Exciting Nepal and Expedition would like to list of important climbing gears and equipment list compulsory for peak climbing and mountaineering in Nepal which are required as per the climbing grade of the climbing trip are foundation.
Bellow are list of Climbing equipments that we will provide during the peak climbing with us.
Information about Necessary Climbing Gears and Equipment for Peak climbing in Nepal.
- Crampons; Must fitted with your boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
- Alpine Climbing Harness; simply designed, light and easy to carry with absolutely foolproof features.
- Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versaile light.
- Ascender; also known as Jumar, used for ascending on a rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
- Head Lamp; multi led headlamp with spare batteries is necessary.
- Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regulars.
- Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
- Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
- Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
- Altimeter Watch;
- Climbing Helmets: It is an essential gear to be safe from possible icefalls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.
- T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
- long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
- fleece pullovers, medium weight.
- fleece jacket.
- Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with a large hood to accommodate the climbing helmet.
- Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
- A warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.
- One pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
- One pair mittens consist of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner
- Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
- Scarf or neck sleeve
- Face mask
- Ballcap or brimmed sun cap
- Glacier Sunglass with side shields
- One pair goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
- Bandana or headscarf, useful for dusty conditions
- Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
- One pair of walking shorts
- One pair of walking trousers for trekking and around camp
- Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
- One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
- One pair of polar fleece trousers
- One pair of Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
- One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)
- One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Over boots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
- One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
- One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
- Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
- Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
- Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
- Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
- Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.
- Travel and Sleeping Gear
- Rucksacks and Travel Bags:
- One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for aeroplane carry).
- Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inches) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
- Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.
- For high altitude, one down (duvet) sleeping bag (rated to –35 C (-30 F). In the high camp, you can sleep in your down (duvet) clothing inside your sleeping bag;
- For base camp, one additional sleeping bag (good to -20 C (-5 F).
- At least 3 closed cell foam mats for use in base camp and high altitude, which can be purchased in Kathmandu inexpensively; we do not recommend inflatable mats due to a high probability of accidental puncture.