Alpine Climbing

Overnight Alpine Climbing Gear List


  • Socks: thin socks work best, wool or synthetic 
  • Synthetic underwear or briefs: cotton does not dry or insulate when wet 
  • Softshell climbing/hiking pants lightweight pants or shorts 
  • Synthetic wicking t-shirt 
  • Sun shirt: lightweight sun protective long sleeve shirt 
  • Warm hat that fits well under a helmet (no pom-pom!) 
  • Sun hat 
  • Wool or synthetic base layer bottoms 
  • Mid-weight / breathable insulating layer: fleece or synthetic 
  • Warm insulated parka with hood: a mid weight down or synthetic parka with hood will suffice 
  • Lightweight rain pants 
  • Hardshell rain jacket 
  • Additional light puffy jacket with hood (optional if you easily get cold) 
  • Lightweight liner gloves mid weight to thin for colder nights and early mornings 
  • Buff or neck/face covering for warmth and sun protection 
  • Hiking/alpine boots: with higher tops and good ankle support, waterproof (gore-tex or leather) 

Camping Equipment 

  • Backpack: a 45-60 liter pack is the recommended size 
  • Sleeping Bag: down or synthetic rated at least 20 degrees with a compression sack 
  • Sleeping Pad: full length inflatable or closed foam 
  • Tent: 3 season lightweight 

Climbing Equipment (provided, if needed) 

  • Harness 
  • Helmet 

Misc Personal Items 

  • Headlamp (bring an extra set of extra batteries) 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sunscreen and lip balm 
  • Personal first-aid / repair kit 
  • Camera or Smartphone 
  • Water bottle (at least 2 liters); *we do not advise Camelbacks 
  • Lunch/Snack food 
  • Insulated Mug: Some sort of insulated mug for coffee, coco, etc. 
  • Plastic bowl and spork 
  • Trekking poles 
  • Water Purification (Iodine, pump or UV system) 


  • Hand Sanitizer  
  • Bug Spray (no aerosol cans) 
  • Prescription Medications 
  • Moleskin 
  • Ear Plugs 
  • Small toiletries kit 
  • Toilet Paper & extra ziplock bag 

**your guide(s) will carry a First Aid Kit & rescue equipment