Aconcagua Climb Argentina • 22,840' • 6962m
Gear List

IMG Aconcagua 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 Phil Ershler, the expedition organizer. Don't cut corners on the quality of your gear.

Required Gear
[  ]Internal frame mountaineering backpack
[  ]2 duffel bags
[  ]Small carry-on/travel bag
[  ]Ice Axe (60-70 cm)
[  ]Crampons
[  ]Adjustable ski poles
[  ]Climbing Harness
[  ]Climbing Helmet
[  ]1 locking and 1 non-locking carabiner
[  ]Sleeping bag rated between 0F and -20°F
[  ]Inflatable sleeping pad
[  ]Closed cell foam pad
[  ]Double climbing boots
[  ]Gaiters
[  ]Light hiking shoes or boots
[  ]Sandals for river wading
[  ]3 sets of wool climbing socks
[  ]3 sets of light hiking socks
[  ]Light hiking shirt
[  ]Light hiking shorts and pants
[  ]4 Pairs of synthetic underwear
[  ]2 sports bras (ladies)
[  ]Synthetic base layer for legs (long underwear)
[  ]Soft-shell climbing pants
[  ]Waterproof Gore-Tex pants with full-length leg zippers
[  ]Insulated climbing pants
[  ]2 Synthetic upper body base layers
[  ]1 or 2 medium weight insulating layers
[  ]Soft-shell jacket
[  ]Insulated parka
[  ]Waterproof Gore-Tex jacket
[  ]Wool/fleece beanie hat that fits under your helmet
[  ]Light weight gloves
[  ]Medium weight gloves
[  ]Heavy weight gloves
[  ]3 Buffs
[  ]Sun hat
[  ]Glacier glasses
[  ]Goggles
[  ]Sunscreen and lip balm (at least 30 spf)
[  ]2 wide-mouth Nalgene water bottles
[  ]2 water bottle insulating covers
[  ]Thermos
[  ]Pee bottle
[  ]Female Urination Device
[  ]Plastic cup, bowl and spoon
[  ]Headlamp with extra batteries
[  ]Camera
[  ]Toiletries
[  ]Ear plugs
[  ]Personal first aid kit and REQUIRED medications:
  • High altitude and travel medications:
    • Acetazolamide (14 tablets @ 125mg)
    • Dexamethasone (4 tablets @ 4mg)
    • Nifedipine (2 tablets @ 30mg)
    • Azithromycin (2 regimens)
  • Aspirin
  • Antacids
  • Imodium
  • Moleskin or second skin for blisters
  • One roll of athletic tape
  • Band-aids

Consult with your doctor to acquire medications and to complete IMG Physician's Certificate in the application package.

[  ]Iodine for water purification
[  ]Pocket knife
[  ]Small travel towel
[  ]5 Large trash compactor bags
[  ]Alarm wrist watch
[  ]Casual clothes: Make sure to bring some comfortable clothes for hanging out and going out to dinner. Leave the black tie/dress at home, but classier attire is appropriate at some of the meals we will be having in Mendoza. Don't forget a bathing suit and flip flops.

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