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Checklist for trekking / climbing trip

Many people travel and enjoy climbing as part of an active lifestyle or to support a charitable effort. As I was preparing for one such effort, I thought it may be useful to share my essential checklist for trekking-ware.

  1. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  2. 2 quick-drying T-shirts synthetic
  3. Light & expedition weight thermals
  4. Fleece jacket or pullover
  5. Waterproof shell jacket
  6. Down vest and/or jacket
  7. Lightweight gloves x 2
  8. Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  9. Lightweight hiking long pants
  10. Light & expedition weight thermals
  11. Waterproof shell pants
  12. Thin, lightweight inner sock liners (2)
  13. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (3) Required when others get wet
  14. Worn in hiking boots and spare laces
  15. Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees F
  16. Duffle bag and small lock
  17. Basic First Aid Kit
  18. Large plastic bags – to keep items dry
  19. One liter water bottles x 2
  20. Toiletries
  21. Small wash towel
  1. Personal medication



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