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For you to be comfortably climbing on Kilimanjaro summit night, you can consider to wear 4 layers on top and 3 layers on the bottom, depending with weather and advisable to be clean and dressed properly. Temperature at summit day may drop below -15°C depending on climbing Month.

Using a wide mouth water bottle for easy drinking of water, on summit night walk and pack it upside down as usually water frozen starting from the top of bottle. Once you pack upside down and if frozen on top still you will turn and access regular water. If you’re using camel back on Kilimanjaro summit night, you can keep wrap it at shirt and tuck hand warmers. Choose the ones which have pipe cover to keep insulation and protect from freezing. Wind proof is essential and the point you’re crossing saddle as well on crater rim where you may have strong winds.

    Be sure to pack the following items;

  • Day pack
  • Fleece balaclava
  • Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex glove)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Fleece pants
  • Gaiters
  • Gore –Tex, Microtel or K-tech pants
  • Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
  • Gore-Tex, Microtel or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
  • Head torch
  • Leather or thermal boots
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Thermal balaclava
  • Thermal flask
  • Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
  • Thermal long johns
  • Thermal socks
  • Thermal top

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

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