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Joe Stock – StockAlpine LLC 1518 Airport Heights Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508 907-830-0125 ◊ firstname.lastname@example.org ◊ www.stockalpine.com Alps Ski Mountaineering Gear List Comments This list is for hut-based ski mountaineering trips in France, Italy and Switzerland. The Alps are classic ski mountaineering terrain - glaciated and above treeline. We must be prepared for the full range of conditions. We may have ideal conditions and never use crampons, ice axe or rope, or we may use the mountaineering gear often. Think light. Carrying less gear is the easiest way to have a better trip. Consider spending money on aluminum crampons and ice axe and not bringing booties (available in huts), or heavy cameras. Follow this list closely. eg, ski crampons required. Give me a call or email if you have questions. You Provide Personal gear from this list Lunch, snacks and trail drinks (available in towns and in the huts) I Provide Guide services at 5:1 max. Second guide added over 5:1 Glacier ropes Repair, first aid and navigation kits Emergency communication Ski Gear Skis. 85mm minimum and 115 mm maximum at waist such as the Dynafit Manaslu or G3 Saint. Bindings. Dynafit or G3 Onyx are preferred. Fritschi and Marker AT bindings will work, but are heavy and will compromise the trip. For telemarkers, you must have free-pivot bindings and be an expert telemark skier with a high fitness level. Ski Leashes. Have some type of ski leash. Guides prefer using mini biners that connect small cord loops on your bindings and boots. Brakes work, but they are heavy. Ski Boots. Alpine touring boots such as the Scarpa F3 or Maestrale (Dynafit compatible) or plastic telemark boots. Ski Crampons. Required. www.bndskigear.com sells ski crampons for odd combinations of bindings and ski widths. Skins. Cut to fit the skis, with metal edges exposed. Poles. Lightweight, adjustable are ideal such as the BD Carbon Flicklock Poles. Avalanche Beacon. Backcountry Access Tracker beacons are simple and safe. Shovel. Metal only. Plastic shovels break in hard avalanche debris. Probe. Carbon fiber probes are lightest. 230+ cm. Ski Strap. Such as the Voile strap or BD strap. No Velcro straps please. Alps Ski Mountaineering Gear List. Updated February 3, 2011 Mountaineering Gear Note: Save weight by purchasing lightweight mountaineering gear, such as Camp (Corsa ice axe, XLC 390 crampons, XLH 95 ski harness) or Black Diamond (Raven Ultra ice axe, Neve Strap crampons, Couloir harness). Ice Axe. Have a light general mountaineering axe such as the BD Raven Ultra, Grivel Air Tech Racing or Camp Corsa. All aluminum axes are ideal for this trip. Too short (50 cm is best) is preferable to too long. No leashes or rubberized grips. Boot Crampons. Aluminum ultra light crampons without anti-ball plates such as the Black Diamond Neve Strap or Camp XLC 390 are best for ski mountaineering. Please don't bring crampon bags or spike protectors on the ski trip. Ski Harness. Lightweight, such as the Black Diamond Couloir or Camp XLH 95. We will be wearing these during much of the tour, but rarely using them to rope up. 2 Locking Biners. Have at least one of the lockers be a Munter (pear-shaped) biner such as the Petzl Attache, for belaying and rappelling with a Munter hitch. The other locker can be regular screw-gate like the Black Diamond Positron. 2 Non-Locking Biners. Black Diamond Oz is light and functional. 2 Prussk Loops. 5-6mm Perlon accessory tied with a double fisherman’s knot into a 18-inch loop when strands are held together. Clothing Gore-Tex Jacket. To stop wind, snow and rain. Since this is a shell, and not an insulating layer, get lightweight versions such as the Patagonia Rain Shadow Jacket. Gore-Tex Pants. The pants must have full-length side zips. Schoeller Pants. Like the Patagonia Guide Pants. Insulated Wind Jacket. Such as the Marmot Driclime or Patagonia Guide Hoody. Windshirt. Nice but not required. Like the Patagonia Houdinini. Insulated Jacket. With hood like the Patagonia DAS parka. Lightweight Long Underwear Top. Lightweight Long Underwear Bottom. Warm Socks. 2 pair of thick wool or synthetic. Liner Socks. 2 pair to slow down blisters. Optional. Warm Hat. Must stay down over ears. Balaclava. Essential for cold winter and spring conditions. Different than a Buff. Sun Hat. Buff. To shade head from intense spring and summer sun. Optional. Alps Ski Mountaineering Gear List. Updated February 3, 2011 Work Gloves. These will be your main gloves. Durable leather such as the Black Diamond Patrol glove. Goggles. Yellow or rose lenses help in flat light conditions. Hut Clothing. Optional. Bring a cotton t-shirt and light pants if you want. Personal Equipment Backpack. Around 2,500 cubic inches (35 liters). Keep it simple and light (3 pounds max), such as the Osprey Mutant 38. Sleeping Bag Liner. Silk is light and less bulky than cotton. Blankets are provided at the huts. Headlamp. Small. Bring extra batteries. Personal First-Aid Kit. Simple and light including Ibuprofen, moleskin, molefoam, athletic tape, Band-Aids, personal medications, etc. The guide will have an extensive first-aid kit, so leave anything extra behind. Please indicate medical issues on the application and let your guide know about any medical issues before the trip. Glacier Glasses. With side covers or wrap-around. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. Sunscreen. SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes of 1 oz each. Lipscreen. SPF 30 or better, at least 2 sticks. Dermatone Z-cote Lips 'n' Face works well. Water Bottles. One and half to two liters capacity. Wide-mouth bottles. You can replace one bottle with a Thermos, but this adds weight. Store bottles inside your pack, not on the outside. Please, no bladder systems. Toiletry bag. Small travel towel, small soap and small shampoo. Knife. Medium sized. No heavy multi-tools please. iPod. Or pocket edition book, magazine or cards for evenings and storms. Camera. Optional. I recommend a simple and light point and shoot. Please do not bring large SLR cameras with extra lenses. Rig the camera on a string to hang around your neck so it's warm and accessible during cold weather. Travel Passport. Scan a copy to your email and make a photocopy to carry in your pocket wallet. Photocopy of Credit Cards & ID. Money Belt. My current favorite is the Eagle Creek MicroFlex Neck Pocket. Wheeled Ski Bag. I recommend the DaKine Fall Line Double Ski Bag. Eight pounds (light for a ski bag), durable, and big enough to load to the 50-pound airline max. Alps Ski Mountaineering Gear List. Updated February 3, 2011
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