Mt. Kailash Trek 2011 – Gear List

As I write up my posts I will be listing the gear that I have or have purchased for this trip. I will also be listing where I purchased the items. I will also put the price I paid, if I recall it, even though this will probably fluctuate rapidly.

Camera Gear

  • Canon T2i (purchased this from Best Buy last spring) – Amazon
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f4/L (renting) from TheLensDepot.comAmazon [I decided against this lens due to the cropping factor of my camera]
  • Canon EF-S 17-55 f2.8 (renting or purchasing) – [I already rented this lens and it is nice. Now I have to decide whether or not to purchase]
  • Canon EF-S 18-55 f3.5-5.6 kit lens (came with the T2i) – I’ll use this if I need something wider than 24mm (38.4mm with crop factor) and as a backup – Amazon
  • Canon EF 24-70 f2.8/L – purchased from B&H – $1299 – I splurged :-) – Amazon
  • Canon EF 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM (purchased from Colonial Photo & Hobby) – Amazon
  • Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Controller (purchased from B&H) – $24.95 – Amazon
  • Domke 19×19 protective wraps – 4 of them – between $11.46-16.59 (various colors)- Since I’m not going to bring my camera bag I’m going to use these to protect my gear. (purchased from B&H) – Amazon
  • Sandisk Extreme SDHC 8GB class 10 – 10 – $59.95 (purchased from B&H and Best Buy) – Amazon
  • Pelican Case SD – 2 – $18.95 (purchased from B&H) – Amazon
  • Pearstone LHC-ET65B Lens Hood – $14.95 (purchased from B&H) – Lens hood for my 70-300mm lens – Amazon
  • Canon LC-E8 Battery Charger – 2 – $49.99 (purchased from B&H) – Amazon
  • Canon LP-E8 Battery – 4 – $42.95 (purchased 2 from B&H)  – Amazon

Clothing

  • exoficio boxer briefs – 6 pairs – $25.00 each from REI
  • Buff headgear (fire) – $15.26 from Travel Country Outdoors
  • Patagonia Duck pants – $19.99 from Travel Country Outdoors – brown
  • Marmot Snowdrift 3-in-1 gloves – $52.47 from Travel Country Outdoors
  • Terramar Thermolator II long underwear top – $23.96 from Travel Country Outdoors
  • Terramar Thermolator II long underwear bottom – $23.96 from Travel Country Outdoors
  • Revo Sunglasses – $159.95 from Sunglass Hut
  • Gander Mountain Stretch Sport Fleece 1/4 zip – $24.97 from Gander Mountain – grey
  • Gander Mountain Expedition cargo pants – $19.97 from Gander Mountain – dark olive green
  • Mountain Hardwear Lado Jacket – $87.00 from Gander Mountain – black down jacket
  • The North Face UPF30 – TKA 100 Classic Trinity – $55.00 from Gander Mountain – pea soup green
  • Columbia Thunderstorm II pants – $39.99 from Gander Mountain
  • Marmot DriClime jacket
  • Mountain Hardwear Runout pants – $19.99 from Travel Country Outdoors – slate grey
  • Golite C-thru shirt – 2
  • Columbia titanium soft-shell
  • Columbia titanium fleece
  • Columbia titanium outer shell
  • Icebreaker wool long underwear top and bottom
  • Alpine Design dri-logic long sleeve shirt – 2 – blue and white
  • Nike sneakers
  • Teva sandals
  • Hiking shoes
  • many pairs of wool socks
  • some cotton and synthetic socks
  • bandana
  • fleece headband
  • Skullcap/cuffed beanie (not certain what the real type is)
  • OC Goretex brimmed hat
  • Baseball cap

 

Trekking Gear

  • The North Face Large Base Camp Duffel – $99.99 from Campmor.com – It’s very purple
  • Thermarest Medium Compressible Pillow – $22.95 from Campmor.com – it is actually very comfortable
  • Mountain Hardwear Lamina -30F Sleeping Bag – $234.95 from Travel Country Outdoors – it’s a synthetic bag and from the reviews it performs well. It also packs pretty small for synthetic.
  • Granite Gear Rock Solid Round compression sack – $29.95 from Travel Country Outdoors – I bought this thinking I would need it for my sleeping bag. When I got home I realized that the sleeping bag came with one. I’ll use this to compress my clothes.
  • Nalgene 1liter bottle – 3 – $9.30-11.01 from Travel Country Outdoors
  • Granite Gear stuff bags – 3 – $6.75-8.46 from Travel Country Outdoors
  • Spork – $2.54 from Travel Country Outdoors
  • Petzl Tikka XP 2 Core headlamp – $93.46 from Travel Country Outdoors
  • Petzl Tikka XP headlamp (backup)
  • mini-Carabiner – 3 – $1.99 from Gander Mountain
  • Yaktrax Pro
  • Sea to Summit waterproof bag
  • pack towel

 

Books

  • “Lonely Planet Nepal” by Bindloss, Holden, and Mayhew – (I got this as a gift) – Amazon
  • “Lonely Planet Tibet” by Mayhew, Bellezza, and Kelly – (I purchased this from Amazon) – Amazon
  • “Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3” by Kelby – (borrowed from my mom) – Amazon

Other

  • Apple MacBook Air 13″ 2GB from Best Buy
  • WD 1TB passport – $119.99 from Best Buy
  • Solio Classic solar battery
  • Holux M-241 GPS data logger – $64.95 from Amazon.com
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • 2 pairs of headphones
  • travel power strip
  • travel power adapter
  • various cables (USB, power, etc)