International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

Patagonia Trek

Torres del Paine  •  Chile  •  5,246'  •  1599m

Patagonia Trek with International Mountain Guides

IMG Patagonia Trek Gear List

This equipment list is meant to help you compile your personal gear for a mountaineering expedition. Most items are required. Please consider each item carefully and be sure you understand the function of each piece of equipment before you substitute or delete items. Keep in mind that this list has been carefully compiled by the expedition organizer. Don't cut corners on the quality of your gear.

Gear
[  ]40-50L Pack (rain cover optional)
[  ]Trekking Poles

Upper Body (torso)
[  ]Short-sleeved synthetic or wool base layer t-shirt (x1)
[  ]Long-sleeved synthetic or wool base layer t-shirt (x1)
[  ]Softshell jacket
[  ]Gore-Tex rain shell jacket
[  ]Lightweight Insulated jacket (down or syn. filled 'puffy)
[  ]Fleece pullover or sweater to change into at the huts. (Evening attire, but functional while trekking).

Lower Body (legs)
[  ]Lightweight long underwear synthetic or wool (optional)
[  ]Softshell pants or convertible nylon trekking pants
[  ]Gore-Tex pants
[  ]Lightweight quick drying pair of shorts (optional)

Feet
[  ]A pair of mid-weight Gore-Tex hiking boots that have been worn and tested
[  ]3 pair of socks (and liners if you wear sock liners)
[  ]A lightweight pair of sandals/shoes for around the refugios
[  ]Lightweight gaiters (optional)

Hands
[  ]Mid-weight softshell or fleece gloves (x2)

Sleeping
[  ]Down or synthetic sleeping bag rated 20°F up to 45°F.

Misc.
[  ]Sunscreen & lip balm
[  ]Small first aid & toiletry kit for simple personal care (TP, blister care, small cuts, etc.)
[  ]1 wide mouth water bottle
[  ]Earplugs
[  ]Watch with alarm
[  ]Small pocketknife or Leatherman.
[  ]Camera (extra battery); USB for sharing photos with team
[  ]Headlamp with fresh batteries
[  ]2 trash bags
[  ]Shower shoes (flip flops)
[  ]Small Towel (towels are not always readily available in the huts)
[  ]Snack food — a small assortment of pre-packaged snacks that you enjoy. No meat, cheese or fruit products.
Recommended Gear

Confused by what exactly we mean on some of the listed gear, or wondering which brands might be better? See the IMG Recommended Gear Page »

Then browse the IMG Online Gear Store for our favorite climbing and trekking gear, as well as used rental gear, logo t-shirts, and more.

If you can't find what you need in our store, IMG is proud to feature our partnership with Mountain Gear, and we recommend them for your equipment requirements. IMG climbers get 5% off when they click through here to access Mountain Gear's Online Store or call 800-829-2009 and use code: 0IMG (zeroIMG)

I am just back from Patagonia with IMG and had a wonderful time. Tye did a great job; he was the perfect host/leader. He was very personable with excellent attention to detail. I felt that he really cared about each and every one of us — how we felt physically and about the trip. For a new trip, it seemed seamless to me. I really liked the itinerary — the side trip to Serrano was a real treat. I have told all of my friends about what a good time I had with IMG, and how well I was taken care of.
~Laurie P.
Could not have been better! The trip was well planned, well executed and lots of fun...
~Ace Y.
 
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