For you to be comfortably climbing on Kilimanjaro summit night, you can consider to wear 4 layers on top and 3 layers on the bottom, depending with weather and advisable to be clean and dressed properly.
Temperature at summit day may drop below -15°C depending on climbing Month.
Using a wide mouth water bottle for easy drinking of water, on summit night walk and pack it upside down as usually water frozen starting from the top of bottle. Once you pack upside down and if frozen on top still you will turn and access regular water.
If you’re using camel back on Kilimanjaro summit night, you can keep wrap it at shirt and tuck hand warmers. Choose the ones which have pipe cover to keep insulation and protect from freezing.
Wind proof is essential and the point you’re crossing saddle as well on crater rim where you may have strong winds.
Be sure to pack the following items;
- Leather or thermal boots
- Gore-Tex, Microtel or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
- Gore –Tex, Microtel or K-tech pants
- Fleece jacket
- Fleece pants
- Gore-Tex mittens or gloves
- Head torch
- Thermal flask
- Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex glove)
- Thermal glove liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves)
- Fleece balaclava
- Thermal balaclava
- Thermal top
- Thermal long johns
- Thermal socks
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Day pack