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Required equipment

Normal and Polish Glacier Traverse Climbing Expeditions


Required Personal Equipment and Clothing

 

Head

  • Glacier glasses (100% UV filter and side protection)
  • Ski goggles
  • Sun cap or hat (with bandana and visor)
  • Ski hat (wool or fleece)
  • Light balaclava (Polypropylene or Capilene)

 

Upper Body

  • 1 Fleece pullover (like soft polaretec 100 or 200) 
  • 1 Fleece jacket (mid to heavy weight)
  • 1 Parka with hood - for -30°C / -22°F - (down or synthetic), expedition type (needs to fit over all insulation layers).
  • 1 Rainproof or windproof breathable jacket with hood (we suggest Gore-Tex)
  • 2 Thermal baselayer shirts (Polypropylene or Capilene)
  • Cotton T-shirts or shirts
  • 1 Turtleneck or multifunctional headwear of synthetic material (Buff or similar)

 

Hands

  • 2 Pairs of inner thermal gloves (Polypropylene or Capilene)
  • 1 Pair of insulated finger gloves
  • 1 Pair of insulated mittens (fleece, down or polar guard)
  • 1 Pair of over mittens (Gore-Tex, in case your mittens are not made of waterproof material)

 

Legs

  • Light weight long underwear (tops and bottoms)
  • Expedition weight long underwear, Polypropylene or Capilene (tops and bottoms). No cotton blend
  • Fleece trousers (light weight). Full length side zippers recommended (bibs are not recommended due to its extra weight).
  • Wind pants (breathable and waterproof). Full separating side zips required (we suggest Gore-Tex).
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (optional)

 

    Feet
  • 1 Pair of comfortable hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • 4 Pairs of outer socks (thick wool or polypropylene)
  • 3 Pairs of inner socks (thin silk or polypropylene)
  • 2 Pairs of cotton socks (for approach to base camp
  • 1 pair of sandals for river crossings (or Neoprene booties with sole)

 

Mountaineering Equipment

  • 1 Pair of plastic boots (double plastic boots), -40ªC / -40ºF. We recommend Asolo AFS 8000, Koflach Artic Expedition or Scarpa Vega.
  • Gaiters (Gore-Tex + Cordura). We recommend Outdoor Research Crocodiles
  • Crampons with ‘step-in’ bindings (recommended Charlet Moser Super 12). Not Grivel Rambo, Footfangs or Simond Scorpions.
  • 1 pair of trekking poles (collapsible preferred)
  • 1 ice axe. We recommend Grivel

 

Backpacks - Duffel Bags

  • Expedition backpack: internal frame pack (80 liters / 5000 cubic inches) with crampons attachment points and ice axe haul loops (we recommend The North Face and Low Alpine)
  • Day pack (for approach to base camp)
  • 1 extra large and strong duffel bag with lock (large enough to fit in all your equipment) to be carried by the mules.
  • 1 smaller duffel bag with lock (to store excess gear in the hotel)
  • Plastic bags to keep clothing dry
  • Toiletry bag

 

Sleeping Gear

  • Sleeping bag, expedition quality (for at least -20ºC – -4ºF,). 1 kg. of down preferred (only 650/700 cu. in. fill, very high quality)
  • Sleeping mat (Thermarest or similar, full length recommended)
  • Foam pad (only if you bring a Thermarest, to avoid a burst)

 

Others Recommened

 

  • Head lamp (spare batteries and bulb)
  • Dish, glass, spoon, knife and folk (unbreakable set to be used at the upper camps)
  • 1 one-liter stainless steel thermos
  • 2 one-liter water bottle (wide mouth). Water bottle insulated needed. We recommend Nalgene
  • 1 pocketknife
  • 6 Hand warmers (for summit day)
  • 1 one-liter pee bottle (wide mouth)
  • 1 pee funnel (women). We recommend Freshette
  • Personal first aid kit (simple)
  • Sun screen (30-40 solar protection factor)
  • 2 Lips screen (20-40 solar protection factor).

 

Misc.

  • Camera (extra batteries and memory cards)
  • Book, games, music devices to spend time in tent
  • Insect repellent coating for hike in clothes
  • Copies of relevant documents (Passport, maps, directions, etc)
  • Journal with pens.
  • Casual clothes for walking around, going to dinner
  • Small Spanish dictionary with travel phrases
  • List of critical information
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    Trekking to Plaza de Mulas and Plaza Francia
    Required Personal Equipment and Clothing

HEAD

  • Sun cap or hat (with bandana and visor)
  • Ski hat (wool or fleece)
  • Glacier glasses (with UV filter and side protection)

 

UPPER BODY

  • 2 Thermal baselayer shirts (Polypropylene or Capilene)
  • 1 Fleece pullover (like soft polaretec 100 or 200) 
  • 1 Fleece jacket (mid to heavy weight)
  • 1 Parka with hood - for -15°C / -5°F - (down or synthetic
  • 1 Rainproof or windproof jacket with hood
  • 1 Turtleneck or multifunctional headwear of synthetic material (Buff or similar)
  • Cotton T-shirts or shirts

 

HANDS

  • 1 Pair of insulated finger gloves
  • 1 Pairs of inner thermal gloves (Polypropylene or Capilene)

 

LEGS

  • 2 Thin synthetic pants (polypropylene or nylon)
  • 2 trekking pants

 

FEET

  • 1 Pair of comfortable hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • 2-3 Pairs of outer socks (thick wool or polypropylene)

 

MOUNTAINEERING EQUIPMENT

  • 1 pair of trekking poles (collapsible preferred)

 

BACKPACK

  • 1 backpack 50 liters / 3.000 cu. in. (minimum)

 

SLEEPING GEAR

  • Sleeping bag, expedition quality (for at least -15ºC – 5ºF,)
  • Sleeping mat (Thermarest or similar, full length recommended)
  • Foam pad (only if you bring a Thermarest, to avoid a burst)

 

OTHERS RECOMMENDED

  • Head lamp (spare batteries and bulb)
  • 1 one-liter water bottle (wide mouth). We recommend Nalgene
  • 1 pocketknife
  • Sun screen (30-40 solar protection factor)
  • 2 Lips screen (20-40 solar protection factor).
  • Personal first aid kit (simple)
  • Toiletry bag

 

MISC.

  • Camera (extra batteries and memory cards)
  • Insect repellent coating for hike in clothes
  • Copies of relevant documents (Passport, maps, directions, etc)
  • Journal with pens.
  • Casual clothes for walking around, going to dinner
  • Small Spanish dictionary with travel phrases
  • List of critical information

 

The above gear list must be used as a guide.

 

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