Ecuador Volcano High-Altitude Mountaineering Clothing+Equipment List

Basic Equipment:

  • Climbing Pack (50-70L)
  • Day Pack (25-30L)
  • Sleeping Bag (0 degree)
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Sunglasses (full coverage style)
  • Goggles
  • 2 One Liter Water Bottles
  • Headlamp w/ Extra Battery
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Insulated Mug, Bowl and Spoon
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Band-aids (assorted sizes)
  • Mole Skin
  • Personal Medications
  • Personal Toiletry Items
  • Wet Wipes
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Screen


  • 3 Pair Socks (synthetic or wool)
  • 1 Pair Sock Liners (synthetic or wool)
  • Light Hiking Boot or Trail Shoe
  • Sandals (recommended)
  • Gaiters
  • Pair Shorts
  • Pair Medium to Expedition Weight Long Underwear Bottoms (wool or synthetic)
  • Shell Pants (water and windproof)
  • Light Weight Short Sleeve Top (wool or synthetic)
  • Medium to Expedition Weight Long Sleeve Top (wool or synthetic)
  • Fleece or Soft Shell Jacket (wool or synthetic 
  • Down/Synthetic Fill Parka or Two Extra Fleece Tops
  • Shell Parka or Jacket (wind and water proof)
  • Pair Glove Liners
  • Gloves or Mittens with Waterproof Shell (wool or synthetic)
  • Winter Hat (wool or synthetic)
  • Neck Gaiter
  • Baseball or Sun Hat
  • Handkerchief/Bandanna (Optional)
  • Set of Traveling/Street Clothes

Technical Equipment:

  • Double Plastic Mountaineering Boots (rental available)
  • Ice Axe (rental available)
  • Crampons (rental available)
  • Adjustable Trekking Poles (recommended)

Other Items That are Nice to Have:

  • Camera
  • Duct Tape (wrap some on a pencil, water bottle, or trekking pole)
  • Reading Material
  • Spanish Phrasebook
  • Journal and Pencil (Rite-in-the-Rain recommended)
  • Deck of Cards