Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec
Technical equipment: helmet, ice-axe, crampons, harness, cooking equipment, ropes, kit, GPS.
Undoubtedly, you have to take full gear for high mountains, ice axe, crampons, helmet and harness. You may not use it, but not bringing it can complicate strongly the ascent or descent. So let's go fully equipped!
Personal equipment: comfortable boots (preferably waterproof and light), backpack of at least 30 L, head lamp, sunscreen, sunglasses, coats, thermal underwear (first layer), comfortable and athletic pants (no jeans, long-sleeved shirt (preferably be breathable or athletic type), sweater or sweatshirt (polar type or thermal material), waterproof jacket, hat, cap, scarf or bandana, gloves (preferably two pairs: the first thin and the second thick and waterproof), thermal socks (a polypropylene layer is recommended, also 1 pair in wool and 2 pairs in cotton).
It is recommended to dress in layers to keep warm, i.e. a thermal and breathable inner first layer (thermal clothing, leggings); second layer, a coat (canvas trousers or pans) preferably waterproof and wind stopper, no jeans, etc.; third layer waterproof and wind stopper (jacket or parka). In addition: socks, gloves, scarves, hats and the same principle of layers apply. Remember that heat escapes primarily by the feet, hands and head.
Equipment rental: crampons 25$, piolet 10$, helmet 10$, harness 10$, backpack 15$, tent 20$.
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