California Institute of Technology

Packing lists

This page contains packing lists from current and past trips. These are kept on our server so you can use them for your own trips.

  • Mt. Whitney, February 2007, revised in 2008 and 2009. Packing list webpage (HTML). For a large group trip up the mountaineer's route in Winter conditions.
  • Mt. Winchell, October 2006. Packing list in PDF format and in MS Word format. And in HTML (new window). Mt. Winchell is a bit over 13,700' and in the Palisades region in the Sierras. One night camping on the trail, one night at the trailhead. Non-technical, but snow will probably be present.
  • Mt. Shasta, July 2006. Packing list in PDF format. This trip was one-night (one night at trailhead), camping on snow, ascending the Whitney glacier. Required crampons and ice axe for moderate snow slopes (~30 to 35 degrees) and rope and glacier rescue gear because the glacier was heavily crevassed. Mt. Shasta is in Northern California, part of the Cascades, and a bit over 14,000'.
  • Winter trip in Sierras, 2006. This trip never happened. We were planning on a semi-technical ascent in mid-winter. Here's the packing list (PDF)
  • Two-day winter trip to High Sierras, source unknown (Feb 2006 or earlier). Here's the packing list (PDF)