What to Bring
Provided by Wilderness Trek:
- Group Shelters (Note: these shelters may or may not have floors)
- Sleeping bags
- Foam sleeping pads
- Stoves and fuel
- Cookware and serving and personal eating dishes and utensils
- Food, both at basecamp and on trail
- Cord/materials for bear hangs (gotta keep that food safe)
- “Bobo bags” (trowel, TP, plastic and paper bags, hand sanitizer)
- Group water containers (dromedaries)
- Water purification systems
- First Aid Kit
- GPS and communication device
* Feel free to bring your own personal pack if you prefer.
Participants must provide the following:
- Hiking boots- The area is rocky so boots that are already broken in are preferred. Durable trail running shoes are okay. A thicker sole will help keep your feet more comfortable. Waterproof footwear if preferred. New hiking boots need to be broken in with at least 25 miles before going on the trail.
- 3 – Pair socks – (wool or synthetic blend NO COTTON!)
- Underwear- we will let you figure this one out on your own….girls we suggest a sports bra
- Swimsuit (even if you cannot swim, sometimes we wade. Be modest please. Often we hike and swim in the same clothes)
- 2 – T-shirts or 1 short sleeve and one long sleeve. Light colors work best. NO TANK TOPS
- Fleece pullover, fleece jacket or wool blend sweater (pick one, not all 3)
- 2 – Shorts or 1 pair shorts and 1 pair pants that zip off to shorts (please make sure shorts are long enough to wear with a climbing harness)
- Long pants – lightweight synthetics fabrics are best (no jeans or heavy cotton!)
- Rain gear! A jacket is a must but pants are also nice to have. Note: A rain poncho can be supplied by us with your individual gear but is not as good as jacket and pants Note: Quick dry or Gortex gear is preferable or something of similar function. SOFTSHELL JACKETS ARE NOT WATERPROOF!
- 2 – Hats – 1 for sun protection and 1 for warmth like a beanie/stocking cap
- Gloves, lightweight or glove liners (there is no need for ski gloves!)
- Bandana- great for sun protection and countless other things
- Sandals or lightweight shoes to wear around the campsite
- Optional base layers of synthetic long underwear if you are cold natured o Basecamp clothing
- ALL CLOTHING ON THE TRAIL SHOULD BE LIGHTWEIGHT AND ABLE TO DRY QUICKLY.
When you return from base camp it’s nice to put on your favorite clothes. All Clothes should be lightweight and able to dry quickly. Cotton takes longer to dry and may not dry on the trail. We recommend that you do not bring jeans for the trail portion of your trip.
- Water Bottles – Two or three water bottles carrying about 1 L each – or –
- Hydration System – Camelbak style water bladder and hose. (Can be found at Walmart’s
- Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste. (shampoo, towel, etc. FOR BASE CAMP ONLY)
- Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries.
- Lip balm, insect repellant.
- Bible & notebook/journal with pen.
- Medications – NOTE: All doctor prescribed medications must come in the prescription bottle with directions.
- Daypack – For excursions without our heavy packs.
- A daypack large enough for food, water, and small gear but small enough to pack into a larger bag. This is for the summit attempt and or day hikes.
- 2 -3 One-liter water bottles. A water bladder can additionally be brought if desired.
- Sunblock with high SPF rating and lip balm with sunblock
- Medicines Note: All doctor prescribed medications must come in the prescription bottle with directions and place in a Ziploc bag. Note: Wilderness Trek Staff members will not administer any type of medication, including aspirin, Tums, Tylenol, etc. If you need any over-the-counter medications, you must bring them with you.
- Insect repellent (travel size)
- Small flashlight or headlamp (Preferable) with new batteries
- Small Bible (preferably with old and new testament) pen and journal
- 5 – Ziploc bags, 1 gallon (to sort and carry personal gear) IMPORTANT!
- A Spork (spoon-fork) is supplied with your individual gear.
- A camping cup and a bowl for food and drink are supplied with your Crew gear.