CLOTHING & GEAR LIST

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. 

Required Additional Items
  • Passport 
  • 1 photocopy of the biometrics page (photo page) of your passport
  • Airline tickets and photocopy of each ticket or e-mail flight confirmation and 1 copy of confirmation
  • Cash, ATM card, credit card Taking money out of an ATM or changing cash at the airport is your best option. Advise your bank that you will be traveling to Argentina to avoid issues with ATM service. 
  • Prescription medication (if applicable)
  • 1 LED style headlamp with 5 spare sets of batteries (recommended) OR 1 standard headlamp with 6 spare sets of batteries.
  • 1 inflatable sleeping pad (lightweight, full length with a stuff sack and repair kit). You will be provided with a foam sleeping pad, however this inflatable sleeping pad is also crucial to keeping warm on cold nights. We recommend: Thermarest, REI, Nemo, Big Arnus.
  • 1 small bottle of insect repellent (no aerosol or wipes)
  • 1 Swiss Army type knife or multi-tool with locking blade and can opener
  • 1 waterproof watch with alarm
  • 1-2 tubes of sunscreen SPF 30+ (should be less than 1 year old)
  • 1-2 lip balms SPF 30+ or greater
  • 3 pens or pencils
  • 1 old twin flat sheet (39 x 75 inches) or sarong (55 x 57 inches) or shemagh (44 x 44 inches) to cover up from bugs on hot nights and for discrete clothing changes
  • 8” x 5" notebook
  • 1 box of gallon-sized zip lock bags (for keeping items like notebook, camera dry and clean)
  • Travel size toiletries for expedition: small toothbrush, small tube of toothpaste, comb or brush (we will provide you with biodegradable soap)
  • Travel size toiletries that will stay at base camp: shampoo and conditioner, soap, towel, toothbrush, tooth paste, comb or brush (for post course clean up.)
  • 2 sets of extra clothes for travel and town days