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Equipment Lists

Alpine Mountaineering

A summary of technical equipment & clothing required for summer alpine mountaineering. The alpine style involves climbing with a small & light pack that has all the essentials, sufficient emergency equipment, an... more>

Mont Blanc Equipment List

Mountaineering equipment required for climbing Mont Blanc in normal summer conditions. Makes and models are examples only. Technical equipment (crampons, ice-axe, harness, helmet) can be hired from us. Try and ke... more>

Off Piste Skiing Equipment List

Here is a summary of the items of equipment you will need for off-piste skiing on one of our Guided courses. Please check you have each item and refer to the bottom of the page for details on hiring equipment.


Eiger North Face Kit List

North Face of the Eiger Kit List

The following list is purely a record of what equipment we took on our mid-october ascent in very good conditions. It is not a suggested kit list and the appro... more>

Antarctic Kit List

List of Suggested Equipment for Mount Vinson or Similar Antarctic Mountains

The following kit list is meant purely as an aide memoire for folk heading off to clim... more>

Vallee Blanche Equipment List

The following equipment list is a recommendation for clients of IFMGA Mountain Guides who are more>

Chamonix Off-Piste Ski & Mountain Skills Kit List

Equipment required for this course:


Ski Mountaineering Kit List

Please use this list in a modular form according to what type of ski mountaineering you are doing e.g non glacial tours may not require harness, ice screws etc. Aim to 'pack light' and ski with a small, light pack as mu... more>


Kit List for Expedition Planning and Packing


Rock Climbing

Kit List for Rock Climbing without snowy / glacial approaches