NIGHTS IN CAMP
HANDS & HEAD
1 Pair of mitten shells to use against the winds.
4 Pairs of heavy wool or synthetic socks to wear for warmth with hiking boots.
1 Pair of Hiking Boots. Make sure they are well worn in.
1 Pair of Gaiters to keep dirt and snow out of your boots.
1 Pair of warm and coy boots, like UGGs, or comfortable shoes to wear in camp after hiking.
IN THE PACK
1 Camera and Waterproof bag
1 Cellphone and Waterproof Bag
1 Friction Stick
1 Insect Repellent
1 Sanitizing Spray
1 Waterproof pack cover or poncho
FOR SLEEPING: Check with your outfitter, to see what they will be supplying.
1 Sleeping Bag built for below freezing temperatures
1 Sleeping pad
IN YOUR MOUNTAIN DUFFLE
Toiletries, kept to the minimum, plenty of moisture
Flashlight and Headlamp with spare batteries
Swiss Army type with scissors.
Quick Drying Towel for wash up in camp
Towelettes for general hygiene
Umbrella which is useful against sun and rain
FOR CARRYING YOUR GEAR:
1 Waterproof Medium Duffle Bag that the porters will carry ahead of you on the hike
1 Bag for you non-mountain gear. This will not go with you but will meet you when you descend.
These drugs are recommended by Peter H. Hackett, M.D., in his American Alpine Club publication “Mountain Sickness Prevention, Recognition and Treatment.” Consult your physician accordingly:
• Intestinal disorders: Compazine, 25mg rectal suppositories; for severe nausea, vomiting. Imodium, to decrease diarrhea and cramping.
Tetracycline, Cipro or Bactrim antibiotics: for initial treatment of severe diarrhea. Activated charcoal has proven to be an effective first stage treatment.• Infections: Antibiotic ointment for cuts and abrasions.Erythromycin or Amoxacillin tablets for skin or soft tissue infections.
• Blisters: It is wise to bring your own small supply of blister treatment items to insure that you avoid letting any blister get out of hand. “Second Skin” and moleskin are recommended
• Headaches: Tylenol and tylenol with codeine** to help relieve possible altitude headaches. Nothing stronger than codeine should be taken for fear of masking potential severe altitude problems while on the mountain.
• Insomnia: Halcion** 15mg tablets. In high altitude mountaineering restlessness is not uncommon and sleep is very important. Halcion is a light sleeping pill, we do not recommend using any sleeping pills above 15,000 feet. We have also found Melatonin to be very helpful for jet lag.
• High Altitude Sickness: Diamox** (acetazolamide) 250mg tablets to be taken twice a day from 13,000 feet to the top. This drug is widely used in high altitude mountaineering and is highly recommended.