RMI and Whittaker Mountaineering Gear Guides Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari Gear Guide - Page 11


Gaiters We recommend gaiters large enough to fit over your trekking boots to guard against mud and snow.

Socks Four pairs of either wool or synthetic. Whatever sock combination you are accustomed to wearing during your training or previous adventures (single medium-weight socks, a medium-weight with a liner sock, two medium-weight socks together, etc) should work just fine for this climb.

Advice on Socks A good strategy for socks is to change pairs as soon as you are done climbing for the day, letting the pair you wore all day air dry. Continue this rotation for each day you are on the mountain and you will always have a pair of dry, warm socks to change into. Guide tip: stick your damp socks in your sleeping bag and let your body heat dry them out overnight. Caution: don't do this with soaking wet socks.

When to Use Gaiters

Gaiters are great to have in case the trail is muddy through the forest, if there is snow on summit day, or to keep loose rocks out of your boots if you have low cut trekking boots. As long as they fit snugly around your trekking boots, your gaiters can be either knee length or short.

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