Climbing Kit List

From top to bottom, your kit should have the essential items listed below. I will provide you with a waterproof duffle bag so you do not have to invest in one.


  • sun hat
  • wooly hat or balaclava
  • sun glasses (good enough to shade against bright snow)
  • head torch (with extra batteries)
  • scarf


  • a thermal base layer (top & bottom)
  • wicky shirts (3-4)
  • a light fleece
  • a heavy fleece
  • a down jacket (in place of the heavy fleece)
  • a waterproof (top & bottom)
  • trekking pants (zip-offs are perfect)
  • gloves
  • trekking poles
  • sleeping bag (I use a down sleeping bag rated comfortable at -18°C)
  • sleeping Mat


  • trekking boots (Grade B/C)
  • thick thermal socks and a couple of regular sports ones
  • gaiters


  • water bottles (2 bottles of 1-liter each)
  • platypus or camelbacks systems (very convenient but not a must if you prefer bottle)
  • water purification tablets
  • personal first-aid kit
  • sunscreen
  • personal wash kit
  • tennis shoes or sandals (for around the camp)
  • earplugs
  • a day bag (to carry your personals and items you may need during the day)
  • a trowel
  • bacterial handwash or anti-bacterial
  • blister pack