Mt. Adams Gear List
Here is the gear we recommend you bring to climb Mt. Adams. It does not include clothing or items for your time in Portland.
- Synthetic base layer (long underwear)
- Mid layer (top and bottom) - Fleece, wool, or synthetic down jacket, and synthetic sweat pants or heavy-weight warming layer
- Outer layer (waterproof) - Hiking pants and Goretex Jacket
- Socks (3 pair) - Wool or synthetic
- Hat / beanie (wool or synthetic; optional: thin one for day, and thick one for night)
- Balaclava (a.k.a. “face gaiter,”) - Used for very windy/cold days/nights
- Gloves (two pair) - One thin pair for daytime hiking, and a thicker pair for night
- Optional Overmits (for heavy winter weather)
- Sun hat or baseball cap
- Waterproof winter hiking boots -- You do not need a serious mountaineering boot for this trip, but proper hiking boots are necessary. You will be more comfortable if the boot has at least a half shank and is crampon compatible. No ankle height boots, rain boots, or “out and about” boots. You can rent proper boots in Portland, if needed.
- Camp shoes -- You will want a warm comfy shoe for camp. Need a waterproof sole, and must be able to keep you warm at night.
- Sleeping pad
- Zero degree sleeping bag
- Backpack (55 liters)
- Pack cover
- 2 wide mouth Nalgene bottles (or 2 liter equivalent).
- Spoon or spork
- Pocket knife (small)
- Headlamp with extra batteries
- Sunglasses / goggles (no Gucci shades)
- Toilet paper
- Toothbrush / toothpaste
- Personal first aid kit (band aids, mole skin, medication)
- Small personal towel
- Wet wipes
- Extra snacks for yourself
- Solar charger/ battery charger (optional)
- Camera (optional)