Ice Climbing Gear List

Here is everything you need on this trip. Make note of whatever you don’t have and let us know.

Climbing Gear

  • Technical Ice Axe / Ice Climbing Tool
  • Technical crampons with Vertical Front points/ mono point 
  • Ice Screws (3 to 5) 
  • Belay device (ATC guide) 
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Prussic cord (2)
  • Climbing Boots (Preferably double layered)
  • Carabiners (2 to 4 Screwgate/plain) 
  • Gaiters 
  • Backpack 
  • Sleeping bag (optional)

Head

  • Warm Beanie
  • Head lamp
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses (Preferably polaroid)
  • Sun Cream or Zinc 
  • Chap Stick 
  • Buff (optional)

Upper Body 

  • Polypropylene T shirts (sweat wicking)
  • Base Layer (1 to 2 pair)
  • Wind shirt
  • Fleece
  • Mid Layer/ Soft Shell jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Rain jacket (Outer shell)
  • For women (Sports Bra 1 to 2 pair)

Lower body 

  • Underwear (2 to 3 pair)
  • Hiking pant
  • Long John/ thin inner leggings 
  • Fleece pant (optional)
  • Puffy pant
  • Rain pant

Feet 

  • Hiking shoes 
  • Crocks / sandals to wear around the homestay
  • Liner socks ( 2 pairs)
  • Woolen socks (3 to 5 pair)

Hand 

  • Liner gloves (1 to 2 pair) 
  • Down gloves (optional)
  • Ice climbing gloves (waterproof gloves)
  • Mitten shell

Other items 

  • Water bottle 2 to 3L capacity in total (Do not bring camel bag)
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Camera/Extra batteries (optional)
  • Note book (optional)
  • Pen (optional)
  • Spoon 
  • Bowl
  • Book (optional)
  • GPS (optional)
  • MAP (optional)
  • Compass (optional)

Toilet Kit

  • Soap bottle 
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste 
  • Dental Floss
  • Nail Clipper 
  • Female hygiene kit 

Some of the items in the list are really expensive due to their technicality so please consult us before purchasing.

You can rent gear from IMF (Indian Mountaineering Foundation) 6, Benito Juarez Rd, South Campus, South Moti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

If you have any queries regarding this list or a specific item, feel free to get in touch with Bharat of Prerna via email or phone call.

If you are someone with very low resistance to cold temperatures, add one more upper and lower layer to your list. We will be working in -20°C to -35°C


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