For expedition of glacier edge to the snowed of the Tolima it is required:
Please do not wear denim pants or jeans or in general cotton, they do not protect against the cold and if they are Wet do not dry for the entire expedition. Also avoid cotton t-shirts, sweaters and jackets
One (1) suit of thermal underwear or polar fleece sweatshirt or coarse fabric to stay in the cabin and to sleep
Two (2) or maximum three (3) pairs of thick stockings hopefully wool
One (1) wool cap or fleece covering the ears (can be balaclava)
One (1) pair of impervious gloves
One (1) cap or hat
One (1) pair of trekking boots that cover the ankles and ideally they are waterproof
One (1) pair of sandals or light tennis shoes for use in the cabin
One (1) jacket and one (1) waterproof trousers
One (1) fleece jacket or synthetic material to protect against cold
One (1) quick drying towel
Canteen, Bottle or Camelback
Small flashlight and spare batteries for three (3) days
Sunglasses (400 UV filter)
Small backpack for hiking
Small personal care items
Sun block with protection factor greater than or equal to 60SPF
Lipstick, cocoa butter or petroleum jelly
Sweets / chocolates / peanuts / snacks / energy
Surely it’s going to rain, we should prepare for it, pack everything in plastic bags !!!
Most people traveling with Ecoglobal Expeditions are fervent lovers of nature, they are uncomplicated and “off-road” travelers, patients, tolerants, collaborators and enthusiasts. They like to travel in groups because they find in this experience an opportunity to learn from others, make friends and share experiences during the trip. Thinking about it, we wanted to propose a list of “Good Group Travel Practices” to help travelers to have a richer and more pleasant experience during the excursions. You can find the list by clicking here: Good Group Travel Practices
Because we will remain throughout the expedition at altitudes above 3,000 meters above sea level and in remote areas, this exit is not suitable for people with lung or heart conditions or for people under medical treatment for diseases such as diabetes , Asthma, etc.
Staying at high altitudes may be contraindicated if you are under medical prescription. If you have questions please consult your doctor before enrolling.
Do not carry or consume liquor (no brandy, wine, whiskey, beer, etc.), or toxic substances, psychoactive or hallucinogenic in the mountains (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, fungi, etc., that combination is worse than The “gasoline with the liquor” !!).
Bring warm clothes, the place we go is very cold.
Consume a lot of liquid during your stay in the mountains, this practice helps improve the body’s ability to adjust to height.
Pack your clothes in plastic bags inside the backpack, carry extra plastic bags for various uses.
Protect your camera from moisture.
Carry spare batteries.
As far as possible carry the least amount of wrappers, cans or glasses. Please do not leave trash in the mountain and hopefully we will not leave garbage in the cabin.
Bring snacks, chocolates, peanuts, panela, etc. Packed in resealable plastic bags (“Ziploc”), remove the air when packing them to occupy as little space as possible inside your backpack.
Light luggage travel, it is not necessary to bring a bag for each day.
Do not bring jewelry or valuables (the Rolex and the Cartier earrings please leave them at home).
During the walks do not leave the group, do not go ahead, do not be left alone.
The weather conditions in the mountains can change in minutes, always carry a raincoat.
Keep in mind that we will be staying in a very remote place, run by a peasant organization. Our hosts will do everything in their power to serve us as best as possible, within the conditions of the place and its culture.
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