International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

Mt. Shuksan Climb

Washington  •  9,127'  •  2782m

Mt. Shuksan Climb with International Mountain Guides

IMG Mt. Shuksan Climb 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.

[  ]Long underwear top and bottom (light or medium weight)
[  ]Expedition weight long underwear top
[  ]Fleece or soft shell jacket
[  ]Stretch nylon (Schoeller fabric) pants or lightweight fleece pants
[  ]Waterproof/ breathable shell with hood
[  ]Waterproof/ breathable pants (full side zips preferred)
[  ]Warm, roomy down or synthetic jacket with hood (not an 8,000 meter jacket)
[  ]Wool or fleece hat
[  ]Insulated ski or climbing gloves
[  ]Fleece or lightweight climbing gloves
[  ]Heavy wool or synthetic socks with liners (one extra change)
[  ]Baseball or sun cap
[  ]T-shirt
[  ]Nylon Hiking shorts or pants

[  ]Full size internal frame pack, 5000 to 6000 cubic inches
[  ]Sleeping bag with stuff sack, rated to at least 20° F.
[  ]Sleeping pad
[  ]Plastic mountaineering boots or leather climbing boots- must be rigid soled and insulated
[  ]Full length gaiters
[  ]10 or 12 Point crampons, fitted to your boots
[  ]Sunscreen and lip balm
[  ]Ice Axe, 60 or 70 cm. in length, with wrist leash
[  ]Climbing harness with adjustable leg loops.
[  ]Climbing helmet
[  ]3 Carabiners (One locking pear shaped)
[  ]One sewn webbing sling or tied 6 mm prussik loop (approx. 24" diameter)
[  ]24' of 6 mm perlon rope
[  ]Adjustable ski poles
[  ]Headlamp, LED works well, bring an extra set of batteries
[  ]Dark glasses, UV rated with side protection (wrap around or side shields)
[  ]Double lens ski goggles or spare glasses
[  ]Two wide-mouth plastic water bottles, 1 liter capacity
[  ]Pocket knife
[  ]Plastic bowl, plastic insulated mug, spoon
[  ]Camera. The smaller and more convenient the camera the more opportunity you will have to photograph the climb.
[  ]Personal lunch food for four days. Bring a variety of your favorite foods. Include easy to eat snacks for the trail.
[  ]Light toiletries: toothbrush and paste, small roll of t.p., ear plugs for sleeping
[  ]Personal FA kit to include moleskin, a few Band-Aids, tape, aspirin, Advil, etc. Also consider bringing a water treatment system and/or insect repellant depending on the season.
[  ]2-3 Large heavy duty plastic garbage bags.

Included in your fee are dinners and breakfasts for the climb, all group equipment including shared tents, stoves, climbing ropes, hardware and climbing permits. Not included is transportation to the trailhead, lodging the evening prior to the start of the climb or the last night of the trip, or meals other than breakfasts and dinners on the program.

International Mountain Guides on Mt Shuksan, Washington
Recommended Gear

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I want to thank you and IMG for my trip to Mt. Shuksan last summer. Now every time I see it on a calendar or billboard, I can say 'I climbed that.' Eric and Aaron were great, and I would be glad to go on another trip with them...
~Bruce G.
In short, you run incredible expeditions to the degree that if all the 'clients' out there climb with you just once... all the other outfits will go out of business. And when people ask me how many people were on the trip, I don't say 3 guides and 9 clients, I say we had a team of 12. And that is very important. Thanks again...
~Brian S.
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