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Old 07-31-2016, 09:47 AM   #27
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If you've climbed Marcy 3 times, I'd start with the list of gear you brought and then compare it with the many lists available online to see if there is anything to add. For example, REI has many backpacking gear lists:

Another great tool is Andrew Skurka's gear list template: backpacking-gear-list-template-checklist-3-season/

I agree that Marcy in late September can turn into early winter conditions very quickly. Everyone should bring map and compass, and know how to use them in case of a whiteout. Microspikes might be needed, depending on the current conditions. Keep checking the weather and trip reports to see if ice is forming. However, if this is your first time leading a group, you might want to consider a less tumultuous peak.
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