Mount Kenya Ascent
Kenya, Trek & Walk, 7 days - from £1,195 (land only) - from €1,615 (land only) - from $1,835 (land only)
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
You must bring the following items:
Hiking boots (waterproof)
Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Thermal baselayer shirts
T-shirt and/or casual shirt
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket
Warm jacket (down)
Warmer over-gloves or mittens
Eyewear - sunglasses
Daypack c.30 litres 2000 cu in
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Sun protection (including for lips)
Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)
4 season sleeping bag*
Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*
Washbag and toiletries
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Basic First Aid Kit including the following: Insect repellent; antiseptic cream; throat lozenges; diarrhoea treatment (Diocalm or Immodium); altitude (Diamox); painkillers; plasters/band-aids and blister treatment; and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose sweets and vitamin tablets are a useful addition.
The following items are optional:
Trekking poles (recommended)
Trainers / sneakers for camp
Sleeping bag liner
Camera, film, batteries
Pen-knife (remember to put all sharp objects in hold baggage
Equipment hire: Items marked * can be hired / rented through KE Adventure Travel. Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date. Hire / rental equipment is issued in Kenya.
Note that the hire sleeping bags are not suitable for people over 6 feet in height.
PHD Gear Advisor
PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the worlds lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. Its a large range. So to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.