Saturday, July 30, 2016

Complete Gear List Infinity Loop

Complete Gear List

Mount Rainier Infinity Loop

Our Parks/Your Adventure Fundraiser for The Mountaineers Youth Programs - Ras Vaughan and Gavin Woody
by Ras Vaughan


One of the challenges I enjoy about hard to define multi-disciplinary adventures is gearing up and kitting out. Especially when there is a serious mountaineering element combined with high-mileage travel it's of the utmost importance to carry a minimal kit which is flexible enough to do everything you need it to do. On the Rainier Infinity Loop I was very happy with how this played out. 

Loop #1 starting pack weight: 24 lbs
Loop #2 starting pack weight: 20 lbs
Ending pack weight: 15 lbs

Here's a complete list of all the gear (non-food) I used:

Nathan Journey Fastpack (preproduction test model)
Nathan Insulated 750 ml bottles (2)
Nathan 2 Liter Bladder
Altra NeoShell Lone Peak insulated, waterproof trail running shoes
Altra Performance Half Zip Long Sleeve Shell 
Altra Racer Shorts
Altra Running Ambassador Shirt (1st loop)
Montbell synthetic puffy jacket
Western Mountaineering Flash Pant (didn't use)
Sugoi Insulated Running Tights
Injinji Trail 2.0 midweight toe socks
Smartwool midweight socks (2nd loop)
Smartwool Arm Warmers
Darn Tough wool socks (1st loop)
Seven Hills Running Shop shirt by Pearl Izumi (2nd loop)
Kahtoola KTS Steel Crampons
Julbo Glacier Glasses
Outdoor Research Expedition gaiters
Black Diamond Polar Icon Headlamp
Black Diamond gloves
Black Diamond Coulior Climbing Harness
DMM Big BOA Locking Carabiner (1)
DMM Revolver Locking Carabiner (2)
DMM Shadow Carabiner (1)
Metolius Prussiks (2)
Metolius 24" webbing sling
Bluewater 48" webbing sling
Camp Corsa Aluminum Ice Axe
Northwest Endurance Events buff
UltraPedestrian fleece beanie (didn't use)
REI merino wool liner gloves
Cheap Fleece camo hat bought in a mini mart years ago
Six Moons Designs Gatewood Cape, dropped at car after 1st loop
Trail Butter "Be Trail Ready" trucker cap
Not Pictured:
Black Diamond Ultra Distance Carbon Z Poles
Black Diamond Vapor Helmet
SPOT Transponder
Sony Walkman mp3 player
Asio Altimeter watch
BRS-3000T stove
Toaks 750ml titanium pot

We hope to use this project to inspire future generations of climbers, runners, thru-hikers, fastpackers, backpackers, and adventurers of all stripes by helping raise money for The Mountaineers Youth Programs by means of the Our Parks / Your Adventure initiative. Please click here to learn more about the program and to donate. Whether you give $10 or $5,000 your donation will help introduce deserving young people to the fulfillment and enrichment of outdoor adventure, essentially helping to reintroduce them to their natural habitat.

photo by Ras /

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