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Rental Gear

We provide high quality “like new” rental gear that will serve you well during your climb. These items are quite expensive in the retail market and renting rather than buying can save you money. Renting gear will also lessen your airline baggage as sleeping bags, pads, and down jackets will probably be the bulkiest items that you will bring to Kilimanjaro.

You can request to reserve rental gear by filling out our Rental Gear Request Form. You will pay for the rental equipment with US Dollars, 2009 and newer bills at the trip briefing; it is not included in your booking form and we do not accept Credit Cards. Cash only. Rental gear is only available to Peak Planet clients.

Please note that the weight of the rental sleeping pad and trekking poles are not counted towards your porter weight limit if rented from us. The weight of the down jacket and sleeping bag do count towards your porter weight limit.

If you request ALTOX, You can cancel it up to 30 days before your climb, within 30 days of your climb you will be charged the full $350 at the trip briefing.

RENTAL GEAR PRICE (USD) WEIGHT
Synthetic Jacket $60 1.3 kg / 2.9 lbs
Sleeping Bag $50 2.0 kg / 4.4 lbs
Inflatable Sleeping Pad Included 2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs
Trekking Poles (pair) $20 0.5 kg / 1.1 lbs
ALTOX Personal Oxygen System $350 3.0 kg / 6.6 lbs
Gamow Bag $250 5.7 kg / 12.7 lbs

Sleeping Bag

We use the Ferrino Nightec 800 sleeping bag or equivalent. The sleeping bag is supplied with a cotton liner to provide a cleaner and more comfortable nights sleep. These sleeping bags are comfort limit rated to -0°F (-15°C).

Ferrino designed this sleeping bag with a refined attention to detail. It is ideal for all seasons, thanks to its manmade filling to guarantee outstanding warmth, it also has a brand new Dual-Zip system for optimum comfort, whatever the situation. On the opposite side of the main zipper is an additional, 55-cm zipper which offers easier entry and even more room to move.

  • Dual-zip
  • Cold protection hood
  • “One touch” fast system to open and close the hood from the inside with just one hand.
  • Padded zip baffle
  • Padded heat collar
  • Storage pockets
  • Double anti-snag tape on zip
  • Offset seams: to prevent heat dispersion, the seams between the inner and outer layers are never communicating
  • INNER 100% Polyester 190T
  • FILLING microfibre 1510 g shingle construction

Gamow Bag

Portable Altitude Chamber
The Gamow bag is a portable Hyperbaric Chamber used for the treatment of Acute Mountain Sickness. The Gamow bag simulates a descent of as much as 7,000 feet by increasing air pressure around the patient. This can quickly relieve the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness. It is constructed of durable nylon and reinforced with circular nylon straps. A zipper that runs the length of the bag permits easy access for the patient. It is also equipped with four clear windows for visual contact. A foot pump is used to pressurize the bag up to 2 lbs. per square inch.

  • Pack size: 22″ x 15″ x 9″
  • Dimensions of inflated bag: 84″ x 21″
  • Color: Red
  • Total weight: 12.7 lb
    • Bag: 6.1 lb
    • Pack: 2.05 lb
    • Pump: 4.4 lb
    • Manual: 0.15 lb
  • Fits inside a red carrying bag with shoulder strap and backpack straps.

Jacket

Our Ferrino synthetic down jackets will keep you warm and toasty on Kilimanjaro’s cold nights. The PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation is engineered with millions of air pockets to trap body heat in extreme conditions. The lack of bulk means great freedom of movement for activity. And the water resistant treatment ensures it maintains its warmth properties even in wet conditions. The jacket is designed for durability, maximum comfort and protection.

Trekking Poles

Our rental trekking poles are lightweight aluminum telescopic poles of various brands. Rented in pairs. Trekking poles help take some of the weight off of your legs during the hike and transfer some of your weight into your arms. They also help your stability when hiking over uneven or wet terrain.

ALTOX Personal Oxygen

We are one of only a few Kilimanjaro operators that offer ALTOX Personal Oxygen Systems.

ALTOX is designed to aid climbers on their ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. It can eliminate most if not all of the symptoms of altitude illness, in the process it can greatly improving your chances of a successful summit and making it a far more pleasurable experience.

An ALTOX Personal Oxygen System provides oxygen supply to a climber on the mountain. Oxygen is supplied directly into the nostrils via our silicone nasal cannula, rather than a facemask. The system utilizes a pulse dose meter which detects when the climber is commencing an inward breath.

A small and precise dose of oxygen is delivered during the first part of the inhalation, ensuring that the valuable oxygen reaches the deepest parts of the lungs. This method of dosing makes it possible for each oxygen cylinder to last for 7 to 10 hours.

Our mountain guides are all fully trained on how to deploy the system, making it easy and simple for you to use. Two oxygen canisters are included in each system, carried in a backpack. The first canister is used during an acclimatization hike to get you used to the system. The second canister is used on summit night. A guide will carry your normal daypack during summit night so that you do not have to carry both the weight in your pack and the oxygen system.

If you have any doubts about acclimatizing to high altitude, ALTOX is highly recommended.

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