What should I wear for summit night on Kilimanjaro?
Summit night is a big deal. You leave the warmth of your tent at around midnight to venture out into the biting cold and wind and head for Uhuru Peak. You need extra layers and equipment to ensure you can hike comfortably and safely. Here's what to pack.
Kilimanjaro summit night packing list
Balaclava Beanie Head torch Sunglasses (or ski goggles) Lip balm Sunscreen
On summit night you want to cover every inch of yourself, as the cold and wind can be pretty fierce!
3. Head torch
4. Sunglasses (or ski goggles)
5. Lip balm
Moisture-wicking compression top Long-sleeved thermal top Softshell jacket Waterproof, breathable jacket with hood Insulated down or synthetic jacket
1. Moisture-wicking compression top
2. Long-sleeved thermal top
3. Softshell jacket
4. Waterproof, breathable jacket with hood
5. Insulated down or synthetic jacket
Inner gloves Thermal gloves Ski mittens
1. Inner gloves
2. Thermal gloves
3. Ski mittens or gloves
Freezing hands on summit night is one of the biggest complaints amongst Kilimanjaro trekkers – don’t be one of them!
Moisture-wicking leggings Thermal leggings Waterproof hiking pants Fleece pants Gaiters (optional)
1. Moisture-wicking leggings
2. Thermal leggings
3. Waterproof hiking pants
4. Fleece pants
Boots Sock liners (or thin, moisture-wicking socks) Thermal socks
2. Sock liners
3. Thermal socks
Wear nothing brand new