Mammut Glacier Rope

Winter Glacier Travel Course Equipment List

Winter Glacier Travel Course Equipment List

GENERAL:

  • Sunglasses & Goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle (1L min)
  • Lunch
  • 35-45L pack
  • Toilet paper
  • Camera (optional)
  • Note book (optional)

CLOTHING:

  • Wool or Synthetic Socks
  • Base Layer Top & Bottom
  • Mid-Insulation Layer Top
  • Weather Layer Jacket & Pants
  • Warm Outer Jacket or two
  • Toque
  • Face Warmer
  • Light Gloves & Insulated Gloves or Mitts

BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL EQUIPMENT:

  • Transceiver, Probe & Shovel
  • Split board, skis or snowshoes & skins
  • Poles

GLACIER TRAVEL EQUIPMENT:

  • Helmet & Harness
  • Crevasse Rescue Equipment (we have lots of kit so you won’t need everything)
    • Tube Style Belay Device (ATC or similar)
    • 4 x Locking Carabiner (min 2 pear shaped)
      • 1 triple action with captive eye is recommended
    • 2-3 x Non-Locking Carabiners
    • 1 x Double Length (or longer) Sling
    • Personal Prusik* (hollow block or 1m of 6mm cord, etc.)
    • 1-2 x 5m Prusik Cord Bombs* (5m long x 6 or 7mm dia. accessory cord)
    • Ski Strap
  • Other Optional Equipment:
    • Micro-Traxion or SPOC
    • Tibloc
    • Prusik minding pulley (not plastic)
    • Ice Screw (16cm or longer)
  • Crampons (depending on conditions)
  • Mountaineering Axe

We have some extra equipment so may be able to sort you out if you don’t have everything.

* Details on how to select a high quality cord for making prusik hitches can be found here: Comparison Review of Prusik Cord Options

If you have a system and equipment that you use for crevasse rescue and/or rock rescue definitely bring it. It’s great to practice with the kit you have and would bring with you.