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LEKEN ADVENTURE LTD
Kaloleni Wageni Street plot No: 6
P.o.Box 1596, Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 788 455 182 / +255 753 775 849
Whats-App +255 788 455 182 | +255 753 775 849
Alex Jm Loilole a Managing Director
Alex Jm Loilole was born into a farming family on the slopes of Mt Meru. A 2010 graduate of Kenya Utalii College, he has been leading on Kilimanjaro since 2005 and has been to the summit of Kilimanjaro over 100 times. He has completed National Outdoor Leadership School mountaineering training course on Mt. Kenya and is also Wilderness First Responder-certified. In 2008 Alex Jm Loilole assisted in the Kilimanjaro film, shot in Tanzania, and also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro round trip in 18 hours! He speaks fluent English.
Today the mountain is attempted by 35,000 + people a year. It is one of the only mountains in the world that requires little or no mountaineering skill. Do not, however, let this fool you into believing that the climb is by any means easy. Many people fail to reach the summit. Being prepared physically, mentally and traveling with the proper equipment will increase your chances dramatically. Here are a few tips to help prepare you for your coming adventure! EASY!!!!
Below is a suggested packing list for climbing Kilimanjaro.
Walking/Hiking Boots: 2 pairs are usually the best. Though not a necessity, a pair of walking shoes is a nice perk for the earlier part of the trek and nights spent at camp. A good quality, worn in pair of hiking boots is the most important thing to have. Ensure that they are waterproof; give ankle support, sturdy and have enough room for you to fit possibly an extra pair or two of socks inside of them for the final ascent.
Protect your legs from water and debris.
Lightweight hat with brim or visor as well as a wool or fleece toque (hat) that covers your ears & balaclava for summit day is essential.
Flashlights are ok; however a head torch will be much handier, allowing you to keep both hands free for summit night.
Gloves and glove liners and/or warm mittens, especially important for summit day. Ensure your hands are warm!
Lightweight hiking pants (not jeans, which are heavy and do not dry)
2-shirts (avoid cotton, preferably synthetic) & 1 long sleeved t-shirt
Synthetic or cotton briefs or underwear
Socks: 2-3 pairs of lightweight socks (synthetic or wool blend), & 2-3 pairs of heavyweight socks (synthetic or wool blend).
Bandana: 1-2 for a multitude of uses. Good for washing up if you do not have a towel, head protector, wrap around neck to protect against the sun.
Down filled jacket (medium weight) if preferred to fit between middle and top layer if top layer does not have an insulated liner.
The layering method is usually the best way to prepare yourself for the warm/cold conditions that you may experience while trekking.