Mountaineering Checklist

Mountaineering Mountaineering
  • The Ten Essentials

  • 1. Navigation

  • 2. Sun protection

  • 3. Insulation

  • 4. Illumination

  • 5. First-aid supplies

  • 6. Fire

  • 7. Repair kit and tools

  • 8. Nutrition

  • 9. Hydration

  • 10. Emergency shelter

  • Equipment Options

  • Rope (dry preferred; 9mm-10.5mm x 60m)

  • Helmet

  • Harness (with adjustable leg loops)

  • Boots (crampon-compatible)

  • Crampons

  • Ice axe (with leash)

  • Belay/rappel device

  • Pulley

  • Climbing pack

  • Route description or guidebook

  • Locking carabiner(s)

  • Nonlocking carabiners

  • Runners—singles and doubles

  • Prusik cords

  • Hand protection (athletic tape, gloves)

  • Signaling mirror

  • Crevasse rescue gear

  • Avalanche transceiver

  • Shovel

  • Probe

  • For Technical or Mixed Routes

  • Nuts

  • Nut extraction tool

  • Hexes

  • Ice tools (with leashes)

  • Ice screws

  • Camming devices

  • Clothing

  • Wicking base layers (synthetic or wool)

  • Fleece jacket or vest

  • Fleece pants

  • Insulating jacket (down or poly fill)

  • Insulating hat, cap, balaclava or headband

  • Sun-shielding hat or cap

  • Socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares

  • Gloves or mittens

  • Gaiters

  • Rain jacket with hood (or soft shell)

  • Waterproof pants or bibs

  • Bandana or Buff (neck or face gaiter)

  • Personal Items

  • Multifunction watch

  • Two-way radios

  • Cell phone in a protective container

  • Camera

  • Binoculars

  • Quick-dry towel

  • Lunch; energy food/gels/chews

  • Toilet paper

  • Sanitation trowel

  • Insulated sit pad

  • Handwarmer packets

  • Permits

This checklist was created by tommiller01

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