Mt. Whitney Gear Check List for Single Day Assent

Mt Whitney Trail Map

Mt. Whitney Trail Map
Mt Whitney Trail Map

Pipp’s Whitney Gear Check List

  • Rain / Wind Breaker (gortex shell)
  • Thermal Capaline Long Sleeve Shirt (light weight)
  • Thermal Capaline Long Underwear Pants (light weight in zip lock) (to be used in case of emergency overnight)
  • Pants
  • Hiking Socks (a two layer system of inner silks and outer layer)
  • Extra Socks in Zip lock in case of emergency
  • Boots
  • Gaiters (will be important in sandy scree slopes to keep rocks and sand out of boots)
  • Hat (Ideally will keep sun off of neck and back of ears too)
  • Bandana for Sun protection (if hat does not cover neck)
  • Sun (Glacier) Glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Chap Stick (with sun protection)
  • Emergency (space) Blanket (only used in case of emergency overnight)
  • First Aid (mole skin)
  • Walking Sticks (2)
  • Goo
  • Hip Belt pocket for access to goo, camera, compass, etc.
  • Backpack
  • Water Bottles
  • Camel Back (larger size is better)
  • Helmet
  • Carabineers (locking)
  • Harness or 22’ of webbing and 40′ hand line for back way
  • Compass
  • Map
  • Headlamp (extra bulb and batteries)
  • Knife
  • Food
  • iPod
  • GPS
  • Camera, extra batteries, and SD cards
  • Trim toe nails prior to climb
  • Vaseline or Lube for feet prior to climb
  • Diamox (for altitude)

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