Mountain Climbing Packing List

Camping facilities and supplies will be provided by African Traits according to the arrangements outlined in your customized itinerary.  To ensure you have a safe and comfortable climb experience, African Traits recommends you bring the items listed below.  For your convenience, our customers have the option to rent our high-quality gear at a nominal price.

Warm Clothing and Layers: 
1 – Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood.
1 – Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down.
1 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell.
2 – Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric.
1 – Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric.
1 – Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended).
2 – Hiking Pants (convertible to shorts recommended).
1 – Fleece Pants.
1 – Shorts (optional).
1 – Long Underwear (moisture-wicking fabric recommended).
3 – Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended).
2 – Sport Bra (women).

Headwear:
1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
1 – Knit Hat, for warmth
1 – Balaclava, for face coverage (optional)
1 – Bandana (optional)

Handwear:
1 – Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended)
1 – Glove Liners, thin, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth (optional)

Footwear:
1 – Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces
1 – Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional)
3 – Socks, thick, wool or synthetic
3 – Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional)
1 – Gaiters, waterproof (optional)

Accessories:
1 – Sunglasses or Goggles
1 – Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)
1 – Poncho, during rainy season (optional)
1 – Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz. recommended)
1 – Water Bladder, Camelback type (recommended)
1 – Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)
1 – Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night ( recommended)
Stuff Sacks or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate

Equipment:
1 – Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons
1 – Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional)
1 – Trekking Poles (recommended)
1 – Head lamp, with extra batteries
1 – Duffel bag, (waterproof recommended) for porters to carry your equipment
1 – Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear

Other:
Toiletries
Prescriptions
Sunscreen
Lip Balm
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
First Aid Kit
Hand Sanitizer
Toilet Paper
Wet Wipes (recommended)
Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional)
Pencil and Notebook, miniature, for trip log (optional)
Camera, with extra batteries (optional)

Paperwork:
Trip Receipt
Passport
Visa (available at JRO)
Immunization Papers
Insurance Documents