Ecuador's Volcano Triple Crown

Ecuador, Climbing, 16 days - from $3,140 (land only)

Climbing

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs./33 lbs.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Gaiters

Socks

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Underwear

Baselayer shirts

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat or Balaclava

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Ski goggles

Gloves or mittens

Insulated over-gloves or mittens

4 season sleeping bag*

Headtorch/Headlamp with spare batteries

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x2

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Daypack (approx. 50 litres)

Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

Mountaineering Equipment

Mountaineering boots (see note below)*

Ice axe *

Crampons (preferably with ‘step-in’ bindings)*

Mountaineering or climbing harness*

Climbing helmet*

The following items are optional:

Thermarest (a foam camping mat is provided)

Trekking poles (recommended)

Training shoes /Sneakers or similar for camp use

Spare laces

Shorts

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Scarf or buff

Nailbrush

Wet wipes

Earplugs (especially if you are not the one snoring in huts)

Swimwear (for use in thermal baths)

Travel clothes

Camera, film/memory cards, batteries

Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Down Jacket (for use in huts)

Notes

Mountaineering boots: We recommend either double mountaineering boots or insulated mountain boots designed for the conditions encountered at 6000 metres. Examples of the latter type of boot are the Sportiva Batura 2 and the Scarpa Phantom Guide.

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Equipment hire / rental:Items marked * can be hired locally in Quito. The contract for any hire equipment will be between the hire shop and the client and not with KE Adventure Travel. However, any hire equipment required can be reserved in advance through the KE office.

PHD Gear Advisor

PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the world’s lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. It’s a large range. So to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.

www.phdesigns.co.uk/gearadviser

Needle Sports (specialist mountaineering equipment shop)

Needle Sports is the English Lake District's foremost specialist climbing shop supplying mountaineering, rock, ice, alpine and expedition equipment worldwide. Internationally recognised as among the very best of the UK's top technical climbing gear retailers. They have a good range of equipment appropriate for this trip and offer knowledgeable advice both on their website and in store.

View >>http://www.needlesports.com/

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