Standard Specification

Standard Specification has a lightweight mess tent, table and stools, smaller client tent and foam pad. Client must provide their own sleeping bag. This is our most adventurous specification and also lowest priced.

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Category Item STANDARD
CREW Senior Mountain guide (up to date Wilderness First Responder or equivalent)
Mountain guide (up to date Wilderness First Responder or equivalent)

y

Assistant guide (s) (Up to date red cross first aid certificated)

y

Camp Crew (s)

y

Cook (s)

y

Porters

y

CLIENT TENTS Walk in client tent

y

3 person “pup” tent used for 2 people
2 person “pup” tent used for 2 people

y

Full size sleeping cot
3 inch mattress
Foam pad

y

Pillow

y

Sleeping bag (-18 Celcius rated)
Thermal liner
MESS TENT Lightweight Mess Tent

y

Walk in mess tent
Lightweight tables

y

Backed chair
Stools

y

SAFETY DEVICES Pulse oximeter

y

Altitude sickness checklists

y

Stocked first aid kit

y

Custom evacuation stretcher

y

Oxygen

y

Portable altitude chamber
OTHER Toilet tent  y
Shower  / wash tent
Full trip and safety briefing

y


Client Sleeping Tent – NOTE: used for 2 people only

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Camping Crew

Sometimes people are a little shocked at the numbers of crew involved in these expeditions but bear in mind that you are trekking for multiple days where complete camps have to be carried up and down with all food as well. The employment benefits from these trips are significant and with our teams you’ll love the camaraderie too.

The numbers of porters vary with specification. Generally we tend to have higher numbers of crew than ‘budget’ operators. Why? Because we do not overload our porters and we carry essential extras such as stretchers, oxygen, first aid kits, mess tents for all specifications, fresh food and so on.

Our most popular routes and example numbers of crew by specification are listed below

Route Specification Guests Guides Camp crew Cooks Porters Total
Machame 7 day Lightweight 4 2 1 1 20 24
Mt Meru 4 day Lightweight 2 1 1 1 8 11