The Clothing and Gear list is the result of many years of staff and participant feedback. Please read and follow these suggestions and the check list closely. 

Optional Items

It's nice to go light, but many past students also recommend bringing the following items:

  • Trekking poles: Help distribute weight while hiking with heavy packs; great if you have weak ankles/knees
  • Medicated powder like Gold Bond™
  • Postcards/stationery/envelopes/stamps
  • Crazy Creek camp chair 
  • Camera (with extra batteries and memory card or extra film)
  • 1 Swiss Army type knife or multi-tool with can opener (ADULT COURSES ONLY - age 18+)
  • 1 pair climbing shoes (if your course includes rock climbing; must be inspected and approved by instructors at course start)