapes, battery
notebook, pencil, sketchbook, masking tape, zip loc
plastic bags, ear plugs, address list for post cards,
map of Kilimanjaro (the trip leader will have one).
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 side.
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 altitude).
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
Our Mt Kenya Guides and Porters will help you in sorting
ABOUT MT KENYA
Mount 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.