RMI and Whittaker Mountaineering Gear Guides Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari Gear Guide - Page 9

HANDS

Light Weight Gloves

A light pair of gloves are worn for much of the climb. They can be fleece, soft-shell, or a wind block/wind-stopper type material. Most of these will have a leather or synthetic palm for better gripping. Light gloves also provide a bit of insulation and protection when using trekking poles.

Medium Weight Gloves Your medium weight glove is a typical ski glove, insulated but with dexterity. They are worn for most of the morning on summit day. Guides generally prefer gloves with leather palms as they are more durable, wind proof, and provide a solid grip.

Heavy weight glove or mitt The heavy weight glove or mitt is worn high on the mountain in cold or stormy conditions. Even in the middle of summer blizzard type conditions and high winds can force climbers to wear these. Gloves must have a warm inner liner and an outer shell. Mittens are often insulated with down or synthetic material.

The 3-part Glove System Each glove layer is worn separately as conditions change during the climb.

Heavy Weight Gloves or Mitts The heavy weight glove or mitt is worn high on the mountain in cold or stormy conditions. Even near the equator, the cold temperatures and pre-dawn winds often warrant this level of protection.

LIGHT AND MEDIUM GLOVES

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Windstopper

Black Diamond

Arc

First Ascent

Mountain Glove

First ascent

Stash

First Ascent

Guide Glove

Marmot

Randonnee

Heavy Weight Gloves or Mitts

Black Diamond

Guide Glove

Marmot

Expedition Mitt

Medium Weight Gloves

Light Weight Gloves

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Outdoor research

Alti Mitt