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Gear List

IMG Bolivia 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 Eric Simonson, the expedition organizer. Don't cut corners on the quality of your gear.

Climbing Gear
[  ]Ice Axe: A 60 cm length
[  ]12-point Crampons
[  ]Climbing Harness
[  ]Climbing Helmet: Required
[  ]Trekking Poles

Hardware
[  ]3 locking carabiners
[  ]4 lightweight regular carabiners
[  ]Ascender (with handle)
[  ]2 X 48" slings
[  ]20' of 7mm perlon cord
[  ]1 X 5mm prussik loop
[  ]ATC for rappelling (A Figure 8 is also a good option)

Backpack & Sleeping Bag
[  ]Climbing Backpack: minimum of 60 liters
[  ]Smaller "daypack" for your airline travel carry on
[  ]Sleeping Bag: Rated from 0 to -10°F
[  ]Sleeping Pads

Camp Accessories
[  ]Cup/Bowl/Spoon
[  ]Headlamp
[  ]Water Bottles X 2
[  ]Water bottle insulation X 2
[  ]Water Treatment
[  ]Camera
[  ]Pocket Knife

Footwear
[  ]Double Climbing Boots
[  ]Gaiters
[  ]Camp Shoes
[  ]Comfortable hiking shoes/boots
[  ]Socks X 4

Clothing
[  ]Insulated Parka
[  ]Shell Jacket
[  ]Shell Pants
[  ]Synthetic Insulated full-zip pants
[  ]Mid Layers: Fleece or Down Sweater
[  ]Soft Shell Jacket
[  ]Soft Shell Climbing Pants
[  ]Base Layers
[  ]2 Synthetic Tops
[  ]1 Synthetic Long John

Outerwear Accessories
[  ]Mittens
[  ]Heavy Climbing Gloves
[  ]Light Gloves
[  ]Leather gloves
[  ]Wool or fleece winter hat/beanie
[  ]Neck Gaiter and/or a Buff
[  ]Baseball Hat
[  ]Bandana

Personal Accessories
[  ]Glacier Glasses
[  ]Goggles
[  ]Vision correction
[  ]Wrist Watch
[  ]Small Travel Towel
[  ]Soap/Shampoo
[  ]Cold medicine (Sudafed, etc.), Chloroseptic or Tessalon Perles throat lozenges.
[  ]Sunscreen with SPF minimum 30
[  ]Lip balm with sunscreen
[  ]Personal Snack Food: 3lbs
[  ]iPhone/Kindle/Book
[  ]Hand and Foot warmers X 3

Basic First Aid
[  ]Hand Sanitizer
[  ]Moleskin or Compede
[  ]Athletic Tape
[  ]Aspirin
[  ]Ibuprofen
[  ]Imodium
[  ]Band Aids
[  ]Antacid
[  ]Ear Plugs
[  ]2 rolls of toilet paper

Required Prescription Medications
[  ]Antibiotic for respiratory and GI problems (azithromycin / "Z-Pak")
[  ]Diamox (acetazolamide) for acclimatization (125 mg tabs recommended, enough for a week
[  ]Sleeping pills for jet lag
[  ]Malaria Chemoprophylaxis, if needed based on travel plans
[  ]Asthma medication
[  ]Nifedipine, for pulmonary edema (30mg time release tablets-bring a couple tablets)
[  ]dexamethasone, for cerebral edema (bring a few 4mg tablets)

Travel Items
[  ]Duffel Bags X 2
[  ]Travel Wallet
[  ]Passport
[  ]Casual Clothes for around town
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