What to pack when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

by - 08:30:00

Hello!

Since the new year has begun and my next student loan shall be with me very soon, I thought that it's best that I start looking into purchasing some of the items I will need for my trip later on this year. If you didn't know already, then I am climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest free standing mountain, in August. It is all in aid of Childreach International, a charity working in lesser developed countries aiming to help children reach their full potential. If you wish to sponsor me, please click here! It is definitely going to be very challenging and I will need to have the correct gear to keep myself protected properly! I can imagine it's going to cost a bit so I better start saving. I want to start buying a bit at a time so that I don't find myself rushing around at the end, bulk buying it all. Ideally, I'd love it if a company or two could even donate some of the things needed! That would be even better!

Because there is so much need, and I was a little bored whilst procrastinating the other day, I made this handy list which covers pretty much all the must-have's that we have been told to buy. The list we are given is a little dull so I decided to make something a bit more appealing and clearer so it's easy to see what is needed. If you happen to be doing a similar trip or have a friend that is, or maybe you're thinking about it, feel free to save the image, or pin it, for that bit of an extra nudge!

Here's what is needed:

kilimanjaro, traveling, travel, hiking, trekking, walking, mountains, tanzania, africa

Just a few items then...
Looking at the list like that I realised that I have already got a few things and most will cost under £5 but it's going to be the clothes and sleeping bag that are the more expensive part. That and the sunglasses and I'm unsure whether I will need prescription ones. Hopefully I can get daily contacts before then so I can just get some normal lenses. So much to do!

As I mentioned, if you happen to know of anyone who would be willing to donate any of the items needed then please let me know so I can get in touch with them! On the other hand, if you would like to donate some money to the charity, I would absolutely love that too!

Watch out for fundraising updates!
- KC xx

Is your packing just as hectic when you go away? Have you been hiking before or climbed a mountain? Have you got any tips, for both climbing and fundraising?

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15 comments

  1. Good luck for when you climb it, i think it's great to be able to do something like that. All the best x

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  2. Good luck with the climb! I'd love to be doing something exciting like this in 2017 x

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  3. Great list! Good luck with your hike and fundraising :) xo

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  4. Good luck with the climb, if I was better I would have liked to do the same. It so important to be prepared when it comes to packing!

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  5. huge good luck being sent your way cant wait to see the pictures from the top - a great helpful guide to others planning on this trip

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  6. Wow I am wishing you all the luck with your climb, what an amazing opportunity x

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  7. That is quite the list of items, but of course you need to be prepared for all types of situations. I hope you are able to get some donations to help you acquire all of your needed items and I hope you are able to raise a lot of money for the charity x

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  8. You don't realise how much you need to take with you, I hope you won't have to carry all of this while you're climbing. Good luck x

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  9. I've climbed a mountain of sorts - I live on one! But we go on mountain walks a lot. It's more like hill climbing, though.

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  10. I've never climbed a mountain - my friend has though and I will be passing this on for her next trip!

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  11. My goodness I wouldn't cope packing for something like that. I wouldn't have a clue what to pack. Sounds like you have a good list and have covered all the basics.

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  12. Reading this has made me feel very lazy! Some days I can't be bothered to climb stairs. :)

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  13. I am such a minimalist packer but then again you're heading to Kilimanjaro so you need it all

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  14. Hiking is difficult. I have only done it once and it wasn't a big one, so I can imagine that you need a lot of provisions.

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  15. Wow! I am wishing you a lot of luck with this climb and I would not have a clue what to pack.

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