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Backpackers (Mountaineering Gear Checklist)

Mountaineering Gear Checklist
Mount Everest? Rainier? Before you go, tick off each of these items for your expedition.


Clothing Outerwear

· waterproof/breathable jacket

· waterproof/breathable pants

· insulated parka

· fleece jacket or wool sweater

· fleece pants (optional)

· waterproof gaiters

· synthetic hiking pants

· synthetic shorts

Base Layer

· midweight long john top

· midweight long john bottoms

· long sleeve T-shirt

· synthetic briefs

· synthetic sports bra

· synthetic T-shirt


Accessories

· wool or fleece hat

· synthetic liner gloves

· balaclava

· midweight wool or fleece gloves

· waterproof overmitts (optional)


Footwear

· camp footwear (optional)

· waterproof hiking boots

· camp footwear (optional)

· wool or synthetic socks (3)

· liner socks (2)

Extras

· sun hat

· personal locator beacon (optional)

· bandanna


Gear Mountaineering Specific Gear

· internal frame pack

· mountaineering boots

· hinged 12-point crampons

· mountaineering axe (70cm)

· climbing harness

· climbing helmet

· belay/rappel device

· prussik slings or mechanical ascenders

· sewn runners

· daisy chains

· avalanche transceiver (optional)

· avalanche probe (optional)

· lightweight avalanche shovel (optional)

· climbing ropes

· protection hardware (nuts, screws, etc.)

· ski goggles (optional)

· glacier glasses


Other Gear

· convertible or four-season tent

· down sleeping bag (-30° to 20°F)

· inflatable sleeping pad

· closed-cell foam sleeping pad

· trekking poles

· white gas stove and fuel bottles

· lighter and waterproof matches

· cookset

· eating utensils, bowl, and insulated mug

· headlamp w/extra batteries and bulb

· 32 oz. water bottles (2)

· water bottle parkas (2)

· water treatment (filter, tablets, or drops)

· pocket knife or multitool

· compass or GPS (and map)

· sunglasses

· first-aid kit with personal medications

· chemical heat packs

· personal locator beacon (optional)

· stuff sacks

· assorted zipper-lock bags

· bear-bagging rope (or canister)

· insect repellent (optional)

· mesh head net or suit

· sunscreen (SPF 15+)

· lip balm (SPF 15+)

· toilet paper and trowel

· pee bottle


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