Climbing Equipment List

Planning to climb any peak or mountain in Nepal and don't have an idea what to pack? Here are some lists that might help with your packing of climbing the mountains.

Climbing Harness: The climbing harness should be light and easy to put on and off with gloves on. It should have a positively well locking system.

Crampons: Crampons must fit on your boots well and it should be steel crampons which is safe on the ice.

Ice Axe: Take an Ice axe which lights on weight and comfortable to use on ice.

Ascender: Ascender or Jumar use on the rope to climb. It should be suitable to use with gloves on.

Head Lamp: A headlamp and an extra pair of the battery is compulsory because the batteries will down fast in cold and the climb starts with dark so must to have them for climbing.

Karabiners: Locking karabiners-2, Large- 1, small-1, and 4 regular karabiners are needed.

Rappel Device: Figure 8 ACT or similar confidently lift you and save your life. If you lose the rappel device then it may be difficult.

Sky Poles: It is very hard to approach, take adjustable type.

Slings: Take 3-meter long sling one and 2 meters one.

Climbing Helmet: Climbing helmet is compulsory to cross the areas with rocks and the ice clips to protect your head. Take light on weight and fit for your head.

Clothing

We recommend the merino wool from ice breaker. The company knows the climbers need the best quality materials in the world. Good quality clothing is the main thing for your comfort and safety. Merino wool is the quality wool which matches cotton with soft and polypropylene with protection and breathable. It takes wetness away from your body and keeps you dry and warm.

Inner and Outer Layer for Upper Body

  • One Ice breaker Merino T-Shirt which is 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long ice breaker merino T-shirt which 150 or lightweight 200.
  • One polar fleece pullover high neck, medium weight
  • One warm polar fleece jacket
  • One Gore-Tex windproof jacket
  • One light good quality down jacket to wear while staying at the base camp or resting

Lower Body Wear

  • Ice breaker merino 150 underwear
  • Trousers for trekking and walking around the camps
  • Merino ice breaker thermal bottom
  • Polar fleece trouser
  • Gore-Tex windproof breathable trouser with full side zip

Note: These upper and lower body equipment should be kept dry while packing into the waterproof bag or wrap with the plastic.

Hands

  • One pair lightweight inner poly gloves, These gloves will be worn when tying the boots, putting on the crampons, and other normal uses
  • One pair of warm and windproof gloves which should be easy to catch the rope, jumar, ice axe, and other climbing equipment while climbing

Head

  • One warm woollen or synthetic hat that covers your ears
  • One sun hat with covers for the neck
  • One warm fleece buff which keeps warm your neck and nose
  • One good quality UV protection sunglass

Feet

  • One pair of good quality climbing boots which should be the light, comfortable, fit size
  • One pair of good quality hiking boots
  • One pair of sports shoes and sandals while you are at the camp
  • One pair down booties (optional), if you have this you can use for the night.
  • Two pair woollen or poly socks
  • Two pair thin woollen or poly liner socks
  • Lightweight trekking socks

Duffel Bag and Rucksack

  • One 50-70 L Rucksack for the alpine carry
  • One 120L Duffel bag to put your clothing and equipment which should be durable

Sleeping Bag and Liner: One -30 or higher good sleeping bag and one fleece liner are good to have for your sleep.

First Aid Kit: Take a first aid kit with some medicine which is important for alpine travel and if your doctor has been suggested any medication. And take some other miscellaneous normal use for your daily use.

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