Yes a trekking pole. We have already climbed and mapped several mountains but this is something that always gets sacrificed on our expedition budget and so we fail to buy it everytime we plan to do so. A reliable trekking pole is very important so as you maintain your balance while on a dangerous ravine or helps you better on going up or down an incline using not only your knees but as well as your arms. As one of a fellow mountaineer jokingly told us, "Hey! You got GPS but you are still within the confines of ancient mountaineering... Get yourself a trekking pole!" Lol!
|Our "ancient" trekking poles at Mt. Cristobal (LOL!)|
|The correct trekking poles!|
Image from Loomisadventures
My favorite trekking shoes is now dilapidated. This shoe, however, has served me well, but like anything, it already has met its end-of-life and needs to be replaced.
35-liter Day hike Backpack
For minor climbs that can only take a day, a lighter backpack is very much needed. We currently have a 60-liter one and half of it will help up on a couple of hours hike.
|Image from Ebay|
Traveling light is the name of the game and so we need light apparels. Big size board shorts is what we need!
|Image from Askmen|
To get rid of the nasty cuts by wild grass while on a mountain expedition, we need light yet durable trek pants.
|Image from Kibuba|
Going underwater? Going through thick mud and rain in the middle of the wilderness while on a mapping expedition? A watch designed for hardcore torture and lots of mud is very beneficial.
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The items in this wishlist is as equally beneficial to us as well as to other travelers and mountaineers. Check out the other gadgets we currently use for our expeditions here.