1 polypropylene T-shirt
1 long sleeve polypropylene shirt lightweight, light colored for sunny days.
1 thick polar jacket of synthetic fiber
1 Hard shell jacket with waterproof hood and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
1 down jacket with hood
1 pair liner gloves of thin wool or polypropylene
1 pair warm gloves of fleece or wool
1 pair shell gloves
1 pair modular expedition shell mitts with wrist straps to avoid loss
Warm hat of wool or synthetic material that covers your ears
Shade hat or baseball cap
1 pair nylon pants good for trekking or around camp
1 Polypropelene undercover such as spandex
1 pair of pants of polar synthetic material
1 hard shell pant, waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
Light hiking shoes or trail shoes for acclimatization hikes
1 pair sandals optional
2 pair of liner socks of prolypropylene or capilene
1 pair heavy wool/synthetic socks (boots should be tried on with thick and thin socks
All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large plastic bags
Sleeping bag rated to at least 10-20º F. Line the stuff sack w/ plastic bag.
1 backpack with capacity of 50-60 lbs.
1 daypack with capacity of 30-35 lbs.
1 large duffle bag
Glacier glasses with 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe)
Personal first aid (in case of special medication need)
Lip balm at least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
Sunscreen at least SPF 40
Headlamp Petzl Myo3, Black Diamond Gemini or similar
2 water bottles, 1 thermal
Favorite snack foods
Paperback books, cards, walkman, etc.
Fanny pack or wallet for travel documents, money & passport
Passport and passport photos
2 locking large pear-shaped carabiner, screw gate type.
1 regular carabiner light weight.
Adjustable trekking poles optional (optional but a great help)
The following equipment can be rented in Ecuador and Bolivia, but you can bring what you like. (Bring your own boots if you have them to avoid blisters.)
Alpine climbing harness