Spires and Ice, Trek Patagonia's Fitzroy & Paine

Patagonia & Argentina & Chile, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from $4,280 (land only)

Trek & Walk

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 maximum weight of your trek-bag should be 15kg. (33 pounds).

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Gaiters

Trainers / sneakers or similar for traveling and camp use

Socks

Underwear

Trekking trousers / trekking pants

Waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts

Casual shirts and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (down)

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Daypack 30 litres / 1800 cu in.

Sleeping bag liner or sheet sleeping bag

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

Headtorch / headlamp and spare batteries

Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)

Small towel

Lightweight thermal gloves

Warm and waterproof outer gloves or mittens

Washbag and toiletries

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

Antibacterial handwash

Basic First Aid Kit including the following: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

The following items are optional:

Spare laces

Travel clothes

Trekking poles

Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

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

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Camera, media, batteries

Notes:

Sleeping bags or suitable bedding, together with mattresses are provided at each of the camps that we use, and at the Cuernos and Chalten refuges. You should bring a sheet sleeping bag or liner.

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