Equipment List: Mount Hood Summit Program at the Silcox Hut

Use this equipment list for Summit Programs at the Silcox Hut

You must have all the items on this list at your climber orientation regardless of season or forecast. Please call us if you have any questions. Your guide will not let you climb if you don’t have appropriate gear. Please arrive at your meet-time dressed for the activity. There will be time for questions and adjustments.

You will not need a sleeping bag, pad or other bedding. The Silcox Hut supplies towels and linens.


Personal Gear

  • Medium duffle bag  to bring your personal effects up to the Silcox Hut
  • Hygiene kit – toothbrush, toothpaste, personal medications
  • Comfortable clothing for the Silcox – Jeans, t-shirt, slippers
  • Ear plugs if you don’t bring them you can’t complain
  • Electronics and chargers Silcox Hut has both wifi and electricity!
  • Sneakers  or other comfortable footwear
  • Lunch/Snacks – 1 lb per day of a variety of tasty, high energy foods
  • Water Bottles – Two 1-liter bottles required. No bladders allowed for risk of freezing and/or breaking. (ex: Nalgene)
  • Sunglasses or Glacier Glasses – Should be high-quality, dark, large and fit snugly or have side-shields. (ex: Julbo Mountain Sunglasses)
  • Ski Goggles – Clear or light in color, in case of blowing snow. (ex: Julbo Goggles)
  • Sun Block – SPF 30 or higher
  • Lip Balm – SPF 15 or higher
  • Toilet Paper – Just in case! Blue bags will be available at most trailheads.
  • Headlamp – For alpine starts (ex: Petzl Headlamps)
  • Personal First Aid Kit – Moleskin, ibuprofen, aspirin, antacids, personal prescriptions, band-aids.

Technical Climbing Gear – Items we rent 

The following Technical Climbing Gear is available at our office at no charge