Ecuador's Volcano Triple Crown
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*
Karabiners (2 x screwgate)*
Sling (1m. / 3ft.)
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 plastic double mountaineering boots or warm and substantial mountain boots designed for Alpine conditions. Recommended boots of this type are - Sportiva Nepal (Extreme / EVO GTX models), Scarpa Cumbre, Salomon Prothermic, Millet Alpinist GTX.
Equipment hire / rental:Items marked * can be hired locally and reserved in advance through KE Adventure Travel.
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.