Packing List

If I could buy stock in REI I would. The best I can do is be a member and use the dividends on more REI purchases. Listed below is the majority of the gear and personal items that I took with me.

Waterproof Gaiters are a must! We used gaiters every single day; through thick mud, extremely dusty trails, rain, sleet and snow. I would highly recommend getting a pair of gaiters. Warm clothes; it gets cold in the evenings. Gloves; make sure you have a waterproof shell. The day before our summit it rained, getting one pair of my gloves soaking wet. There was no time to dry out. Luckily I was not wearing my summit liners or shell, was only wearing a set for hiking. Diamox - don't even try without it. Not worth it. You will pee 100 times a day, but we were able to go through all base camps without any issues (no major headaches or nausea).

1x Head lamp + battery3x Head lamp + 7x AAA Battery
1x buff usa original1x buff usa cyclone
1x Sunglasses w/ polorized lens1x Sunglasses string


Upper Body
Safari /Camp/Lodge ShirtsSynthetic shirts, long sleve
Synthetic shirts, short sleve1x Waterproof jacket
1x Insulated jacket1x Thermal Underwear light
2x Thermal Underwear medium1x Thermal Underwear heavy
1x Light weight jacket1x Medium weight jacket
1x fleece jacket (camp)


Lower Body
Shorts/Bathing suit for safari / lodge1x loose fitting / fleece pants
6x underwear1x hardshell waterproof pants
3x Hiking pants1x Thermal Underwear light
1x Thermal Underwear medium1x Thermal Underwearheavy
1x Polartec pants


1x Glove liner1x Warm gloves
1x lightweight gloves


4x Wool socks4x sock liner
4x Travel socks (cotton)1x Hiking boots
2x Hiking boot laces1x Camp shoes
Gaiters - waterproof


Medical / Toiletries
Release Form - Doc Appt.Yellow Fevel Immunication
Diamox - AltitudeDecadron - Altitude
Cipro - Anti-diarrhealMefloquine - Malaria
AmbienCorticosteroid cream
4x Moleskin sheets1x eye drops
30x SunscreenLip balm
Insect repellantHand sanitizer
Baby wipesDuck tape strips
Band aidsTooth brush
Tooth pasteFloss
DeodorantSoap (travel / hiking)
TweezersEar Plugs
Small mirrorFoot power (gold bond)
Nail clippers


1x Back pack (30 lb max)x# Compression Stuff sacks
x# carabiners1x Back pack rain cover
2x trekking poles1x Sleeping Bag - 10 degree
1x Sleeping Pad2x Sleeping bag liner sheets
1x Duffel Bag (max 20kg / 44lbs)2x Nagene water bottles
1x Camelpack bladder2x Water Bottel insulator
pee bottlex# Travel Towels
1x Travel Pillow1x Eye mask
1x Ipod + charger cable1x Headphones
1x External Charger + cables1x Ipad + charger cable
1x Camera + cable1x Camera spare battery
1x GPS with Kili map + batteries1x Heart monitor watch+chest strap
1x Video Camera + cable2x Pen / 2x Pencil
1x Journalx# zip lock bags


Food stuff
Water flavor packetsInstant coffee packets
Sugar packetsCreamer packets
Power/Energy BarsOther snacks


PassportDrivers License
IteneraryContact Numbers - Africa, USA, Medical
International Health Card (yellow card)Credit Card(s)
Cash (Large Pres Head) - Tips/PurchaseCopies (passport, license, contact)
Travel WallettBook
Book reading lightLuggage Tags for all gear