THE 10
Passion for mountains
Enthusiasm for 5000 ft
Adventurous scrambling
Komradery for camping
S nacks to share

EQUIPMENT LISTS for various events.

Thanks to the US Forest Service making some trails look like Green Lake in Seattle, more hikers and "tennis shoe pilgrims" are getting to higher and more exposed mountain tops without ANY equipment. While on a good day, it's ok to be at a 5000ft look-out in tennis shoes and shorts, mountain weather changes fast and one should be ready for anything. Clearly, wearing tennisshoes on Mt Adams puts other people like rescuers at risk too. Even mushroom pickers get lost and die of exposure. So take the appropriate equipment! Your best life insurance is a bivi sack, the 11th (missing) essential

  • Flashlight/headlamp w. spare battery/bulb
  • Extra food and water
  • Extra clothing/water proof
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife, Whistle
Per Group:
  • Map & compass
  • First Aid Supplies
  • 2-3 person bivi sack/3 people
  • Common Sense and Experience
  • Water proof matches, flares
Water is fine,
but a gatorade type
drink is better.
1+ gal/day.

OTHER RECOMMENDED GEAR, depending on hike:

  • Waterproof Parka
  • Waterproof (Rain) Pants
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Waterproof shoes, Gators
  • Backpack
  • Ice axe
  • 2 Prusik slings
  • 1 Carabiner
Gatorade powder
Water filter/treament

Non-spoilable food,
things that your body is used to.
When you are tired
you could use up to
6000 cal/day!
  • Shorts & Sweats
  • Sun hat, Sunscreen
  • Pers.medication f.4 days
  • Pers. Hygiene
  • Toilet Paper
  • Photo + Film
  • Storm/Ski Goggles
  • Plastic Bags
Spare, packed Waterproof:
  • Long Underwear/Thermal Wear
  • Wool Sweater
  • Extra socks
  • Mittens
  • Avalanche cords or beacon
  • Shovel
  • Ski Poles
  • Drivers Licence, Money


  • Mat, Sleeping bag
  • Waterproof Gloves
  • Hammer, Pitons, etc
  • Skies w Alpine bindings
  • Skins, Skicrampons, Poles
  • 3rd Prusik sling
  • Ice screws/anchor
  • Pullies for crevase rescue
  • Crampons, Snowshoes, Helms
  • Ropes, Carabines, Harness
  • Ice Screws, Snow anchor
  • Ski boots, flags/poles
  • Silk/Angora Underwear
  • Slim Under Gloves
  • Fleece Top/Bottem(zip)
  • Music instrument, Cards
  • Thermos bottle
  • Freeze Dried Food
  • Gatorade Powder
  • Sugar,SpicedCider
  • Hot chocolade,Tea
  • 1-2 gal/day fluid
  • Soups

GROUP EQUIPMENT for ALL HIKES, equipment as needed.

  • Insect repellent
  • Moleskin
  • Spare sunglasses, batteries
  • Gloves, etc Spare ANYTHING
  • Tents, Gray Tape
  • 1st Aid Kit, Matches
  • Light Rope
  • ELT, Rescue beacon, C-phone
  • Candles, Alarmclock
  • Stoves, Extra Fuel, Funnel
  • Pots, Pans w/cover
  • Cups, Spoons