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Ecuador Volcanoes Cayambe (18,990'), Cotopaxi (19,347'), Chimborazo (20,561')
Gear List

IMG Ecuador Volcanoes Gear List

This equipment list is meant to help you compile your personal gear for a mountaineering expedition. Consider all items required. Please contemplate each item carefully and be sure you understand the function of each piece of equipment before you substitute or delete items. Don't cut corners on the quality of your gear.

Travel Items
[  ]2 duffel bags
[  ]Small carry-on/travel bag
[  ]Passport (carry a good copy with you separately)
[  ]Secure travel wallet/belt

Climbing Gear
[  ]Internal frame mountaineering backpack (50-75 liters)
[  ]Adjustable ski poles
[  ]Climbing Helmet
[  ]Climbing Harness
[  ]1 locking and 1 non-locking carabiner
[  ]Crampons (Petzl, Black Diamond, Grivel)
[  ]Ice Axe (60-70 cm)
[  ]Avalanche Transceiver (available to rent from IMG)

Feet
[  ]Double climbing boots
[  ]Light hiking shoes or boots
[  ]Gaiters

Hands
[  ]Light weight gloves
[  ]Medium weight gloves
[  ]Heavy weight gloves

Head
[  ]Wool/fleece beanie hat that fits under your helmet
[  ]baseball type hat
[  ]Buff
[  ]Glacier glasses
[  ]Goggles

Personal Equipment & Necessities
[  ]Sleeping bag rated between 0°F and +10°F
[  ]Inflatable sleeping pad
[  ]Several face masks (for public areas or in close proximity)
[  ]Ear Plugs
[  ]Sunscreen and lip balm (at least 30 spf)
[  ]2 wide-mouth Nalgene water bottles (insulated?) No need for insulation
[  ]Plastic cup, bowl and spoon
[  ]Headlamp with extra batteries
[  ]Camera or camera phone (keep it light, and bring spare batteries)
[  ]Basic toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, hand sanitizer, shampoo/soap
[  ]1 Large plastic compactor bag (we will use this to line our backpacks to protect our gear from precipitation)
[  ]Pocket knife
[  ]Alarm device with altimeter (wrist watch)
[  ]phone/charger
[  ]water treatment
[  ]snacks for 7 days, drink mix
[  ]hand warmers
[  ]toilet paper
[  ]Cash/credit card

First Aid
[  ]Consult with your doctor to acquire these prescription medications:
  • Acetazolamide (14 tablets @125mg)
  • Dexamethasone (4 tablets @4mg)
  • Nifedepine (2 tablets @30mg)
  • Azithromycin (Z-pak)
[  ]Over The Counter medications:
  • Aspirin
  • Antacids
  • Imodium
[  ]Moleskin, band aids, athletic tape
[  ]Personal prescriptions/medication

Clothing
[  ]2 sets of wools socks
[  ]Light hiking shirt
[  ]Light hiking shorts and pants
[  ]2 Pairs of synthetic underwear
[  ]2 sports bras (women)
[  ]Synthetic base layer for legs (long underwear)
[  ]Soft-shell climbing pants
[  ]Waterproof Gore-Tex pants with full-length leg zippers
[  ]2 Synthetic upper body base layers
[  ]1 or 2 medium weight insulating layers
[  ]Soft-shell jacket
[  ]Medium weight insulated parka
[  ]Waterproof Gore-Tex jacket
[  ]Comfortable casual clothes for before/after climbs, bathing suit for hot springs

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