Equipament for mexican mountains
Mountaineering equipament for hike and trekking in Mexico
Instead we have made a list of suggestions related to the things that we consider among the most important for this activity.
-Trekking or Hiking boots:
It is necessary to waterproof. It is important that are not steel toed because this could increase the likelihood of your feet freezing.
- Trekking or hiking Pants, if you want you can take layer under pants.
- Wheaterproof Jacket
- Fleece or Polartec
- Gloves or Mittens
It is recommended to bring at least 2 pairs.
- Sun Glasses
- Head wear:
There are different types of head wear: caps and headbands made of wool, fleece, polypropylene, etc. It is very important that you don't forget to bring head wear.
- Sun block cream: Sun block prevents sun burn and protects your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.
- Headlamp (leds):
You must bring a headlamp even if you plan to return the same day, before nightfall. We recommend that you use a headlamp because it is important to keep your hands free during the ascent. Be sure to protect the batteries from the cold so that they do not loose their charge.
Pending on the magnitude of your trip you should bring the following:
-Small first aid kit
-Emergency and routine food
-Water (2- 3 litres)
For Base camp
-camping stove, dishes, cutlery, cookware
-An extra change of clothes
For climbing Pico de Orizaba or Iztaccihuatl you need
- Ice Axe
Equipment Nevado de Toluca Malinche Iztacci huatl Pico de Orizaba Technical equipament Pair of hiking poles x x x x Ice axe xxx xxx Crampons (must be reasonably sharp) xxx xxx climbing harness xxx Helmet xxx xxx xxx xxx 2 locking and 4 regular carabiners xx xx sleeping bag rated 0° F (down or synthetic) xxx xxx sleeping pad xxx xxx Waterproof trekking boots or Hiking boots xxx xxx xxx xxx gaiters x optional x optional two sets of silk or synthetic sock liners xx xx synthetic T shirt, short or long sleeve xx xx xx xx Trekking or hiking pants xx xxx Gore-tex shell-type parka xxx xxx xxx xxx medium weight insulated parka (down or synthetic) xx xx underwear pants (optional) xx xx Fleece jacket xxx xxx xxx xxx Fleece stocking hat xx xx xxx xxx Gloves xxx xxx xxx xxx Sunglasses xxx xxx xxx xxx Suntan lotion (at least #25 protection factor) and lip salve xxx xxx xxx xxx Water Containers or bottles xxx xxx xxx xxx Bowl, cup and spoon x x xxx xxx Good headlamp (LED) with 2 sets of batteries xxx xxx xxx xxx Camera xx xx xx xx
Personal first aid kit to include at least the following:
Paracetamol or your favorite headache pill
* moleskin (callous/blister foam)
* light weight toilet articles and personal medications
xxx xxx xxx xxx Toilet paper xxx xxx xxx xxx
X= needed; xx= recommended; xxx= highly recommended
X= needed; xx= recommended; xxx= highly recom