This weekend, I’m hiking up Mt. Shasta with a couple of friends. This will be one of my friend’s first winter mountaineering ascents, so I wrote up an email with a detailed packing list. Here it is:
Hey, I’m finally getting around to sorting my gear and wanted to send you some infos just so that you’ve got another perspective on the gear required. My general philosophy is going to be “bring lots, leave some in the car.” It will allow for changing conditions before we start. Also, there’s a balance between extra layers, backups, and taking as little as possible. Just know that this list is going to err toward taking extra layers. With the conditions looking fairly mild, I’ll plan on ditching some things.