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Kilimanjaro Kitlist

Kilimanjaro Kitlist

Whichever route you’re planning to trek, Kilimanjaro requires a range of essential gear to keep you warm and comfortable… Because of the different temperate zones on Kili, you need a range of clothing to cope as you may encounter everything from hot and sunny weather to wind and rain, to sub-zero temperatures. Luckily, you’ll have porters to carry your kitbag in which you will keep your sleeping gear and any clothing you’re not wearing, leaving you free to carry the essentials in your daypack. If you’re trekking the Western Breach (as we did in issue 37/Mar ’13) then you’ll also need … Read more »

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Monch Kitlist

Monch Kitlist

Here’s our suggested kitlist for ‘easy’ classic alpine climbs such as the Bernese peak, the Monch   BASIC KIT Lightweight mountaineering boots – La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Semi-rigid crampons – Grivel G12 General mountaineering ice axe – Black Diamond Raven Backpack – Deuter Guide 30+ SL Softshell pants – Rab Vapour-Rise Guide Pants Softshell jacket – The North Face Alpine Project Windstopper Jacket Baselayer – Paramo Grid Tech Baselayer Lightweight harness Screwgate karabiner Warm hat and sun hat Sunglasses Fleece gloves Socks Underpants IN THE PACK Lightweight waterproof jacket – Adidas Terrex Active Shell Jacket Lightweight waterproof trousers – Berghaus Velum Pants Gore-Tex gloves – Mammut Eiger Extreme Insulated jacket – Rab Generator Jacket Suncream Water Snacks AT THE HUT Sleeping bag liner Washkit Spare baselayer, socks, … Read more »

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Corsica GR20 Kitlist

Corsica GR20 Kitlist

Planning to trek Corsica’s GR20? Here’s our complete list of gear to take… When planning your kit for the GR20, one decision to make is whether to carry camping gear or to sleep in refuges. If you’re going in the peak months (July and August) you should definitely carry a tent as you can’t pre-book refuges and so a bed can’t be guaranteed. Another decision is whether to carry food or not, and of course this will affect your pack weight significantly. We carried enough freeze-dried food for a week, but a good option is to eat at refuges and bergeries … Read more »

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