Kilimanjaro, located in northern Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa at 5891m and the loftiest freestanding peak on the planet. Many underestimate its difficulty, possibly because it requires no technical mountaineering skills or experience.
Hands + Head
You’ll need this for the last couple of days (a warm hat is also handy for sleeping in). Pack a Buff to use as a neck gaiter or bandanna.
All sleeping bag ratings are based on the use of a mat. Inflatable mats are more comfortable than the cheaper foam mats (we recommend Therm-a-Rest ProLite or Neo Air Trekker). Pack a Therm-a-Rest repairs kit too, just in case.
A better option than a handheld torch, especially for night time toilet trips. Don’t forget spare batteries – batteries discharge faster in cold climates.