What to bring - packing lists

There is not much you need to get started with Ghana Mountaineers. For the easier hikes some good, comfortable shoes and a comfortable backpack are enough. And even if you want to begin climbing with us, you don't need much more than that to get on the rock.

Most of the equipment can be borrowed from us, also for overnight hikes and camping excursions. However, if you seriously want to get into hiking and climbing and want to join more often, we recommend to start acquiring some basic gear and equipment.

Below are some lists with essential stuff for some of our activities. These lists might vary sometimes, but they give you a good idea on what is needed.

Always a good idea is to bring along a set of clothes to change for the way back in the bus. Makes the ride so much more comfortable. 

In case of an existing medical pre-condition ( asthma, allergies, etc. ), you MUST bring your required medication and you have to inform the guide about where you carry the medication an how it is used.

Day Hikes

  • Good comfortable shoes, preferably hiking boots
  • Backpack, big enough to carry your drinking water and personal stuff

We recommend to calculate 1 liter of water per one hour hiking

  • sun protection ( hat, lotion )
  • snacks for the breaks

Multiple Day Hikes / Camping

in addition to day hikes:

  • bug repellent
  • torch light, preferably headlamp
  • sleeping mat
  • camping cutlery
  • change of clothes
  • toiletry items

Tents and other camping equipment is provided by Ghana Mountaineers.

Climbing

in addition to day hikes:

  • climbing harness
  • climbing shoes
  • helmet
  • belay / rappel device
  • 2 x locking carabiners
  • 1 x 110 cm slings
  • 2 x 60 cm sling
  • 1 x 50 cm prusik sling
  • 1 x 110 cm prusik sling

All of the above can be borrowed from GM.

Nice to have:

  • pocket knife
  • fire steel
  • tarp
  • triangle cloth
  • whistle
  • rain jacket