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Summer day trip

Personal essentials

  • proper backpack
  • sturdy boots (hiking or mountaineering)
  • non-cotton pants (no jeans!)
  • non-cotton top
  • warm jacket (fleece or down)
  • waterproof jacket
  • waterproof pants
  • long underwear (top and bottom)
  • toque (hat)
  • gloves
  • head lamp + fresh batteries
  • pocket knife
  • whistle
  • lighter or waterproof matches
  • sun glasses
  • sun hat
  • 2L (at least) water
  • lunch + snacks
  • toilet paper
  • gas money (bring change)

Shared essentials

  • sun screen
  • map
  • compass
  • first aid kit

Life is a lot better with

  • hiking poles
  • gaiters
  • bug repellent
  • GPS

Summer Overnight Trip

Personal essentials

summer day trip items plus

  • eating utensils and bowl
  • sleeping bag (≈0°C)
  • sleeping pad
  • dinner and breakfast
  • toothbrush

Shared Essentials

summer day trip items plus

  • stove with fuel (125ml pp/night)
  • pot + matching pot gripper
  • tent with poles and pegs

Life is a lot better with

summer day trip items plus

  • sandals/crocs
  • water treatment
  • ear plugs
  • fuel for lantern if hut trip

Mountaineering/Glacier trip

Personal Essentials

see summer day or overnight trip

  • harness
  • two prusiks
  • locking biners
  • crampons (check fit to boots)
  • 3/4 or full shank mountaineering boots
  • ice axe

Shared Essentials

  • rope
  • picket

Rock Climbing Gear

Personal essentials

  • harness
  • helmet
  • belay device
  • locking biners
  • slings
  • anchor sling
  • stretchy pants over-knee long
  • t-shirt etc
  • light jacket for multi-pitch
  • snacks/lunch
  • 2L (at least) water
  • sun protection

Shared Essentials

  • rope
  • quickdraws
  • rock-rack (for trad)

Life is a lot better with

  • chalk-bag
  • approach shoes
  • comfy shoes for hanging out

Winter Day Trip

Personal essentials

  • proper backpack
  • long underwear (top and bottom)
  • midlayer
  • warm jacket (fleece or down)
  • waterproof jacket
  • waterproof pants
  • toque (hat)
  • gloves
  • head lamp + fresh batteries
  • pocket knife
  • whistle
  • lighter or waterproof matches
  • large plastic bag for emergency shelter
  • sun glasses or goggles
  • 2L (at least) water
  • lunch + snacks
  • toilet paper
  • gas money (bring change)
  • digital avalanche transceiver (beacon) + fresh batteries (non-rechargeable)
  • shovel
  • probe
  • ski or hiking poles with large plates

Depending on your preference:

  • ski boots, skis, skins
  • splitboard, binding, boots
  • snowshoes, hiking boots, gaiters

Make sure you have gear that fits together

Depending on the trip. If not sure, ask the trip organizer:

  • ice axe
  • crampons / ski crampons
  • harness etc
  • know the Avalanche forecast
  • know the weather forecast

Shared essentials

  • sun screen
  • map
  • compass
  • first aid kit
  • ski/binding repair kit

Life is a lot better with

  • gaiters
  • fleece pants
  • ski-helmet
  • snow saw
  • rutschblock cord
  • loupe
  • crystal card
  • CAC Avaluator card

Winter Overnight

Personal essentials

ski day trip items plus

  • additional warm clothing
  • fleece pants
  • eating utensils and bowl
  • sleeping bag (≈-10°C)
  • 4-season sleeping pad
  • dinner and breakfast
  • toothbrush

Shared essentials

ski day trip items plus

  • ski day trip items plus
  • stove with fuel (400ml pp/night)
  • pot + matching pot gripper
  • winter-tent with poles and pegs

Life is a lot better with

ski day trip items plus

  • hut booties
  • water treatment
  • ear plugs
  • fuel for lantern if hut trip