Gear List - Mountaineering

Gear List - Mountaineering

If the mountain summit is your destination of choice, you’ll need to be super prepared in both training and gear. Use this gear list as a guide for what you will need for your expedition to the top of the world.

Technical Clothing

  • Merino wool thermal tops
  • Merino wool thermal pants
  • Heavyweight layers
  • Merino wool underwear
  • Short sleeve synthetic shirts
  • Lightweight nylon pants
  • Softshell jacket
  • Softshell pants
  • Down jacket
  • GORE-TEX® shell jacket
  • GORE-TEX® pants
  • Down suit (optional)

 

Handwear & Headwear

  • Lightweight synthetic gloves
  • Heavyweight softshell gloves
  • GORE-TEX® gloves
  • Shell mitts
  • Hand & toe warmers
  • 100% UV glacier glasses
  • Sun hat
  • Ski goggles
  • Beanie or balaclava
  • Neck gaiter or scarf

 

 Footwear

  • Mountaineering boots
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Sandals or shoes for travel
  • Merino wool socks
  • Liner socks
  • Fleece booties (optional)
  • Gaiters

 

Personal Items

  • Toiletry bag
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Sunscreen
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Medication/s
  • Travel towel
  • Pee bottle
  • Go Girl funnel (women)
  • Sunglasses

Mountaineering Essentials

  • Ice axe with leash
  • Crampons
  • Ascender
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • Carabiners (4 locking, 6 regular)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Snow shovel
  • Rappel/belay device
  • Prusiks
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Tent & repair kit
  • Down sleeping bag (extreme rating -30°C or lower)
  • Self-inflating sleeping mat
  • Self-inflating pillow
  • Closed-cell foam pad
  • GPS device
  • Altimeter watch

Other Gear

  • Water bottles
  • Water purifier
  • Thermos
  • Stove & fuel
  • Waterproof matches or lighter
  • Cooking set
  • Cups & utensils
  • Plastic bags for rubbish
  • Camera, case & charger/batteries
  • Multi-tool or pocket knife
  • Map & compass
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Pen & paper
  • Whistle & signalling mirror
  • Mobile phone
  • Nylon cord
  • Mallet
  • Base camp recreation items
  • Spare travel clothes

Packs & Bags

  • Duffle bag (90-120L; lockable)
  • Alpine hiking pack (55-70L)
  • Day pack (30-40L)
  • Compression stuff sacks

Download/Print Gear List


Note: Download/print off this gear list and check it off as you pack. However, this gear list should be used as a guide only and is not exhaustive. It is important you do your own research based on your chosen destination, planned activities, weather conditions, time of year and experience.

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