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Good quality plastic shells with inner boots. Avoid tight fit with heavy socks. Sugg: Koflach Artis Expedition, Scarpa Invernos, or One Sport Everest. Fully Insulated Overboots. Suggested: 40 Below K2 Overboots, Outdoor Research Brooks Rangers. Not needed w/ One Sport Everest. Light hiking boots. Crampons. With "step in" bindings and flat rather than "cookie cutter" frame rails. Suggested: Charlet Moser Super 12 Rapidfix Lanieres, Grivel G12 New-Matic, or Black Diamond Sabertooth. Gaiters. Suggested: Outdoor Research Expedition "Crocodiles". Not needed with One Sport Everest Boots. Booties. Polar guard. Optional. Wool or pile socks. 4 pair of Heavyweight wool or synthetic socks (wool is warmer) to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots. Remember to keep one fresh, dry pair of socks available at all times. Liner Socks. 4 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces incidence of blisters and hot-spots. Vapor barrier socks. Optional. Climbing Tools Ice Axe w/Leash. General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5'7" use a 60cm tool; 5'7"- 6'1" use a 65cm tool; over 6'1" use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long). Suggested: SMC Himalayan or Black Diamond Alpamayo. Carabiners (4) Locking; (6) Regular. 2 HMS Twistlock & 2 small screwgate lockers; 6 standard ovals recommended. Ascenders (2). Petzls recommended. One right and one left. Rappel device. 1 Figure 8, ATC or Trango Pyramid. Perlon. 40 ft of flexible 6mm. Alpine Climbing Harness. Harness should fit over all clothing, have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in. Make sure you can get into the harness without having to step through any part of it. Suggested: Black Diamond Bod Harness or Alpine Bod w/ modification. Adjustable Ski/Trekking Poles. Optional, but recommended. Suggested: Leki, Life Link. Technical Clothing Expedition weight underwear. 1 pair Polypro or Capilene. Lightweight Underwear. 2-3 pair top & bottom, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days on the glacier and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility. Suggested: North Face Micronamics, Marmot DriClime, or Patagonia Capilene. Pile Jacket. Heavyweight pile (Polartec 300). A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pull-over. Windstopper fleece is NOT recommended due to reduced breathability. Suggested: North Face Polar Sun or equivalent. Pile Pants. Heavyweight pile (Polartec 300) with full separating side zippers (This is very important for ventilation and for ease of dressing up or down when conditions change in the middle of a climb). Suggested: North Face Polar Sun or equivalent. Down Pants. To fit over insulation layers. Outer shell must be windproof. Suggested: Feathered Friends Helios or Volant.
Optional Head lamp (Plenty of extra bulbs & batteries). (1) Lightweight. Expedition Weight. One with a good visor to shade the nose and eyes. 2 Sleeping Pads. Gregory. 3/4 or full-length closed-cell foam Ridge Rest and One. Should be big enough so that gloves fit inside pile liners. Suggested: Bolle. 1 Liter Thermos. Bunting or fleece gloves which will fit comfortably inside mitts. Bolle's Chrono work well. Optional. Goose down preferred for bulk & weight. Suggested: North Face Mtn. Feathered Friends Snow Goose. (Expedition quality rated to at least -300F). . Balaclava (1) Heavy weight. Make sure ears are covered. 2 Pairs of Glacier glasses. they fit over glasses. Mt. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (dark gray or green). Mtn. Daypack. Swiss Army knife. Internal frame pack expandable to 6. Ski Goggles. Recommended: North Face.000 cu. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands warmer when wet than lighter polypropylene or Capilene. Suggested: North Face. Include a bandanna to shade the neck. (Bibs recommended) For the jacket we highly recommend a long front zipper. We also require full separating side zippers on the pants. Suggested: North Face Inferno. 100% UV & IR. Sleeping Sleeping Bag. No more than 6% light transmission. If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses-it is a good idea to have these with "photo-gray" or equivalent light-sensitive material so they can double as emergency sunglasses. must have good hood) Suggested: North Face Baltoro. a roomy rather than snug fit and underarm zips which go well below the armpit. Kelty. Patagonia. Marmot 8000meter. 1 pair. 3/4 length or full-length Therma-Rest w/repair kit. Hardwear Absolute Zero. Cooking Gear: Cup: 16oz. We highly recommend a removable nose guard. Mitts & Gloves 2 Pair Synthetic Gloves. plastic with snap-on lid (retains heat well and is spill resistant in the tent). Gore-Tex Shell Pants & Shell Jacket with hood. Bic Lighter. 100% UV. Wool or pile ski hat. Headgear Baseball Cap or other Sun Hat. etc which add weight. Keep it simple and light. high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use. RayBan. Suggested: Petzl Zoom or Artic. avoid unnecessary zippers. Julbo Round "Arc". 2 Pair Pile Mitts and Gore-Tex Overmitts. Climbers with glasses try X-700. (Fully Baffled. Hand warmer.Down Parka. Heavyweight must fit over lightweight. or Marmot CWM. Outdoor Research Expeditions w/double liners or North Face Down Mitts. Optional for trekking days. Camping Backpack. Hardware Exposure Bib or Ethereal Pant. must have full side covers. Neoprene face mask. Bib or Mtn. One. Suggested: North Face.in. or Feathered Friends Rock & Ice. Light Pant.
Camera gear. 2 small tubes. Mark bottle clearly. Hunnersdorf are recommended (they withstand temperature extremes and abuse better than Nalgene) No water bags or bladder systems. Personal first aid kit.Spoon: Good quality tough plastic (lexan). Traveling Large duffel bags. 1. Trash Compactor bags work the best. Sunscreen. One. Lipscreen. SPF 40 or better. at least 2 sticks. Optional . 2 for transporting gear. personal medications. Pee Funnel (for women). Travel clothes. Compression Stuff Sacks work well for reducing volume (optional) Especially for sleeping bags and clothing. Large mouth water bottle.5 liter wide-mouth. Include toilet paper. 4 Plastic Bags. Band-Aids. Moleskin. Suggested: Freshette. they freeze.5 liter & One . Adhesive tape. Toiletry bag. SPF 40 or better. Pee Bottle (1 Liter). Bowl: Deep plastic with 2-3 cup capacity. Aspirin. To line stuff sacks to keep gear dry and one large enough to line pack. Water Bottles: 2 liters minimum capacity.