Kilimanjaro Gear List and Rental Form

Gear List
• Every item on the gear list below is needed for your climb. You can use the Gear Lexicon to get a better sense of definitions and possible substitutions.
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Rental Form
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Gear Lexicon
We offer you an encyclopedia of mountaineering gear with definitions of use. This list is NOT trip specific and to be used as a reference and planning tool.

Alpine Ascents Gear Shop
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Kilimanjaro Gear List and Rental Form

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$55  
Trekking Poles

Collapsible skiing/trekking poles with snow baskets. Three-section varieties are preferred. Recommended: Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles.


Liner Socks

If using liner socks, you will need two pairs of smooth, thin wool or synthetic socks. Liner socks can reduce boot friction and increase comfort for some. Must fit well underneath hiking socks. Recommended: Wigwam Ultimate Liner Pro.


Hiking Socks

Two pairs of midweight to heavyweight hiking socks. Wool and synthetic materials only. Newer socks offer increased loft, warmth, and padding than older socks. Must fit comfortably over liner socks if you choose to use liner socks. Recommended: Wigwam Hiking/Outdoor Pro.


$45  
Gaiters

Full-sized waterproof gaiters that must fit snugly over your mountaineering boots. Short trekking gaiters do not offer sufficient protection. Recommended: Outdoor Research Crocodiles.


Hiking Boots

Moderately heavy hiking boots designed for hiking in cold conditions. Lightweight, breathable summer hiking boots will not offer sufficient warmth for higher altitudes.

KiliBoot

Short Underwear - OPTIONAL

Two to three pairs based on personal preference. Synthetic or wool fabrics only; bring a comfortable athletic style for any top and bottom underwear. Recommended: Rab MeCo 120 Boxers.


Baselayer Bottom

Non-cotton baselayer bottoms that should fit snugly without constriction.


Baselayer Top

One to two long-sleeved baselayer tops. Lighter colors absorb less sunlight which can be nice on sunnier days. This layer must be constructed of a non-cotton material such as merino wool or polyester.


Midlayer Top

A mid-weight, form-fitting, lightweight fleece layer for use over baselayers or as a baselayer in cold conditions. Hoods are optional but recommended.


$60  
Softshell Pants

Stretchy, comfortable, non-insulated softshell pants will be worn the entire duration of the climb and should fit comfortably with or without your baselayer bottoms. Recommended: Rab Vector Pants.


$60  
Softshell Jacket

This breathable but wind-and-weather resistant jacket is a key part of a mountaineering layering system. We recommend a hooded model. This layer must fit well over your midlayer top and baselayer top. Recommended: Rab Exodus Jacket.


$75  
Hardshell Pants

Non-insulated, fully waterproof shell pants that must fit comfortably over your baselayer bottoms and softshell pants. Full-length separating size zippers are preferred; shorter side zippers are allowed if you can put on and take off your pants without removing your boots.


$75  
Hardshell Jacket

A non-insulated, fully waterproof shell jacket with a hood. Must fit comfortably over your baselayer, midlayer, and softshell. Helmet-compatible hoods are required. Recommended: Rab Flashpoint Jacket.


Lightweight Down Jacket

We recommend a lightweight down jacket to serve either as a layering piece or as stand-alone insulation when appropriate.


$100  
Insulated Down Parka

This jacket or parka, worn when climbing in cold conditions or during breaks, should be heavily insulated with high-quality down fill. We recommend an overall parka weight between 1.5 and 2.5 pounds. For warmth, a hood is required.


$60  
Insulated Synthetic Pants

A synthetic insulated pant with full-length separating side zips. Ski pants are typically not appropriate for this layer.

Sherpa Adventure Gear Kailash Pant

Buff

A must-have for all outdoor activities, the UV Buff is a versatile replacement for the bandana and serves a multitude of purposes. Recommended: UV Buff.


Sun Hat

Any style of lightweight hat for shading the head will work well. Baseball caps and sombrero-style sun hats are the most common. Recommended: AAI Trucker Hat.


Wool/Synthetic Ski Hat

A non-cotton wool or synthetic hat that covers the head and ears comfortably. Simple skull-cap style hats are recommended as they tend to fit better beneath a climbing helmet. Recommended: Manzella Power Stretch Hat.


Sunglasses

High-quality, UV-blocking sunglasses with good all-around protection are recommended. A good fit is critical for comfort, and high-quality lenses are a must due to high-altitude sun. Try on glasses to ensure good coverage.


Lightweight Liner Gloves

Very lightweight wool or synthetic liner gloves that offer a snug, comfortable fit. Lighter colors absorb less sunlight while still offering UV protection. Black or dark-color gloves are also acceptable. Recommended: Outdoor Research PL Base Gloves.


$40  
Softshell Gloves

Midweight, lightly insulated gloves for use when mittens are too warm and liner gloves are not warm enough. Leather construction offers ideal durability and grip on ropes and other gear. Recommended: Rab Baltoro Glove.


$63  
Insulated Mittens

Waterproof shell mittens with removable insulating liners. We recommend that your liner gloves can fit inside the mitten system as well. Recommended: Mountain Hardwear Spearhead Mitts.

Mitts

$75  
Boundary Bag

Traditionally used for whitewater activities, these burly, roll-top waterproof bags are required for a successful Kilimanjaro climb. Be sure your bag is approximately 115 liters in size, and has backpack-style shoulder straps for ease of carriage.


Small Climbing Pack

An internal frame climbing/trekking pack of approximately 35-40 liters in carrying capacity. Emphasize simple, lightweight designs.

40LPack

$65  
Sleeping Bag

Whether filled with down or synthetic insulation, this sleeping bag must be rated to 0-degrees Fahrenheit and feature a collared hood for warmth. Be sure to include a compression stuff sack.


$47  
Inflatable Sleeping Pad

A full-length, modern inflatable sleeping pad is recommended. Older-style ? length pads have been superseded by ultralight full-length pads. We recommend bringing a valve repair/body patch kit. Recommended: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite.


$33  
Headlamp

A modern outdoor LED headlamp offering 80-200 lumens of output power. Fresh, installed batteries plus a set of spare batteries are recommended. Weather-resistant models are strongly preferred. Recommended: Black Diamond Storm Headlamp.


Water Bottles

(Two to three 1 litre capacity bottles) Bottles should be wide mouth made of copolyester (BPA free plastic). No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill and no metal bottles as lips have a tendency to stick. Recommended: 1-Liter Nalgene.


Pee Bottle (1 Liter)

One wide-mouth, clearly marked water bottle for use overnight. Recommended: Hunersdorf Bottle with Yellow Lid.


Pee Funnel (for Women)

Practice is critical for the use of this item. Recommended: Sport & Travel Freshette.


Insect Repellent

One small bottle of insect repellent.

BugSpray

Camera - OPTIONAL

Keep it small and lightweight. DSLR cameras are typically too fragile for mountain use. iPhones have become increasingly popular for use as cameras. We recommend bringing along a solar charger for charging your phone. Recommended: Solio Bolt Charger & Battery.


Small Duffel

This item can double as carry-on luggage for your flight, and is used to store any items you do not plan to take into the mountains. Think light and simple, with 40-50 liters of total capacity.

SMDuff

Large Duffel Bag

For traveling to your start location, a large soft-sided duffel is recommended. Purchase a travel lock for peace of mind. This bag can be stored when you depart for your trip.


Water Purification Tools

We double-treat all drinking water. Bring several bottles of chemical-based water treatment, such as AquaMira, as well as one Steri-Pen device per person. The Adventurer-Opti Steri-Pen is the recommended version due to long battery life and reliability.

KiliWate

Toiletry Bag

Include toilet paper (one roll stored in a plastic bag), hand sanitizer, toothbruth, toothpaste, and floss. Soap, deodorant, and cosmetics should be left at home.


Sunscreen

Several 1-2 ounce tubes of SPF 30+ sunscreen. Zinc-oxide added versions are preferred. One ounce is typically sufficient per week, but several tubes . Sunscreen loses SPF rating over time; we strongly recommend brand-new sunscreen. Recommended: Dermatone Z-Cote Sunscreen.


Lipscreen

Several tubes of SPF 30+ lipscreen. As with sunscreen, be sure your lipscreen is new. Recommended: Aloe Gator Medicated 30 SPF Lip Balm.


Running Shoes

Lightweight, comfortable running or walking shoes are recommended for off-mountain use and pre-and-post trip travel. In some situations, these may also serve as approach shoes.


Safari and Lodge Clothing

Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing used for safari activities and while staying at lodges. Nicer garments can be ideal for dinners at lodges. Swimsuits are also recommended for hotel and lodge pools.

SafariCl

Small Personal First-Aid Kit

Basic medical supplies in a compact package- we recommend basic painkillers, Moleskin & Molefoam, first-aid tape, Band-Aids, and anti-septic wipes or gel.


Medications & Prescriptions

Pepto Bismol, Cipro, Z-Paks, Diamox, and a variety of standard painkillers. Bring personal prescriptions as well.

Drugs

Earplugs

Always recommended for getting high-quality rest. Soft foam rather than wax models recommended for ease of use and disposability.


Hand and Toe Warmers

Bring 3 sets of each. Toe Warmers are different that hand warmers. They are formulated to work in a lower oxygen environment, like the inside of a boot, they also burn out more quickly.


Food

Please review the menu plan available in your trip confirmation materials. A close reading of the menu plan will make for the most pleasant trip. We recommend taking plenty of time to plan your food. Please contact the Gear Department with any food-related questions.

Food

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Rental Agreement Terms and Conditions
I promise to return all equipment rented from Alpine Ascents International, Inc. in good condition at the end of my climb/course. I agree and authorize Alpine Ascents International, Inc. to charge my credit card on file for repairs and/or replacements of damaged, lost or stolen gear. And I agree not to hold Alpine Ascents International, Inc. responsible for any injuries incurred through the use of its rental equipment.

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Reserve: Please submit one reservation per person per departure. Recommend submitting reservation at least one month in advance to ensure adequate time for processing. Incomplete reservations may cause delay or failure to reserve requested items. Cancellations must be made 3 weeks in advance of departure.

Confirmation: Allow 48-72 hours for rental confirmation via email. Please note confirmations might differ from original reservation, please check your confirmation as that list contains items scheduled to ship. If you have any questions or have not heard back from us within three (3) working days, please email gear@alpineascents.com or call (206) 378-1927 and ask for the Gear Department.

Payment: Credit card on file will be used to process rental payment. Charges are processed at time of shipping (two weeks prior to departure date) and will include a $50 Security deposit per item and shipping. Shipping cost is based on size and weight and can only be determined at shipping.

Security Deposit: Fees are fully refundable upon timely return (one week from end of trip date). Fees may be assessed for repair or replacement of damaged item. Please allow up to two weeks for your refunded to be credited. Please note that items not returned within one week after trip end date Alpine Ascents reserves the right to withhold all or part of your Security Deposit.

Shipment: Rental items are scheduled to ship two weeks prior to departure. Once received verify all items are correct and fit appropriately. Please note sizing information provided is used to determine the sizes of items shipped.

You are responsible for rentals once items are shipped and until items are received back at Alpine Ascents. We encourage you to insure your shipment.

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