What to put in your daypack on Kilimanjaro

What to carry with you on the mountain

Normally you will not see your backpack from the moment you hand it to the porter in the morning to at least lunchtime, and maybe not until the end of the day. It’s therefore necessary to pack everything that you may need during the day in your bag that you carry with you. Some suggestions, in no particular order:

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  • sweets
  • water and water purifiers
  • camera and spare film/batteries
  • the guidebook/maps
  • sunhat
  • sunglasses
  • suncream
  • compass
  • toilet paper and trowel
  • rainwear
  • walking sticks
  • knee supports
  • medical kit, including chapstick
  • watch
  • whistle
  • lunch (supplied by your crew)

    Walking through the Groundsel grove with an over-full daypack – yours should not be nearly as packed!