Alpine climbing equipment list for mountaineering in Europe.

Technical gear:

  • Back pack   (30 litre, the bigger the bag the more you carry)
  • Steel Crampons with anti-snow plates eg Petzl Varsaks, no aluminium crampons as they will likely break on rocky sections
  • Ice axe (50-60 cm mountaineering axe)
  • Harness eg Petzl Altitude
  • Mountaineering helmet
  • 2 small prussik loops
  • 2 locking karabiners (pear shaped – Petzl Attache)
  • 1×120 cm sling
  • Headtorch + spare batteries / USB charging cable
  • 3 piece walking poles that can fit inside the rucksack

Personal gear:

  • B2/3 Mountaineering boots, leather/synthetic with vibram soles
  • Warm Hat
  • Sun hat, sun viser( must fit under the helmet)
  • Cat 4 Sunglasses
  • Cat3/4 Ski goggles
  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight gloves
  • Neck gaiter or scarf

Layering system:

  • Lightweight underwear –  top and bottoms (1 set)
  • Warm wool socks – 80/20 merino/silk mix is very warm
  • Softshell/fleece midlayer
  • Treking pants, perferrable windproof
  • Jacket – Goretex with good hood
  • Paclite goretex overtrousers with full length zips to pull over crampons
  • Down jacket

For the Hut:

  • Lightweight  sleeping bag liner
  • Ear plugs
  • Toothbrush
  • Blob of toothpaste
  • A few wetwipes

Other items:

  • Phone and charging cable
  • Sunscreen & lip screen
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses and contacts – if applicable
  • Contact solutions – if applicable
  • Prescription medication
  • Water bottle or Thermos (unbreakable eg Nalgene bottle), insulator for Mont Blanc
  • Pic-nic lunches and Snacks
  • Pocket knife
  • Blister kit/zinc oxide tape
  • Paracetamol/ibuprofen
  • Cash
  • Credit card

1 comment

  1. OK

    2018-05-01 9:24 GMT+02:00 Ross Hewitt :

    > Ross Hewitt – Skiing, Climbing, Photography posted: “Alpine climbing > equipment list for mountaineering in Europe. Technical gear: Back pack > (30-40 litre, the bigger the bag the more you carry) Steel Crampons with > anti-snow plates eg Grivel G12, no aluminium crampons as they will likely > break on” >

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