Equipment List

The following is a list of items that are needed for most of our outdoor courses:

  • Warm inner layers of clothing **DO NOT wear cotton garments next to your skin**
  • Outer layers that will keep you dry  (i.e.: Gortex or your ski wear)
  • At least 2 pairs of gloves or mittens
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses or clear lens glasses – helps keep ice chips out of the eyes
  • Gaiters are helpful to keep feet dry and avoid loose clothing around the ankles
  • A pack to carry gear and extra clothing (at least 2500 cubic inch capacity)
  • Extra warm clothing (we climb in any weather)
  • Plenty of water, hot drinks are nice, munchies/lunch (remember: food = warmth)
  • A hard shell plastic lace-up boot*, or leather crampon-compatible climbing boot.

If you have the following (but not required):

  • Climbing Harness
  • Large pear-shaped locking Carabiner and Belay Device (ATC recommended)
  • Ice Axes* (shorter, technical type, not the longer mountaineering type)
  • Crampons*

Feel free to Contact Us with any questions…we are excited to see you on the trip!