Right gear combo for a cold summit day

12:22 p.m. on March 23, 2009 (EDT)
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Can I get some help? - I'm climbing Kili in August - I know it will get cold on summit day. My plan is various fleece layers under an arcteryx Alpha jacket. (The alpha is super light gore-tex) and with a hooded down Ama Dablan jacket to throw on top when we stop. This means i'm not doing it with a heavier parka. does anyone think i'm underestimating what i need? Should I go with a heavier outerlayer, and does anyone think i should have a jacket I can put the down layer underneath?

I've done lots of cold weather hiking but this is different in several ways. Thanks.

(I first posted this on climbing but I think that was the wrong place. apologies.)

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