RMI and Whittaker Mountaineering Gear Guides Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari Gear Guide - Page 2


Dear Adventurer,

Welcome to Kilimanjaro! Congratulations on your decision to stand atop the "Roof of Africa." The view from the summit is breathtaking. In fact, I have stood up there and enjoyed it 15 times. This adventure is amazing every step of the way and we look forward to sharing it with you!

Climbers know that efficiency is key to enjoying adventures in the mountains. This is true both for movement and for equipment. In addition to all of the training you are doing, part of the preparation for your climb is making sure that you have the proper gear. The right equipment choices provide an added degree of comfort and safety, allowing you to focus on the climb and enjoy the experience.

We know you have many choices when it comes to outdoor products. We also know that navigating all the options can be overwhelming, which is why we created this Gear Guide to help simplify the outfitting process. On the following pages we share our philosophy, tips and advice, and specific functions and features of each equipment item listed for the RMI Kilimanjaro adventure. We also identify the products that we believe are the “best in class” and ideal for climbing Kili.

Guiding folks on Kilimanjaro since 1984 has given us a pretty good idea about what works and what doesn’t up on the mountain. As your guides, we commit to helping you prepare before the trip just as much as we commit to professional–quality guiding once your adventure begins.

We are excited to have you join us!

See you on the mountain,

Peter Whittaker

Co-Owner of RMI Expeditions and

Whittaker Mountaineering