Mt kenya climbing gears
and equipments you need you have before trekking ,climbing Mt kenya
Climbing - Mountain and Rock Climbing including Gears to check
to bring to trek mt Kenya
1. Sunglasses or snow goggles (a must)
2. Water bottle (a must) you can adapt a plastic mineral water bottle
into a reliable water bottle.
3. Purification kit or tablets are highly recommended and can be purchased
from any chemist.
4. Torch or flash light (a must, especially for pre dawn hiking).
5. Walking pole(s) (optional).
6. Emergency foil blanket (optional).
1. Rucksack: Big enough to fit all equipment you will need to be carried
by a porter.
2. Day pack: To fit necessities required, while hiking from one point
to the other.
3. Big polyethylene bag: To pack in clothes for protection against wet
4. Sleeping bag: Warm and not bulky bags are highly recommended.
1. Walking boots with large grips are especially necessary at high altitude,
2. 4 -8 pairs of woollen warm socks depending on your programme. Sometimes
you could adapt them as gloves during bad weather.
1. Warm jumpers or woollen long sleeved shirts.
2. 2-5 depending on the number of days (1 or 2 t-shirts may come in handy).
3. Water resistant warm jacket or ordinary heavy jacket doubled up with
a rain coat.
4. Lighter jacket or track suit may come in handy during warmer spells.
5. Strong trousers preferably loose fitting ones.
6. Water resistant trouser or leg gaiters if attempting a hike during
7. 1 or 2 shorts which can be used at lower altitude during good weather.
8. Gloves are extremely necessary above 4,000m and when attempting a pre
9. Mittens or woollen hats to cover the ears against strong winds.
tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, sun cream, toilet paper, petroleum jelly,
map and map case, pen knife, whistle, compass and sandals.
NB: above equipment is not included in the package and every individual
should provide their own. Cooking and eating utensils, cooking stoves,
ice axe and crampons, rucksacks for carrying the food and charcoal are
well provided as part of the challenge package.
carry medical kit. Some items that you might want to carry yourself
would include: aspirin, imodium, laxatives, antibiotics, bandages, malaria
tablets, gauze, adhesives, beta dine, throat lozenges, eye drops, sun
block, lip balm, moleskin, antihistamine tablets and cream.
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 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 cupplies (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.
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