Peak Climbing Gears and Equipment
Essential Personal Climbing Gears and Equipment:
- Alpine Climbing Harness: It should be simply designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
- Crampons: It should be fitted with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
- Ice Axe: used to cut off the ice during climbing gears should be versatile light.
- Ascender: also known as Jamar, used for ascending on a rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
- Head Lamp: multi led headlamp with spare batteries is essential.
- Karabiners: requires a minimum of 2 locking carabiners (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regulars.
- Rappel Device: includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
- Ski Poles: Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended types.
- Slings: requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
- Masks, Hoses and Regulators: recommended good quality for your safety.
- Altimeter Watch:
- Climbing Helmets: It is an essential climbing gear to be safe from possible icefalls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable
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- One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
- Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
- One polar fleece pullover, medium weight.
- One polar fleece jacket.
- One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with a large hood to accommodate the climbing helmet.
- Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
- One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with a hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.
- One pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
- One pair of mittens consist of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner
- Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
- Scarf or neck sleeve
- Face mask
- Ballcap or brimmed sun cap
- Glacier Sunglass with side shields
- One pair of ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
- Bandana or headscarf, useful for dusty conditions
- Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
- One pair of walking shorts
- One pair of walking trousers for trekking and around camp
- Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
- One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
- One pair of polar fleece trousers
- One pair of Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
- One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)
- One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
- One pair of sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
- One pair of cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
- One pair of booties (optional)
- Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
- Two Pairs of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
- Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
- Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
- Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.
- Travel and Sleeping Gear
- Rucksacks and Travel Bags:
- One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for aeroplane carry).
- Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inches) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
- Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.
- For high altitude, one down (duvet) sleeping bag (rated to –35 C (-30 F). In the high camp, you can sleep in your down (duvet) clothing inside your sleeping bag;
- For base camp, one additional sleeping bag (good to -20 C (-5 F).
- At least 3 closed cell foam mats for use in base camp and high altitude, which can be purchased in Kathmandu inexpensively; we do not recommend inflatable mats due to a high probability of accidental puncture.