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Summit day is often very cold, and it can be windy too with temperatures falling as low as -20oC. This is pretty normal at the top of the world’s highest free-standing mountain, so you need to be prepared. To keep warm and improve your chances of success on summit day, we recommend you set out with:

  • Base layer top and bottom (2, dependant on how much you feel the cold)
  • Thick socks on top of a liner sock
  • Mid layer
  • Fleece layer
  • Down or synthetic jacket
  • Waterproof/Windproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Mittens – with liner gloves underneath
  • Warm hat
  • Walking poles (optional)
  • Head torch
  • A small hot drink
  • Quick energy/sugar snacks

Some people like to listen to music on summit night, or some simply prefer to zone in and have that goal of the summit in mind. It’s close, one last push!

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