May, Jun, Jul, Aug
For your own wellbeing and safety, we strongly suggest following bringing with you the items on our equipment list. This includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also, respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience.
Boots and Clothing:
Hiking Boots – Waterproof with good ankle support.
Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.
Long Johns (early season – April / beginning of May).
Light sweater, wool or fleece (2nd layer).
Warm Jacket – Wool or fleece (3rd layer).
Pants – light and fast drying – e.g. soft-shell.
Jacket with a good hood – Waterproof and breathable.
Rain pants – Waterproof and breathable material.
Gloves – 2 pairs - different thickness.
Mittens – insulated (early season climbs / April beginning of May).
Socks – Wool or synthetic.
Warm hat– Wool or synthetic.
Puffy jacket – down or fibre.
Backpack – 30-40 litres.
Sunglasses – rated for glacier travel.
Sun protection / face and lips. High SPF 30 or more.
Headlamp (at times of year when it gets dark).
Sun/rain Hat or a Baseball cap for sun protection.
Ski-goggles for ascents to the end of April.
Food and drink:
Lunch – Sandwiches, biscuits, power-bars etc.
Water – 3 Litres of water and/or sport drink.
Warm drink – Tea, Hot-Chocolate or alternative. (Volume can be subtracted from total water!)
Pack food for a long day. A mixture of sweets and chocolate and a few (3 – 5) sandwiches is ideal. Water should be carried so that it is always accessible. Camelback type hydration system is ideal or water-bottles that can be hung from the back pack or climbing harness. Water should ideally be mixed with a thin mix of a rehydrating energy drink.
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