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Equipment list climbing 6000 summit

The list of equipment needed to climb a peak above 6000m in the Andes.

This list, is meant to give you an idea of what you will need to climb a summit in the Bolivian Andeas reaching 6000m or more. You do not have to bring everything from your home country, as nearly everything can be rented separately in La Paz. The guides are the one in charge to provide rope, ice screws and/or snow pickets. Our cooks bring the cooking gear and the cutlery and provide boiled water in the morning and afternoon.

For the summit day


From foot to head:



warm mountaineering boots

2 pair of warm socks

long thermic underpants

Impermeable overpants


2 carabiners

prussik corde

Ice axes (one straight and long, one technical)

inner gloves

warm gloves (evtl. mitten)

long sleeved thermic under wear

polar fleece jacket

down jacket

hard shell jacket

35L backpack

2L liquid container

several buffs

warm hat






Hiking shoes

light pants

evtl. trekking poles

A big bag for the rest of the equipment


inflatable mattress 

sleeping bag (comfort zone -10°C)


extra layer of thermal underwear

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