Gladys Adenture

Equipment Rentals

Gladys Adventure features an equipment collection unmatched on Mt. Kilimanjaro. In fact, Gladys operated as an equipment rental shop for 12 years before offering their own tours. Our very comprehensive stock list leaves nothing that you could possibly need. Most equipment is of numerous brands and models. Some of the models represented include Patagonia, North Face, Mountian Hardwear, Columbia, Vaude, Marmot and many others. The amount of equipment in our shop is sufficient enough that no advance reservations are required.

Our shop is open 7 days a week. If you are traveling with another company, arrangements can be made for delivery to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha (extra charge). We accept payment in cash or credit/debit card (with added bank fee). For rentals made to clients of other tour companies we request a form of collareral to hold while you have the equipment (drivers license for example). For Gladys Adventure clients we will go through an equipment check with you before your climb/safari and any rental items needed can be obtained at that time. Gladys Adventure clients receive a 30% discount from the prices listed below.

If you are climbing or going on safari through Gladys Adventure, you will not need all the items listed below since we provide the tents, sleeping mats, oxygen cylinders, oxmeter as standard equipment. For Gladys Adventure climbs your suggested packing list can be found as an article on the right hand side of this page as an article found further below on this page. If you are traveling through another tour operator check with them to see what they provide.

Rental List

All prices listed in USD, prices are inclusive of all tax

  • Thermal Underwear $10 per trip
  • Thermal Tops $10 per trip
  • Thermal T-Shirt $10 per trip
  • Fleece $10 per trip
  • Fleece Jacket (Thick) $10 per trip
  • Fleece Trousers $10 per trip
  • Down Jackets $25 per trip
  • Waterproof Trousers (Windbreak) $20 per trip
  • Summit Pants (Ski Pants) $25 per trip
  • Waterproof Jacket $15 per trip
  • Gaiters $15 per trip
  • Gloves $10 per trip
  • Glove Liners $5 per trip
  • Scarf $5 per trip
  • Warm Hat $5 per trip
  • Walking Poles (pair) $20 per trip
  • Sleeping Bag $40 per trip
  • Sleeping Bag Liner $10 per trip
  • Head Torch $15 per trip
  • Water Bottle 3ltrs $5 per trip
  • Hiking Boots $40 per trip
  • Socks $3 per trip
  • Crampons $30 per trip
  • Day Pack $35 per trip
  • Rucksack 70Ltr $70 per trip
  • Camping Bed $30 per trip
  • Balaclava $10 per trip
  • Poncho $15 per trip
  • Sunglasses $20 per trip
  • Sun hat $5 per trip
  • Walking T-Shirt $10 per trip
  • Walking Trousers $10 per trip
  • Duffel Bag (waterproof 85L) $30 per trip
  • Plastic Bin Liners $1 to buy
  • Rucksack Cover $10 per trip
  • Bandana $2 per trip
  • Oxymeter $50 per trip
  • Chair $20 per trip
  • Table $30 per trip
  • Camelback Water Bag $15 per trip
  • Day Pack Cover $5 per trip
  • Binoculars $30 per trip
  • Neck Warmer $5 per trip
  • Pillow $10 per trip
  • Thermal Rest Mat $40 per trip
  • Mountain Tent (2 person) $10 per day
  • Safari Tent (2 person) $20 per day
  • Mess Tent $30 per day
  • Oxygen $20 per day
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Mountain Packing List

What you need for a safe and comfortable trek...

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Mountain Packing List

mountain packing list items

Before your climb we will go through a piece by piece equipment check with you. Any item that you need can be rented at our shop (no prior reservations required). As our client you will receive a 30% discount from our listed prices.

Equipment

  • 1 - Sleeping Bag -- we suggest a comfort rating of at least 0 °C (32 °F) plus a liner.
  • 1 - Trekking Poles, collapsable
  • 1 - Head lamp, with extra batteries
  • 1 - Duffel bag - waterproof, 85L capacity or larger, for porters to carry your equipment
  • 1 - Daypack, 30-35L capacity, for you to carry your personal gear

Accessories

  • 1 - Sunglasses or Goggles ---important to be polarized
  • 1 - Backpack Cover, waterproof
  • 1 - 3 - Water Bottle(s) (Nalgene, 32 oz.)----you will need to carry 3L of water with you each day. It is best that not all water is in a Camelbak since too much chance of system breakdown or line freezing so best that at least some of your water is in a bottle. The park will not allow disposable bottles on the mountain.
  • 1 - Water Bladder (Camelbak type, 3 liters)--or carry 3L in water bottles as an alternative
  • 1 - Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)
  • 1 - Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving tent at night (recommended - not as important if you have a private toilet tent)
  • Stuff Sacks, Dry Bags or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate

Technical Clothing

  • 1 - Waterproof Jacket/Poncho, breathable with hood
  • 1 - Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down
  • 1 - Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell
  • 2 - Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
  • 1 - Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric
  • 1 - Waterproof Pants, breathable (side zipper is ideal)
  • 2 - Hiking Pants
  • 1 - Fleece Pants
  • 1 - Shorts (optional)
  • 1 - Long Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric
  • 5 - Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended
  • 2 - Sport Bra (women)

Headwear

  • 1 - Brimmed Hat, for sun/rain protection
  • 1 - Knit Hat, for warmth
  • 1 - Balaclava, scarf or Buff

Handwear

  • 1 - Gloves/mittens, warm and waterproof
  • 1 - Gloves (liner gloves)

Footwear

  • 1 - Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in
  • 1 - Comfort Shoes, to wear at camp (optional)
  • 5 - Socks, wool or synthetic -- cotton does not dry quickly enough
  • 1 - Gaiters, waterproof
  • 5 - liner socks (optional)

Miscellaneous

  • Toiletries
  • Prescription medicine -- if using Diamox, this is readily available in Moshi.
  • Sunscreen -- the UV is quite strong so this is important even if you do not typically use this
  • Lip Balm -- important to have UV protection
  • Insect Repellent, containing DEET -- not in pressurized can. This is only needed at lower altitudes
  • First Aid Kit -- your guide will have a first aid kit also but some basic items for blisters, upset stomach/nausea/diarrhea and headache is a good idea
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper -- some will be brought along but best to bring an extra roll
  • Wet Wipes (recommended)
  • Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional but can be a big help on summit day) -- these are not available locally
  • Electrolytes, powder or tablets (optional)
  • Camera/phone (optional) -- there is no charging capabilities on the mountain unless you bring a solar charger. Extra batteries/memory card are a good idea.

Documents

You will not take these on the mountain

  • Passport
  • Visa (available at JRO Airport upon arrival)
  • Immunization Papers --no immunization is needed unless you are coming from a Yellow Fever risk area.
  • Insurance Documents
  • Emergency contacts

Equipment Provided by Gladys Adventure:

  • sleeping tents (for clients and staff)
  • mess tent
  • cooking tent
  • sleeping mattress (for clients and staff)
  • folding table
  • folding chairs
  • cooking utensils
  • dining utensils
  • cooking fuel
  • food
  • water purification tablets
  • emergency oxygen cylinder(s)
  • portable stretcher
  • first aid kit
  • walkie talkie to communicate with Gladys Adventure office (we have our own private channel for this)

Packing for Safari

What you need for a safe and comfortable safari...

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Packing for Safari

During the safari you will be in a comfortable vehicle during the days. The temperatures can vary a fair amount from early morning to mid afternoon though. Dressing comfortably in light layers that can be easily added/removed is best. It is better to avoid wearing bright colors since this can attract unwanted insects such as tse tse flies. Although the safari vehicle has a protective pop up roof you will want some sun protection (hat, sunblock, sunglasses) and insect protection (repellent). If your itinerary a visit with the Hadzabe you will want good shoes for moving quickly through the bush and also long pants and long sleeves to avoid scrapes. During game drives, each vehicle will have binoculars but you may want to rent extras. The vehicles will have small electronic charging ports so bring any plugs/cables that you may want to use. Once at your night's accommodations, if you are choosing basic camping you will want a torch/headlamp, towel, soap, shampoo and shower slippers. Gladys Adventure includes sleeping bags for the safaris (but not for climbs) so one will not be needed. We will also provide tables and chairs for basic camping. For lodges and tented camps these are furnished already and there will be electricity either by generator or solar panels. The showers will be in your room/tent. If your safari includes a flight, keep in mind that Coastal Aviation flights with standard fare only allows 15kg luggage (including carry-on). Precision Air flights (flights from safari to Zanzibar) allow one 23kg bag. Overnights at Ngorongoro Conservation Area near the rim can be cold and windy - normally 5℃ colder than other campsites. Especially if basic camping you might want a jacket, light gloves and knit cap just in case.

Partners for Responsible Travel

We are proud partners of Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Program. Click to read about their valuable program. Kilimanjaro Porters Association