Cancer Climb & Trek for Prostate Awareness

Glacier National Park

August 13 – 21, 2010


When planning your clothing needs, think about dressing in layers. The temperatures can change dramatically at high altitude from early morning, through the day and into the evening. Early mornings can be chilly with temperatures below freezing even in the summertime.

We will be at altitudes ranging from 6,000 to 9,500 all week. Day time temperatures can range from the 40’s to the 80’s, night time temperatures can range from 20 to 50 degrees. At this time of year afternoon thunderstorms are possible and the temperature can drop thirty degrees in minutes. Snow is not unheard of in August. One never knows what to expect, so plan accordingly.

Synthetic Quick Dry Clothing: Wicks the perspiration from your body and keeps you from getting cold. Avoid cotton when possible, as it keeps moisture next to the skin.

Hiking boots – High top hiking boots with good ankle support are a must. If you’re planning on new boots get them now and break them in.

Casual boots or shoes – For relaxing after a long day

Head Lamp & extra batteries. Optional but sensible. Good for moonlight strolls.

Daypack – Large enough to pack a lunch, 2-3 liters of water, some clothes for weather changes, snacks and incidentals you need for the day. On past climbs we have carried up to about 25 lbs.

Hiking Poles – Optional, but highly recommended. The telescoping ones are easier to transport.

Long underwear – Poly or wool is the best. Plan on at least one pair.

Sweaters & or sweat shirts – 2 each, consider a light and a heavy one.

Wind Breaker – It can get windy in the mountains, be prepared.

Parka – A down jacket is a great asset when the weather cools off.

Gloves – a light pair ought to be enough for this time of year.

Socks – SmartWool hiking socks are comfortable and user friendly.

Hat – two are suggested. A hat with a brim to shield the suns rays, also a warm hat to keep the head warm if the weather changes.

Sun Glasses: The sun is very bright at this altitude, plan accordingly

Sun Screen – The UV light is stronger the higher up you go.

Water Bottles – 2-3 bottles of 1 liter each.

First Aid Kit – a small one to carry in your day pack. Our medical support team will have adequate, general medical supplies available.

Camera & spare battery – (Optional) bring at least one spare battery.

Towel: A small, synthetic, quick drying towel is useful on the trail.

Gaiters: Keep the scree and gravel out of your boot tops.

Trail Food: Trail mix, energy bars, canned fish or jerky.

Luggage: Please limit your gear to a backpack and duffle as space will be limited in the 15 passenger van.