Kilimanjaro Callenge V2


Kit & Clothing

What you will need...

& discounts!

We understand that the cost of participating in a challenge of this nature can start to add up - so we have teamed up with some fantastic companies - offering great discounts for our Challengers!

The below are some key pieces of kit/ clothing you will need to either buy or hire for the challenge and are worth considering when your planning your trip. 

Once you've signed up to the challenge we will send you a full kit list of everything you will need to buy and/ or hire for the challenge. 

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Key items to consider...

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Walking/ Trekking Boots

A good and strong pair of walking/ trekking boots is the most important piece of kit you will need. We recommend getting these well in advance of your trip to wear them in fully - so you don't suffer from blisters on the climb. If you are looking to invest in a pair we recommend visiting Cotswold Outdoor to get fitted properly by an expert who will take into account your foot size, arch and gait. Don't forget we've a 15% discount for all challengers at Cotswold Outdoor!


Season 4-5 Sleeping Bag

The nights can get very cold on Kilimanjaro - down to -10 (or even lower!). It is imperative that you have a good quality sleeping bag which will keep you warm down to these temperatures. Rather than spend £000s buying a new one - most hire theirs from our kit partners for roughly £50 - which are good enough quality to keep you warm and are cleaned each time they are used.

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A Good Down Jacket!

Another important warm piece of kit you will need to keep you warm on summit night! A good lightweight down jacket will be crucial in the evenings when the temperature drops and on summit night when temperatures at the top go down to below sub zero! Some buy a new down jacket or it may be something you already have - if you don't wish to make the investment why not hire one for about £40!

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100-120L Duffel & 35L Backpack

Your kit and equipment needs to fit into two bags for the flight: 1 Large 100 litre rucksack/ duffle bag without wheels that should not exceed 23kg. A smaller 30–35 litre rucksack / day bag that must weigh no more than 10kg. On the mountain you will carry a day bag with essential items & your main bag (restricted to 13-15kg) will be transported to each camp. Bags are available at your first hotel in Tanzania to decant items not needed on the mountain which will be stored securely & returned to you at the end.

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Discount partners...

Below our exclusive kit partners whom we've got discounts set up for all our challengers - to help you get fully kitted out without it breaking the bank!

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