Alpine Climbing Gear List

Technical Gear:

  • Backpack 30-40L
  • Harness with gear loops
  • Two locking Carabiners
  • Mountaineering Ice Axe 50-60cm
  • Two Technical ice axes for ice courses or more technical climbs
  • Steel crampons with anti-bot plates
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering boots that work with your crampons! (They should climb well and be broken in prior to the trip!)
  • Summertime boots for the Alps should be similar to: Scarpa Triolet, Jorassess or Mont Blanc


  • Base
    • Two pairs of socks
    • Synthetic underwear
    • Lightweight long underwear (tights work well in the summer)
    • Lightweight synthetic top
    • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Mid Layer
    • Medium weight synthetic top
    • Soft-shell style jacket and pants (Should be windproof or wind resistant)
  • Outer Layer
    • Insulating jacket – light down or synthetic to fit over everything
    • Storm protection, Gore-Tex or equivalent Jacket and Pants
    • Three pairs of gloves: liners, mid-weight, warm pair– wind stopper fleece style works well and a shell that can be worn over everything is good system
    • Gaiters (ankle to mid calf height works best in summer)
    • Winter Hat and neck gaiter (a Buff works great for a neck gaiter)


  • Small personal first aid kit – blister stuff, band-aids, ibuprophen…etc.
  • Camera
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Trekking poles Goggles (depends on the objective)
  • Sunglasses – good lens and side protection
  • Sun screen 30+ and lip balm
  • Sun hat Hut Stay Specific
  • Lightweight sleeping bag liner
  • Ear plugs
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

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