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Weatherproof Shell Jacket

Goretex is best. Keeps you dry and keeps the wind out.

Examples

Arcteryx
Black Diamond
Patagonia

Puffy Jacket

Warm and soft, this jacket forms your mid layer in bad weather and is super comfy for wearing around camp as well.

Examples

Arcteryx Atom
Black Diamond Cold Forge

Light Socks

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Gaiters

Stops the snow getting in your boots.

Examples

Black Diamond

Crevasse Rescue Kit – Summer

Harness
1 Ratchet (Petzl Reverso or Black Diamond ATC Guide)
4 locking carabiners (2 of these should be pear shaped, Munter/HMS locking carabiners)
4 non-locking carabiners
1 x 120cm sling
2 x 5m 7mm prussik
1 x 1.5m 7mm prussik, hollow block or T-Block
Ice Screw (optional)
Ice Axe

Examples

Petzl Reverso
Black Diamond ATC Guide

Ratchet

1 Ratchet – Petzl Micro-Traction or Autoblock Device

Examples

Petzl Micro-Traction
Black Diamond ATC Guide

Harness

Harness

Examples

Black Diamond
Petzl
Arc’teryx
Mammut

Navigation Equipment

Map, compass, GPS. While these are optional they are always useful to have!

Examples

Map, compass, GPS (all optional)

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit with a blister kit

Examples

First Aid Kit

Notebook and Pencil

We recommend Rite-in-the-Rain and a mechanical pencil, then you can write in any weather!

Examples

Rite in the Rain

Backpack (25-35 litres)

Big enough to carry everything you need for your trip.

Examples

Black Diamond
Deuter
Arcteryx

Climb Hard

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