Training & gear

Gear list

Here is a list of equipment and clothing necessary to climb Aconcagua. You can come here often and even print this gear list to be sure of not forgetting anything to your climb.

Feet:
– 2 pairs of synthetic inner socks
– 4 pairs of thick socks for cold (ski type)
– 1 pair of comfortable trekking boots
– 1 pair of gaiters

Legs:
– 1 pair of fine synthetic pants
– 1 pair of thick shelter pants
– 1 pair of rainproof pants
– 1 pair of comfortable long pants (trekking type)

Body:
– 2 synthetic underwear shirts
– 1 turtleneck of synthetic material
– 1 fleece jacket of alike
– 1 shelter jacket (down or synthetical)
– 1 rainproof jacket

Head:
– Sun cap or hat
– Shelter hat (wool or fleece)
– Light ski mask
– A good pair of sunglasses with UV filter and nose and side protection
– A pair of ski goggles
– A handkerchief for the neck

Hands:
– 2 pairs of light inner gloves
– 2 pairs of rainproof gloves for shelter (mitten type)
– Wet towels

Expedition material:
– Book or anything that helps to be entertained in the tent
– 1 Sunscreen
– Water bottles for three liters in total
– 6 pairs of hand warmers
– Sleeping mattress for high mountain
– Personal care elements
– Front lamp with extra batteries
– An stainless steel thermo of one litter or half a litter
– Personal crockery (Bowl, cup, fork and spoon)
– A synthetic or duvet sleeping bag for – 35 º C

Technical equipment:
– 1 comfortable backpack of 80 liters
– 1 Pair of double or triple boots for high mountain (suitable for 23000 feet – 7000 meters and – 40ºC temperature)
– Semi-automatic crampons
– 1 pair of telescopic poles
– 1 helmet