Gear List - Red Lantern Journeys
CLIMB FOR HIMALAYA CHILDREN
Gear List for Sherpas
Footwear
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Hiking or mountaineering boots. Should be waterproof since you will be hiking on snow. Be able to wear a
thick pair of warm socks with them. Make sure they are already broken in.
Gaiters. To keep snow out of the top of your boots. lightweight hiking gaiters.
Wool or Synthetic Socks. 1 pair heavyweight wool or synthetic socks.
Clothing
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Synthetic shirts. 1 Lightweight shirt and 1 medium-weight shirt
Heavyweight soft shell or fleece or down Jacket. This jacket will be worn over your shirts and underneath
your shell jacket.
Nylon Trekking Pants. No blue jeans or cotton.
Hard Shell jacket w/ hood. We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper,
underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.
Hard Shell Pants. Waterproof. Breathable is nice, but not necessary. Full-length side-zips are nice, but not
critical.
Headwear
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Warm synthetic/wool hat. Hat should cover ears.
Baseball cap or other sun hat. One with a good visor to shade the nose and eyes. Synthetic is nice as it dries
quickly.
Glacier glasses (w/ side covers or wrap around). Regular sunglasses are usually not sufficient. 100% UV,
IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use, must have side covers,
Bandana. Used to shade your neck and as a head band to keep sweat out of eyes.
Handwear
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Lightweight Synthetic Liner Gloves. 1 Pair. To wear alone on very sunny days for hand protection or as a
layering piece with your shell mitts.
Warm gloves or mitts. Wool or synthetic
CLIMB FOR HIMALAYA CHILDREN
Personal Equipment
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Trekking poles w/ snow baskets. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack on snow, traveling on
uneven terrain or if you have knee problems.
Headlamp. LED headlamps preferred due to their low bulk, long battery and bulb life. Spare bulbs and
batteries not necessary for LED lights, but be sure batteries are fresh.
Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Ibuprofin, Antibiotic ointment, Moleskin, a role of athletic tape,
Band-Aids, etc.
Sunscreen. SPF 30 or better. Make sure that the sun screen is not older than 6 months. Sunscreen older than
six months loses half of its SPF rating.
Lipscreen. SPF 15. Not older than 6 months.
Water Bottles: At least 2 liters worth of capacity. Recommend a wide-mouth nalgene bottle with 1 liter
capacity.. Additional bottles can be lighter weight Platypus type or a hydration reservoir.
Toiletry bag. Include toilet paper (stored in plastic bag), alcohol hand sanitizer. Blue Bag will be obtained from
the Ranger Station.
Camera gear. Optional. We recommend a small digital point-and-shoot camera.
Map
Compass
Food
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Lunch and Snacks. Any variety of high-calorie snacks is suitable. Recommendations include energy bars with
a lot of carbohydrates, apples, grapes, cheese, nuts, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pizza. Be sure to have
easy-to-eat snacks that can fit in your pockets for easy access.
Drinks. Gatorade, Cytomax, Powerade Nuun, or other electrolyte and energy replacement powders to add to
your water is highly recommended. If you’re carrying 2 water bottles, keep one with plain water and one that an
energy drink powder can be added to.
Send your gear questions to charityclimb@redlanternjourneys.com or call: 206-568-0710
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