2010 ECUADOR EXPEDITIONS EQUIPMENT LIST

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					                                                                                                   2010 ECUADOR EXPEDITIONS
                                                                                                             EQUIPMENT LIST


EXPEDITIONS
We have divided this list into several parts in order to facilitate shopping and packing. Please do not hesitate to call if you
have any questions regarding the items on this list. In many cases, while shopping you will be presented with several manu-
facturers products to choose from. Please consult the sales staff before spending a lot of money on something that might not
meet your needs.

While touring in the highlands, we can expect daytime temperatures in the 70's, evening temps in the 50's, and occasional
rain showers. While in the mountains, we can expect highs in the 50's and lows of minus 10 degrees.

We have not specified the number of clothing items you should bring, so please base your decision on the size of your bag-
gage, length of your trip and your likelihood of rolling around in the mud. Laundry services maybe available while in the city.
Some clothing/equipment will be used for several portions of the trip.

Earth Treks will supply the following: Guides, group climbing gear, group camping gear and first aid supplies. The items
marked with a * are included as part of your expedition. Please complete your application and indicate your shoe size.




                                                           City / Travel
    T-Shirts
    Shorts
    Long sleeved shirts (at least one suitable for wear in a nice restaurant)
    Long pants
    Underwear
    Socks
    Tennis shoes or walking shoes which are good for extended city walks
    Fleece jacket
    Passport style wallet (worn around neck) or waist belt style wallet
    $350 to $500 spending money (restaurant meals, gifts, staff/guide tips, approximately $40 departure tax)
    Sunglasses (or glacier glasses—see below)
    Baseball hat or visor (be sure the underside of the brim isn't white)


                                                    Climbing Clothing
    Lightweight balaclava
    Wool/Polarfleece hat
    Lightweight glove liners or wind-stopper fleece gloves (that fit under the mountaineering glove/mitten—see below)
    Mountaineering gloves or mittens insulated enough for the Arctic, i.e. Gore-tex shelled with removable inner liner (DO
    NOT SKIMP ON THIS ITEM)
    Gore-tex jacket and pants
    Socks (heavy weight wool socks (Thorlo or Smartwool) and silkweight liners; 2 pairs each)
    Hiking boots (light to medium weight)
    Bandanas
    Non-cotton underwear (men- capilene boxers or briefs / women- polypro sports bras, cotton or polypro briefs are ok)
    Silk-weight capilene (or other wicking synthetic) t-shirts
    Quick-dry shorts (can be same as city travel shorts)
    Long underwear (1 pair of mid-weight and 1 pair of expedition weight (100-200 weight or R2), capilene tops and
    bottoms). White or light colored tops are better than dark colors to reflect the sun.
    Down or synthetic filled insulated jacket (lightweight and packable)
    Gaiters (Sized to fit over mountain boots. For leather mountain boots, insulated super gaiters are an option.)



                                 rock climbing instruction • mountaineering guide service • indoor climbing centers
                                     7125 C Columbia Gateway Drive • Columbia, MD 21046 • 800-CLIMB-UP
                                     410-872-0060 • fax: 410-872-0064 • expeditions@earthtreksclimbing.com
                                                            www.earthtreksclimbing.com
                                                                                                    2010 ECUADOR EXPEDITIONS
                                                                                                              EQUIPMENT LIST


EXPEDITIONS
                                                   General Equipment
We will supply the following items:
        * Locking carabiners (2), and belay device (ATC-type)
        * Climbing harness (with belay loop and adjustable leg loops)
        * Mountaineering boots (if you wish to purchase your own call us for details)
        * Ice Axe (approximately 60 to 70 cm length) with a long leash
        * Pair of crampons (step-in crampons with anti-balling plates are strongly recommended)
   Passport/Visa. US citizens do not need a visa. International citizens: plan ahead - it may take 2 months to receive your
   visa. Make sure that your passport expiration date is at least 9 months beyond your departure date. Check with the US
   Department of State (www.travel.state.gov) for details and requirements.
   Day pack (for city, climbs and hikes; large volume 2000 cubic inch or more)
   Backpack (5,000 cubic inch or more)
   Pack Cover (Optional)
   Compact sleeping bag, with stuffsack, rated to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. No sleeping pad needed.
   Stuff sacks (or plastic bags to help organize your gear)
   Collapsible/Telescoping ski or trekking poles
   Headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs
   Insulated water bottles (2 one-liter water bottle or a Camelbak with a one-liter water bottle)
   Water bottle parker (to fit a one-liter water bottle)
   Camelbak-type hydration system (with shoulder straps, best if tube is insulated, simple is better, e.g. Camelbak Zoid.)
   4 Large heavy plastic garbage bags
   6 Ziplock plastic bags (for books and organizing small items)
   Glacier glasses with strap (should have dark lenses and full side coverage)
   Ski goggles
   Sunblock and lipblock (bring SPF25 or stronger), sunscreen (SPF8 to 12)
   Pocket knife or leatherman-type tool
   Toilet articles (tooth brush, Purel type handwash, biodegradable soap, wash and dry towelettes, hand towel, shampoo,
   tampons, multi-vitamins, moisturizing lotion, etc.)
   Personal first aid kit (including band aids, ibuprofen, Tylenol, Rolaids, Pepto-Bismol tablets, moleskin and molefoam,
   cough drops, and personal medications including 500 mg time release Diamox capsules and one course of Ciprofloxin -
   see your application, general information medical section, for details.)
   Water purification tablets or drops
   Insulated beverage mug
   Locks for your luggage
   6-8 zip-ties for luggage zippers
                                                         Optional Items
    Camera, assorted film, spare camera battery, tripod, lenses, flash, media cards
    Journal, sketch pad, paperback books, portable music (with replaceable batteries or battery pack)
    Pocket Spanish phrase book and dictionary
    Snacks, energy gel, electrolyte replacement drinks
    Ear Plugs (a nice item for sleeping during the afternoon in huts)

                                                                   Notes
Pack all equipment in 2 duffle bags. Make sure that you weigh your bags as most airlines are strict about a 50 lb limit
(especially if you are traveling during the post December holiday season). Also, you cannot fly with locks on your bags; use
zip-ties to secure the zipper for the flights. Once in the country you can lock your bags with your travel locks. For the climbing
portion of the trip, you will carry your gear in your pack from the road head to the climbers’ hut. One of your duffle bags will
be used to store any clothing at our hotel that you will not take on the climb.

The amount of fun you will have on this trip is directly proportional to how comfortable you are. The extra dollars and time
you spend acquiring quality climbing gear and warm clothing will be your guarantee of comfort.

                                  rock climbing instruction • mountaineering guide service • indoor climbing centers
                                      7125 C Columbia Gateway Drive • Columbia, MD 21046 • 800-CLIMB-UP
                                      410-872-0060 • fax: 410-872-0064 • expeditions@earthtreksclimbing.com
                                                             www.earthtreksclimbing.com