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Walter Pickett
Way high Clothing list on 09/10/2006 19:31:31 MDT Print View

I'm thinking of maybe a Mexican volcano in the future. I'm wondering about the clothes bag. Though I don't have weights (I don't have all the stuff yet). This is what I'm thinking I might take. Please tell me what you think


Clothing worn
Artic Head over
1 pr Mid Wgt. Capilene longwear
MH Micro Chill shirt
Convert pants
1 pr poly pro Glove liners
1 pr. Possum Skin gloves
1 pr Socks/liners
OR Gaiters
Plastic Mountaineering boots

Other Clothes
Storm jacket
1 pr poly pro Glove liners
1 pr Socks/liners
1 pr Mid Wgt. Capilene longwear
1 pr Neophreme socks
OR Balaclava
1 pr. Possum Skin gloves
Belay jacket
Insulated pants
Insulated overmitts
Hard shell Parka
Hard shell pants

Calvin Morris
(cmgaul) - F
Gear List for Orizaba on 09/11/2006 15:11:46 MDT Print View

Your gear list looks a little on the heavy side for Orizaba. I took a trip down to the Mexican Volcanoes last February.

If you're going on the standard Routes for both Izta and Orizaba

Worn on Orizaba Summit Day

Icebreaker 200 fine Long Underwear
Patagonia Dimension Pants

Lightweight Merino Wool Zipneck
Rab Vapour Trail Shirt(worn to 16K)
Patagonia Dimension Jacket(worn to summit)

REI Polartec Wind Pro

Liner Gloves
BD Ice Gloves

In the pack:
Extra Warm Hat
Marmot Belay Parka(put this on at the top when we stopped moving and on the way down)

I was very happy with this system and wore even less on Izta

We did not need crampons or ice axes(just poles) for Izta

I also wore single boots(La Sportiva K4S) as did my climbing partner(La Sportiva Nepal Extreme). Plastics are overkill unless you get cold feet easily. You'll never be out more than a day as Orizaba is a day hike to the summit from the hut(where you get dropped off by 4x4 service), and we also did Izta in a day from the trailhead.

Hope this helps.