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Personal pre-travel checks & hand luggageSEE THE FULL LIST

Personal pre-travel checks & hand luggage

  • Passport/extra photos
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations/medical incl. teeth
  • Phone
  • Watch
  • Tickets
  • Personal rescue/medical insurance
  • Cash/travellers cheques/credit-debit cards
  • Writing materials/diary
  • yeshield/earplugs
  • Toilet/hygene kit, towel
  • Address book
  • Personal contact details
  • Non-expedition travel clothes
  • Swimming gear?
  • Holdall – for storage in last ‘civilised’ place

FOODSEE THE FULL LIST

FOOD

Food
  • Man-day rations
  • Base food
  • Goodies
  • Food containers/bags
Eating
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Mug
  • Bowls
  • Vacuum flask
  • Water bottle
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Water purification tablets

GROUP GEARSEE THE FULL LIST

GROUP GEAR

Camping gear
  • Tent + bag + repair kit
  • Emergency tent
  • Emergency group bivi
  • Tent snow brush
  • Shovel
  • Snow saw
  • Snow stakes
  • Marker wands
  • Stove + fuel + spares
  • Stove board
  • Smother blanket
  • Windshield
  • Fuel
  • Fuel bottle (1 litre size)
  • Other fuel containers
  • Pots/pans/lids
  • Pot handle
  • Water filter
  • Detergent/scrubbies
  • Matches/lighter
  • Toilet paper
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Storage bags
  • Binoculars
  • Snow anchor
  • Group first aid/medical
  • Group safety
  • Alarm clock
  • Candles/lightsticks
  • Writing paper/pencils/pens
  • Markers
  • Tool/materials kit—see separate list below
  • Solar panel
  • Wind generator
Navigation
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Maps
  • Altimeter
  • Radio
  • Satellite Phone
Tools
  • Sewing kit
  • Multitool
  • Small hand drill + bits
  • Posidrive/flat screwdrivers
  • Small saw
  • Small adjustable spanner
  • Crampon file
Materials
  • Duck tape
  • Wire (copper/steel)
  • Cord (tent cord)
  • Araldite
  • Impact adhesive
  • Supaglue
  • Tent pole repair kit
  • Pulk repair kit/spare cover/bag buckles
  • Stove repair kit/spares
  • Hose clips (Jubilee clips)
  • Cigarette lighters
  • Nuts, bolts, washers, screws
  • Fabric for repairs

CLOTHINGSEE THE FULL LIST

CLOTHING

Outer layer
  • Windproof breathable jacket with hood
  • Windproof breathable pants/salopettes
  • Down jacket (duvet/parka)
  • Down trousers/salopettes
  • Down suit
  • Water related – eg, drysuit/wetsuit
  • ‘Survival suit’
Thermal Layer
  • Synthetic/wool fleece/pile jacket/pull-on
  • Synthetic/wool fleece/pile pants/salopettes
  • Fleece waistcoat
Base Layer
  • Synthetic/wool thin top (long/short sleeves/zipped)
  • Synthetic/wool thin pants/long jons
Head
  • Synthetic/wool balaclava
  • Synthetic/wool hat
  • Windproof cap with peak/ear protectors
  • Sun hat
  • Headband
  • Facemask
  • Neck gaitor/scarf
Feet/Legs
  • Mukluks
  • Ski boots
  • Down/synthetic fill boots (camp/tent wear)
  • Gaitors
  • Spare laces
  • Synthetic/wool thin/thick long socks
Hands
  • ‘Handbags’
  • Ski/mountain gloves
  • Windproof overmitts
  • Synthetic/wool thermal mitts/gloves
  • Down mitts
  • Thin (base layer) synthetic/wool mitts/gloves
  • Mitt/glove support (around neck)
Eyes
  • Ski goggles (substantially windproof)
  • Sun glasses/glacier glasses with sides
  • Spare glasses/lenses

Personal expedition equipmentSEE THE FULL LIST

Personal expedition equipment

Sleeping
  • Sleeping bag (synthetic/down)
  • Sleeping bag liner – fleece/pile/silk
  • Thermarest mattress
  • Closed cell foam mattress
  • Sleeping bag cover
  • Bivi bag
  • P-bag—for all sleeping gear
  • Head torch
  • P-bottle
Travelling gear
  • Sled/pulk, hauling harness/shaft/rope
  • Gear/Sled bags
  • Rucksac
  • Skis/bindings/sticks/skins + spares
  • Hands Free compass support
  • Berwyn bindings for soft boots
  • Harscheisen
  • Ski waxes/skin adhesive
  • Walking poles
  • Avalanche probe/personal alarm
  • Sun screen/lip salve
  • Hydration system
  • Dry bags
Safety
  • Personal medication
  • Ropes/slings/karabiners/etc if no other group gear being taken
  • Climbing Crampons
Climbing gear
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering harness
  • Helmet
  • Ice axe/hammer
  • Ropes – climbing/abseil
  • Tape slings/karabiners – snap/screw
  • Ice screws/rock pitons
  • Rock protection
  • Belay/descendeurs
  • Prussic loops
  • Pulley
Miscellaneous
  • Camera/case + films/memory/spare batteries
  • External battery case
  • Camcorder
  • Tripod
  • Multitool
  • Matches/lighter
  • Mirror (signal mirror)
  • Tent/snow seat
  • Wash/hygene kit
  • Personal goodies
  • Personal sewing/repair kit