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The packing list below is a general overview of appropriate clothing for your hiking adventures with First Descents. Outfitters will provide all any equipment if necessary, like trekking poles. Be sure to look at your personal page for packing details specific to your program. Please contact First Descents if you have any questions regarding this packing list.
Extras (Sun Protection)
Cotton is a poor choice for outdoor activities due to its high thermal conductivity (rate of energy loss). When it gets wet, cotton allows the moisture to sit on your skin, in turn, cooling you instead of keeping you warm. In other words, you don’t stay very warm or dry with cotton!