Equipment & Clothing

Outer/Mid Layers

  • Rain/wind shell parka
  • Warm down puffy parka
  • Fleece jacket, light puffy
  • Hard shell rain/wind pants
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shorts

Base Layer

  • 1 long sleeve top layer
  • 2-3 short sleeve hiking shirts
  • 1 pair long underwear
  • 3-4 pair of synthetic underwear

Accessories

  • 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
  • Hats
    • Fleece or warm wool beanie
    • Baseball cap
  • Buff
  • Wrist watch
  • Belt

Gear

  • 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
  • Band-Aids
  • Small camp towel
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper

Medications

  • 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)
  • Ibuprofen
  • 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
  • Crampons
  • Climbing Harness

Other climbing hardware:

  • Ascender
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • 2 non-locking carabiners
  • 2 slings
  • Accessory 7 mm cord
  • Rappel device