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Equipment List Expedition
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Climbing-

o    Climbing harness;
o    5 meters / 15 feet of 6mm climber's accessory cord
o    Figure 8/Abseil belay device;
o    1 large mitten sized ascender (most members use the large petzl) and arm length leash;
o    2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small;
o    4 regular carabiners;
o    Ice axe w/leash;
o    Crampons - must fit boots perfectly. Steel crampons with anti-balling (anti-bot) plates are the best;
o    Adjustable trekking poles;
o    Helmet;


Upper Body-
o    2 cotton t-shirts;
o    2 polypropylene t-shirt;
o    2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts, lightweight;
o    1 polar fleece pullovers, medium weight;
o    1 polar fleece jacket.
o    Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable;
o    Lightweight down jacket for those chilly days in basecamp;
o    For high altitude use, 1 very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood, you may prefer a down/duvet suit;


Hands-
o    1 pr. lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts;
o    1 pr. Gore-Tex Gloves
o    1 pair Down mittens or 1 over mitt matched with the very warm synthetic down mitt liner


Head-
o    Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears;
o    Balaclava;
o    Face mask;
o    Ball cap or brimmed sun cap;
o    Glacier sunglasses with high protection UV rating;
o    1 pair ski goggles with light and dark lens;
o    Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs;
o    Bandana or head scarf/Buff, also useful for dusty conditions.


Lower Body-
o    Cotton underwear briefs;
o    1 pair walking shorts;
o    1 pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp;
o    2 pair lightweight thermal bottoms;
o    1 pair medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms;
o    1 pair polar fleece trousers;
o    1 pair Gore-Tex trousers, salopettes, or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips;
o    1 pr. Goose-down (duvet) trousers, salopettes or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet) suit.
o    Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags.


Feet-
o    1 pair Scarpa Phantom 8000, La Sportive Olympus months or Millet Everest boots or equivalent;
o    1 pair sturdy leather walking boots with good ankle support (we mean leather trekking, not climbing boots) for the walk to advanced basecamp;
o    1 pair trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp;
o    1 pair down booties (optional);
o    2 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks;
o    2 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool;
o    vapor barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags;
o    2 pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool;
o    Cotton socks for in town.


Sleeping-
o    For high altitude, 1 down (duvet) sleeping bag (rated to – 20 Centigrade or -0 Fahrenheit). In the high camp, you can sleep in your down (duvet) clothing inside your sleeping bag;
o    1 additional sleeping bag for basecamp (good to -20 degrees C or 0 degrees F);
o    At least 2 closed cell foam Kari-mats for use at high altitude; we do not recommend inflatable mats, as we have never seen one not puncture. If you want the extra comfort of an inflatable matt, make sure you have a repair kit and back up;
o    1 liter Pie Bottle, so you don’t have to get up in the Night!
o    Your sleeping bags should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top


Rucksack and Travel Bags-
o    1 small rucksack (25-35 liters, for the trek);
o    1 medium rucksack (50-60 liters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, for the climb);
o    2 large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals;
o    Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.


Drinking & Eating-
o    2 x 1 liter Nalgene bottles with insulation
o    1 liter Thermos (optional)
o    Steripen (optional); water purification filter freeze at altitude.
o    Plastic cup, spoon etc. for high camps.
o    Powder Energy drinks, Iso star, Gatorade etc.


Personal Hygiene-
o    female or male hygiene supplies;
o    2 tubes lip sun cream, 1 large tube skin sun cream (min.factor 15);
o    1 toothpaste/brush;
o    1 bar soap
o    hand sanitizer gel
o    1 small towel;
o    Baby wipes.


Medical-
Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor`s prescription:


o    Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids), personal medications, etc. The leaders will have extensive first-aid kits, so leave anything extra behind. Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb;
o    1 skin blister repair kit;
o    1 small bottle anti-diarrhea pills;
o    1 small bottle anti-headache pills;
o    1 small bottle cough and/or cold medicine;
o    1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide.
o    1 small bottle stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.;
o    Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant;
o    1 set earplugs;
o    Extra prescription glasses, contact lens supplies. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.




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