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Trekking Peak Equipment List


Climbing Equipment

  • Ice Axe w/Leash. General mountaineering tool.
  • Crampons. With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails.
  • Ascender (1). Right or Left it does not matter which one you choose.
  • Sewn Runners/ Webbing. Two double length sewn runners and one single.
  • Approximate lengths for slings:
  • Alpine Climbing Harness. Harness should fit over all clothing.
  • Carabiners. 2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 Non locking carabineers.
  • Adjustable 3 section Ski/Trekking poles. Optional..


  • Light Hiking boots or Trekking shoes. High comfort, good support
  • Double plastic climbing boots. Good quality plastic shells with inner boots.
  • Gaiters. Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being to tight around the boot.
  • Wool/Synthetic Socks. 4 pair heavyweight socks (wool is warmer) to be worn over the liner socks.
  • Liner Socks. 4 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin.

Technical Clothing

  • Lightweight Long Underwear. 2 pair tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton.
  • Heavyweight Long Underwear top. For extra warmth.
  • Soft Shell Pants.
  • Synthetic/Soft Shell jacket. With full-zip.
  • Insulated Synthetic Pants. Lightweight, full separating side zippers.
  • Hard Shell jacket w/ hood. We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper.
  • Hard Shell Pants. Waterproof, breathable. Full length side zippers preferred.
  • Insulated Down Parka w/ hood. Needs to fit over all insulation layers.


  • Lightweight Synthetic gloves. 1 pair. Should fit comfortably inside mitts or gloves. Lighter capilene preferred.
  • Heavyweight Synthetic/Soft Shell gloves. 1 pair. Wind stopper.
  • Expedition Shell Gloves w/ insulated removable liners. 1 pair
  • Expedition Shell Mitts. 1 pair.
  • Hand warmers and Toe Warmers: Bring 3 sets of each.


  • Headlamp. Bring plenty of spare bulbs & batteries.
  • Glacier glasses (w/ side covers or wrap around). 100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use.
  • Baseball cap/sun hat. 1 pair with a good visor to shade the nose and eyes.
  • Ski Goggles, 1 pair. 100% UV & IR.
  • Balaclava. (1) Heavyweight, (1) Lightweight.
  • Bandanas (2).
  • eoprene face mask. Optional

Personal Equipment

  • Expedition Backpack. 3,500 - 4,000 cu. in.
  • Trekking Backpack. 2,000 - 2,500 cu. in. (Optional)
  • Sleeping Bag. (Expedition quality rated to at least -40°F). Goose down preferred over synthetic for bulk & weight.
  • Sleeping Bag. (Expedition quality rated to at least -20°F). A second bag for Base Camp.
  • Self Inflating pads (2). Two 3/4 or full length pads. One for use at basecamp and one for camps higher on the moutain.
  • Closed-Cell foam pad. Full length closed cell is recommended, used while staying at camps higher than base camp.
  • Cooking Gear: Cup: 16oz. plastic insulated mug with snap-on lid.
  • Spoon: Good quality tough plastic.
  • Bowl: Plastic Tupperware type with 2-3 cup capacity and lid.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 or better, 2 small tubes.
  • Lip screen. SPF 20 or better, at least 2 sticks.
  • Water Bottles: 2 to 3 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Litre capacity per bottle.
  • Water Bottle parkas for the big bottles.

Toiletry bag.

  • Pee Bottle (1 Liter). Large mouth, clearly marked water bottle for use in tent.
  • Pee Funnel (for women).
  • Camp Knife or Multi Tool. Medium sized.
  • Thermos. 1 Liter capacity.
  • Trash Compactor bags (4).
  • Camera gear. Optional.
  • Compression Stuff Sacks. Especially for sleeping bags and clothing.


  • 2 Large duffle bags w/ travel locks. Used for transporting your gear.
  • Base Camp Items. It is good to bring additional items which you have found to be useful on previous expeditions.
  • Travel Clothes. A set of clean clothes is nice to have to change into after the trip.


First Aid

  • Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, Moleskin, molefoam, waterproof first-aid tape, athletic tape, Band-Aids, personal medica-tions, etc. The guides will have extensive first-aid kits, so leave anything extra behind. Let your guide know about any medical issues before the climb
  • Drugs/Medications/Prescriptions. Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirpro¬floxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for traveler’s diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Azithromycin (Z-pak) 250mg tablets for non-gastrointestinal infections. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin,Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.



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