Climbing Equipment List
Are you planning to climb any peak or mountain in Nepal and don't know 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 wear with gloves. It should have a positively well-locking system.
Crampons: Crampons must fit on your boots well and be steel crampons safe on the ice.
Ice Axe: Take an Ice axe that lights on weight and is comfortable to use on ice.
Ascender: Ascender or Jumar uses the rope to climb. It should be suitable to operate with gloves on.
Head Lamp: A headlamp and an extra pair of batteries are compulsory because the batteries will go down fast in the cold, and the climb starts in the dark, so you must have them for climbing.
Karabiners: Locking karabiners-2, Large-1, small-1, and four 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 not be easy.
Sky Poles: It is tough to approach; take adjustable type.
Slings: Take a 3-meter long sling and 2 meters one.
Climbing Helmet: The climbing helmet is compulsory to cross the areas with rocks and ice clips to protect your head. Take lightweight and fit for your head.
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 a quality wool that matches cotton with soft and polypropylene with protection and is 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-shirts, which are 150 or lightweight 200.
- One polar fleece pullover high neck, medium weight
- One warm polar fleece jacket
- One Gore-Tex windproof jacket
- One light-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 trousers with whole side zip
Note: These upper and lower body equipment should be kept dry while packed into a waterproof bag or wrap with plastic.
- One pair of lightweight inner poly gloves will be worn when tying the boots, putting on the crampons, and for other ordinary 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
- One warm woolen or synthetic hat that covers your ears
- One sun hat with covers for the neck
- One warm fleece buff which keeps warming your neck and nose
- One good quality UV protection sunglass
- 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 of down booties (optional); if you have this, you can use it for the night.
- Two pairs of woolen or poly socks
- Two pairs of thin woolen 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 suit your sleep.
First Aid Kit: Take a kit with some essential medicine for alpine travel and if your doctor has suggested any medication. And take some other miscellaneous regular use for your daily use.