- Rain/wind shell parka
- Warm down puffy parka
- Fleece jacket, light puffy
- Hard shell rain/wind pants
- Hiking pants
- Hiking shorts
- 1 long sleeve top layer
- 2-3 short sleeve hiking shirts
- 1 pair long underwear
- 3-4 pair of synthetic underwear
- 1 pair hiking boots
- 1 pair hiking shoes (e.g. Merrells)
- 1 pair flip flops
- 3 pair hiking socks
- Eyewear (bring 2 pair)
- Mountain sunglasses/glacier goggles (that block light from the sides)
- Eyeglasses as needed
- 2 pair gloves
- 1 pair light hiking gloves
- 1 pair warm ski gloves
- Fleece or warm wool beanie
- Baseball cap
- Wrist watch
- Large daypack – will enable you to stuff and carry your warm puffy, trekking poles, an insulating layer, wind and rain hardshell, gloves, food, water, etc.
- Sleeping bag – rated to at least 20°
- Collapsible trekking poles
- Headlamps (2) with extra batteries
- Water bottle
- Hydraulic water system
- Water treatment tablets (For at least 50 liters)
- Small pocket knife
- TSA locks
Other personal items
- Broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or more)
- Lip balm
- Hand sanitizer – 2-3 bottles
- Wet wipes – 2 packs
- Personal body wipes
- Small camp towel
- Toilet Paper
- Antibiotic for upper respiratory problems (Zithromax Z-Pak)
- Antibiotic for GI problems (Cipro and/or Z-Pak)
- Diamox (acetazolamide) for acclimatization (125 mg tabs recommended, enough for a week)
- Nifedipine (for pulmonary edema, the 30 mg time release x 2 tablets) and dexamethasone (for cerebral edema, 4 mg x 10 tablets)
- Sleep-aids for the first few days of jet lag
Non-prescription medications that we recommend
- Imodium for diarrhea
- Pepto Bismol (tablets recommended)
- Throat lozenges
Please consult your doctor regarding the following immunizations:
- COVID-19 vaccination and booster vaccination (required)
- Tetanus-Diphtheria – You should already have. Do you need a booster?
- Polio -You should already have. Do you need a booster?
- MMR -You should already have. Do you need a booster?
- Meningitis – Recommended. Consult your physician.
- Hepatitis A – Recommended. Consult your physician.
- Hepatitis B – Recommended. Consult your physician.
- Typhoid – Recommended. The tablet form, Vivotif, is good for five years.
- Rabies — Recommended. There are two rabies vaccines available in the United States.
Technical climbing equipment:
- Mountaineering boots
- Heavy duty socks 2 pair
- Climbing Helmet
- Ice Axe
- Climbing Harness
Other climbing hardware:
- 2 locking carabiners
- 2 non-locking carabiners
- 2 slings
- Accessory 7 mm cord
- Rappel device