Mountain equipment list

What to Bring or take fo Day Hiking and Technical Equipment for Climbing Expedition

This equipment list is compiled to provide you with adequate help when choosing your equipment for a climb. Most items are required. Please consider each of them and make sure you understand the function and exclusive use for mountaineering, before substituting or removing items from this list. Please note that this list has been carefully annotated by the organizer. Remember that mountaineering, climbing or mountain expeditions tours is an extreme, risky sport, therefore everything related to it is of great attention.

These items should be on your hiking checklist:

3 Locking carabiners, we recommended per person

Locking Carabiner (x 3 ones)

Small, lightweight locking carabiners are best.

Recommended: Black Diamond LiteForge Screwgate

We recommend 2 ice screws for each client

Black Diamond Express Ice Screw 13 cm (3 or 4 ones)

Product description Black diamond Express Ice Screw 13 cm

The easiest and fastest placing ice screws on the planet, the Black Diamond Express Ice Screw features a tapered tube where the teeth cut a hole just larger than the tube itself, for less friction during placements.

A large, color-coded crank knob makes for easy size identification and uninterrupted 360-degree motion.

Buy 5 or more screws, receive 10% off!

Recommended: Features Black diamond Express Ice Screw 13 cm

1 Daisy Chain (Life Line) per each person

Black Diamond 12 mm Dynex Daisy Chain Sling

Product description Black diamond 12 mm Dynex Daisy Chain Sling

A lightweight, abrasion-resistant clip-in for big wall efficiency. For direct aid only.


– Bottom loop with sewn half twist for clean girth hitch

– Tight weave for stiff feel

– Very compact 12 mm wide design

– For direct aid only

Recommended: Features Black diamond 12 mm Dynex Daisy Chain Sling

2 Ice axes (per person) technical, we recommended GRIVEL company

Petzl Piolet Quark Adze (1 pair x 2 ones)

Product description Petzl Ice Ax Quark Adze

The QUARK is a versatile ice ax for technical mountaineering and ice climbing. Its balanced and ICE blade allow safe anchoring in all types of ice. The TRIGREST and GRIPREST support pieces make it manageable and comfortable in any situation. They allow a more effective grip on the handle for difficult steps. Completely modular, the QUARK ice ax adapts easily to technical and varied itineraries: snow runners, goulottes, north faces, icefalls…

Versatile ice ax for technical mountaineering and ice climbing

Recommended: Características Petzl Piolet Quark Adze

1 ATC descender (Rappel), this is very necessary for technical mountains

Petzl Reverse Belay

Petzl Reverse Belay Description

Versatile and ultralight, the REVERSO is a belay-descender designed for belaying and rappelling. Reverse mode allows independent and simultaneous belaying of one or two seconds. It is suitable for most rope diameters: single rope from 8.5 to 10.5 mm, double rope from 7.1 to 9.2 mm and twin rope from 6.9 to 9.2 mm.

Recommended: Petzl Reverse Belay Features

Belay Device

Light, easy to use + simple. Should have teeth/grooves for skinny ropes.

Recommended: Black Diamond ATC Alpine Belay Device

2 Cords for prusik, very important (Size Cord 6 mm x 10 m. long)

Petzl 4 mm Cord

Product description Petzl 4 mm Cord

Cord 4 mm is a Petzl rope of 4 millimeters in diameter recommended for climbing due to its flexible capacity and rough textured sheath.

This model is hyperstatic and flexible that offers adequate handling and easy handling. Due to its small size, you can comfortably carry it in your backpack.

The version is available with a length of 120 centimeters. Its weight per meter is 10 grams
Semi-static cords.

Recommended: Features Petzl 4 mm Cord

Accessory Cord

25’ of 6mm nylon accessory cord. This will be used to make prusiks and cordalettes.

Recommended: Sterling Ropes

Gloves(Good gloves) for expeditions over 6000meters

Marmot Exum Guide Gloves

Product description Marmot Exum Guide Gloves

Exum Guide Glove.

When you go to work on the mountain, your glove is the Exum Guide.

A technical winter climbing glove, its burly knuckles and leather reinforcement mean it´ll last for seasons of rope handling and swinging ice axes or bombing through the backcountry.

Also, it´s nearly powerful enough to pop open non-twist-off bottles.

Recommended: Features Marmot Exum Guide Gloves

Harness for climbing

Petzl Sitta Harness

Product description Petzl Sitta Harness

High end climbing and mountaineering harness, offering maximum compactness, light weight and comfort. The WIREFRAME Technology construction of the SITTA harness uses Spectra® strands in the waistbelt and leg loops to ensure optimal load distribution and excellent comfort. This highly technical harness gives the climber total freedom of movement.

Recommended: Features Marmot Exum Guide Gloves

Sleeping pad / Mattress, we recommend with air or inflatable mattress

Inflatable Sleeping Pad

72-inch long inflatable pad required. Make sure you also purchase and bring a repair kit + bag for the sleeping pad.

Recommended: NeoAir Xtherm

Crampons, we recommended GRIVEL company

Grivel G14 NEW-MATIC EVO, Yellow

Technical high-quality chromoly steel crampons.

Technical high-quality chromoly steel crampons

Product description for Grivel G14 NEW-MATIC EVO, Yellow Footwear Unisex

The crampon G14 New-Matic Evo by GRIVEL is equipped with a total of 12 points and is ideally suited for technical mountaineering.

The 2 front points of the G14 New-Matic Evo by GRIVEL are hot-forged, replaceable and can be mounted in both bi-point and mono-point configuration. The forging allows a three-dimensional shape to improve both penetration into the ice, without rebounds, and support. They can be replaced if worn out. Equipped with the famous GRIVEL proactive Antibott both in the front and the rear.

Recommended: Grivel G14 NEW-MATIC EVO, Yellow is developed for the following Sports & Activities

Walking sticks – Trekking Poles (optional), a pair per person, we recommended GRIVEL company

Black Diamond Poles Distance FLZ

This time we bring you the new DISTANCE FLZ POLES trekking poles, which present a super light and manageable design, made of resistant aluminum.

It features an approximate length of 13 inches collapsed to 39 usable inches. Thanks to its SlideLock technology, it provides more resistance to the stick at contraction joints.

Features fully interchangeable tips made of rubber and carbide for flexibility and durability. It has handles lined in EVA rubber with a strap made of breathable and absorbent materials. Combining the incredible packability of a Z Pole with Flicklock® adjustability, the Distance FLZ is a great choice for trail runs, steep traverses, and long hikes. The Distance FLZ uses our lightweight, supportive Distance strap that’s breathable and moisture-wicking, making the Distance FLZ a durable, lightweight adventure-ready trekking machine.

Recommended: Características Black diamond Bastones Distance FLZ

Down Jacket for expedition

Berghaus Chaqueta MTN Arete Ultra

Description Berghaus Jacket MTN Arete Ultra

Be bold, start cold,” the old saying goes. But for the coldest days in the mountains, either in exposed places

Whether facing torrential snow and biting winds, or enduring chills in dark ravines, staying warm, comfortable and protected is essential.

Recommended: Características Black diamond Bastones Distance FLZ

Very important to have personal clothing such as pants and jacket with GOROTEX certification


Our high-performance product technologies are found in jackets, footwear, gloves, and more. That’s why we call ourselves an ingredient brand.

We work with the world’s best outdoor, athletic, and lifestyle brands to create high-performance products that upgrade your comfort & protection.

They trust us because they know our technologies, and our testing standards, are as good as it gets. So you can spend more time enjoying every moment and experiencing more.


Whatever you need, GORE‑TEX product technologies will upgrade your comfort & protection.


First aid kit, for high mountains, because we as guides cannot medicate clients

Lifesystems – Mountain First Aid Kit

A comprehensive first aid kit for the mountaineer, serious trekker or more adventurous person outdoors. The Mountain First Aid Kit has been specified with the help of expedition doctor Hugh Montgomery and members of the British Special Forces medical team. It is equally at home in the Himalayas or the Alps and important when professional medical care may be some distance away.

A comprehensive first aid kit for the mountaineer, serious trekker or more adventurous person outdoors. The Mountain First Aid Kit has been specified with the help of expedition doctor Hugh Montgomery and members of the British Special Forces medical team. It is equally at home in the Himalayas or the Alps and important when professional medical care may be some distance away.

  • Primary care leaflet & scissors
  • Tweezers, safety pins, shears
  • Fabric dressing strip & burn gel
  • Wound closure strips
  • Woven & triangular bandages
  • Crepe bandage & gauze swabs
  • Zinc oxide & micropore tape
  • Low-adherent dressings
  • Medium & eyepad dressings
  • Fabric & blister plasters
  • Vinyl gloves & thermometer
  • Paracetamol & ibuprofen
  • Antiseptic wipes & glow stick
  • Duct tape
  • 150D, PU coated ripstop fabric
  • Waterproof zips
  • Quick-Find system

Dimensions: 200 x 140 x 70 mm

Weight: 700g

Contents: 55 Items

More information: First aid kit, for high mountains expedition climbing

Backpack Capacity 60 liters, it is better to have a bigger backpack to go comfortably to the high camps, because here you have to carry all your personal things


Lighter, but still functional, the PROLIGHTER 60+20 mountaineering backpack from Millet has a reinforced nylon fabric with contrasting thread and a streamlined design, with reinforcements now located on the inside for greater discretion

Recommended: Backpack Millet Prolighter 60+20 (red)

Gaiters or Leggings, now modern boots already have built-in (Incorporated), but better to have an extra pair

Waterproof Gaiters

GORE-TEX® or Schoeller® calf- high gaiters, insulated supergaiters recommended. *Gaiters are not needed if your pants and/or boots have built-in gaiters.

Millet Alpine Dryedge

Product description Millet Alpine Dryedge

High-cut protective gaiter for year-round modern mountaineering on ice, snow and mixed terrain.

A high-cut protective gaiter for year-round modern mountaineering on ice, snow and mixed terrain, but also for hiking and rope-access working.

Recommended: Gaiters ALPINE DRYEDGE™ Black

Miscellaneous Items

  • Passport (with visa, if necessary)
  • 2 luggage locks (TSA compliant)
  • Non-cotton underwear
  • Wag bags, 1 per night camping as to leave no trace
  • Stuffsacks: assorted sizes, for organizing your clothes and gear
  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 (or higher)
  • Lip balm with SPF 15 (or higher)
  • Personal first-aid kit (Band-aids, Ibuprofen, Cough Drops, Moleskin, Pepto-bismol, Imodium, Personal Medications)
  • Toiletries
  • 3-4lbs of Snack food (a variety of snack food, some whole food, some bars, some gels)
  • Hand Warmers
  • Face Mask
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Knife
  • Steripen
  • Headphones

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