Clothing and gear for Trekking

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There is no one size fits all when it comes to clothing and gear for Trekking and climbing trips around the world. You need to contact us and we will help you get the right gear for your specific trek. Getting the right clothing and gear will be essential to enjoying your chosen adventure trek.

1). Trekking poles: There are lots of reason not to use them, they get in the way on trekking on mixed terrain, but over time they will save your knees. Especially on Kilimanjaro. You drop down from the summit (5,895m) to the gate (1,900m) over two days. You are dropping 4 vertical kilometers over two days and vital to have support to aid the body when descending. From the summit of Kilimanjaro to Mweka camp is a 10,000 foot drop in one day.

2). Down Jacket: Having a down jacket on all trekking trips is vital either a 700 fill or higher will work on Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, Everest Base Camp, some peak climbing, winter skills courses. It can used during the day is temperature drop, in the evenings when sitting around camp. It is light weight and doesn’t take up too much space. A must when packing for an adventure trek.
3). Base Layer: Merino wool has to be part of your layering system, with Merino wool bottom and top is where you should start. You can use wicking layers during the day, when it is cold you want quality clothing to make sure you stay warm and enjoy the experience.
4). Gloves: You need to get this right and using base layer with a wool, Gortex glove is essential. More often than not cold hands are a cause for concerns when the temperature go below zero. Make sure you try out a range of gloves (not too tight) and good base layer gloves (merino) for your chosen adventure. seek advice depending on your chosen trip. We can help with getting this right.
5). Backpacks: It is vital to pick the right backpack. Having waist support is vital, the backpack should not be tight on your shoulders, the weight should be distributed across the lower body as much as possible. Most of the conditioning you do will be in your leg so you want to weight distributed correctly. Think about the size bag you may need on future trips.
It is important to get in touch with us, as we can help you get the right clothing and gear for our up coming trip