Ecuador's Volcano Triple Crown
Ecuador, Climbing, 16 days - from £1,845 (land only) - from €2,585 (land only) - from $2,980 (land only)
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:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm hat or Balaclava
Eyewear - Sunglasses
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
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 boots (see note below)*
Ice axe *
Crampons (preferably with step-in bindings)*
Mountaineering or climbing harness*
The following items are optional:
Thermarest (a foam camping mat is provided)
Trekking poles (recommended)
Training shoes /Sneakers or similar for camp use
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Scarf or buff
Earplugs (especially if you are not the one snoring in huts)
Swimwear (for use in thermal baths)
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)
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.
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. The approximate price** for hire equipment is given below.
Insulated double boot mountaineering boots: $65
12 point crampons: $45
Ice axe: $30
Climbing harness with karabiner: $50
Climbing helmet: $30
** The above prices are approximate and for guidance only. KE Adventure Travel cannot accept any responsibility for changes to the price of hire equipment.
PHD Gear Advisor
PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the worlds lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. Its 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.
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.