Review our checklist of equipment and clothing you should pack

Luggage

Waterproof duffle bag: 

To carry your main gear we recommend using a 90-100 L duffle bag. Max weight is 15 Kg.

Daypack: 

to carry your own daypack. Volume 30-40L is sufficient.

Cover:

waterproof cover or (and) dry bags.

Sleeping

Sleeping bag: 

4-season or -20 ºC sleeping bag and compression sack.

Sleeping bag liner: 

Things could be dirty so we recommend liner to keep the sleeping bag clean. The Liner also provides extra warmth.

Sleeping mat:

A sleeping mat will be provided, but if you’ll prefer an extra mat or a different one, you can take yours.

Head

Sun hat: 

Preferably wide-brimmed for extra sun protection.

Warm hat: 

Any hat to cover the ears.

Buff or bandana:

It is very dusty while you descend. Use a buff or bandana to protect you from breathing dust is good idea. Also provide extra warmth while it is cold.

Sunglasses:

Choose a pair of high UV protection glasses cat 3-4.

Headtorch: 

A good headtorch is needed during the night, and especially when walking during darkness.

Footwear

Hiking boots: 

Mid-weight hiking boots with ankle support. Well broken in to prevent blisters.

Gaiters: 

High heel gaiters, mostly to prevent dirt and derbis getting into the boots.

Socks:

3-4 pairs of hiking socks and a pair of liner socks for extra warmth and blister protection.

Thick socks:

Warm socks for the summit at night.

Hands

Lightweight gloves: 

Some gloves for daily use. Merino or fleece gloves.

Mittens: 

It gets really cold during the night at the summit. Heavy mittens should be able to go over your liner gloves. A safety strap is advised.

Trekking poles:

Trekking poles can reduce the impact on your joints by up to 20%.

Upper body

Thermal base layer: 

Merino wool is the best base layer.

T-shirt: 

Fast drying, moisture wicking

Long sleeved shirt:

Fast drying, moisture wicking, when is too sunny or breezy it’s a good idea to wear long sleeved shirt.

Fleece:

One lightweight and one warm polartec fleece.

Hardshell jacket:

Waterproof and windproof jacket. Goretex is the best but poncho will also be good.

Insulated jacket:

A synthetic or down jacket for the summit push.

Legs

Thermal base layer: 

Merino wool is the best base layer.

Hiking trousers: 

Hiking trousers for every day hiking, fast drying and weather resistant.

Hardshell trousers:

Waterproof and windproof trousers or over-trousers. Goretex material is the best.

General Accessories

Sun cream and lip balm: 

High UV protection SPF+50.

Toothbrush and toothpaste: 

Just small tube of toothpaste is sufficient.

Wet wipes:

It’s a really good idea to take antibacterial wet wipes to maintain good hand hygiene.

Ear plugs:

It could be noisy in camp, so ear plugs are recommended.

Personal snacks:

You’ll get sufficient meals, but you can take your favourite snacks just in case.

Camera:

The best way to keep your memories alive. You can take pictures on the phone or Gopro, it’s your choice.

Spare batteries:

Don’t forget spare batteries for your camera, and also for your head torch.

Powerbank or solar charger:

Be sure to bring one to recharge your phone.

First aid kit and personal medication:

Imodium or any medication for diarrhoea, and also painkillers, blister plasters and plasters. Any other medication prescribed by your GP.

Water bottles:

Capacity to carry at least 2 litres of water. A neoprene cover is advisable to help insulate the bottle at higher elevations. Water bladder is good, but you’ll need a thermos or insulated bottle for summit nights. Water bladder will definitely freeze.

Luggage padlock:

To lock your luggage and duffel.