RMI and Whittaker Mountaineering Gear Guides Rainier Five Day Summit Climb - Page 24

Sunscreen We recommend small tubes of SPF 15 or higher, which can be carried in pockets for easy aceess and to prevent freezing. Doc Martin\'s Sunscreen. Lip Balm SPF 15 or higher. Alba un-Petroleum. Bowl Either the GSI Infinity Bowl or the Sea to Summit X Bowl. Mug Either the GSI Fairshare Mug or the Whittaker Mountaineering 12 oz. mug. Utensil Either the MSR Folding Spork or the Light My Fire Spork. Garbage Bags These can be used for lining your backpack or sleeping bag stuff sack. Ziploc Bags To collect your personal trash from lunches and snacks. Ear Plugs These are nice to have while in the climbers hut to block out some of the noise of others getting up to use the rest rooms. Toothpaste A travel size tube such as Crest Travel Size. Toothbrush Baby Wipes A travel pack size of Wet Ones. Hand Sanitizer A personal size of Purell Hand Sanitzer. Toilet Paper Peregrine Outfitters Personal Toilet Tissue. Camera Should be small enough to fit in a chest pocket. Water Bottle We recommend 2-3 Wide Mouth Nalgene Bottles.\r\n\r\nHydration Tips 2 to 3 liters of capacity is recommended. Screw top, hard-sided water bottles are preferable, to resist freezing and leakage. Hydration systems can be useful to Camp Muir, however they have a greater tendency to freeze and leak on the upper mountain. While the durability of hydration systems has increased significantly in recent years, we continue to see issues with them when used higher on the mountain as the temperatures are quite cold and the hydration systems rest directly beneath the backpad of the pack, and climbers sit on their packs at rest breaks. As a result, the hydration system tubes (even insulated ones) tend to freeze during the climb or the bladders begin leaking. If you would like to use a hydration system, please still plan on bringing two water bottles as a backup.\r\n