Kit lists

General Stuff

Clothing

  • Underwear and normal socks
  • T-Shirt or Shirt
  • Fleece or Pullover
  • Windproof fleece
  • Outdoor trousers
  • Thick socks
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Trousers
  • Long Johns

Other

  • Rucksack
  • Food for the day
  • Waterbottle
  • Penknife or Swiss Army Officers Knife
  • Tissues or Handkerchief
  • Small First Aid Kit, Emergency Blanket and blister plasters
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lipcare
  • Torch
  • Biwi sack
  • Hat (for rain and sun)

Documents etc

  • EHIC card
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport
  • Money
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Driving licence (plastic and paper parts for hiring cars)
  • Travel tickets
  • Watch
  • Altimeter/GPS
  • (Spare glasses)
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Power adapter for other countries
  • Maps and map case
  • Guidebooks
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • BMC card/Reciprocal hut card/AV card
  • Copies of documents and addresses and phone numbers for emergencies (possibly in on-line e-mail account)
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries
  • Video camera edititng suite/SLR camera and 5 extra lenses/tripods/camera bag selection
  • Matches

Hill walking

  • Warm hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Light hill walking boots or trekiking shoes
  • Optional: Walking sticks

Via Ferrata/Klettersteig

  • Leather or working gloves (or via ferrata gloves)
  • Helmet
  • Sit harness
  • Chest harness
  • Via Ferrate set/Klettersteig set

Alpine Rock

Clothing

  • Mountain boots or Rock climbing boots
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves

Gear

  • Sit harness
  • Chest harness
  • Helmet
  • 2 HMS Karabiners
  • 2 Screwgates
  • 2-3 quick draws
  • 1 piece of tape 1m
  • 1 piece of tape 2m
  • 1 sling 60cm
  • 2 slings 120cm
  • various nuts
  • 2 prussik loops (1.25m and 1.5m x 5mm)
  • 1 sling 240cm (or equivalent cord)

Sport climbing

General

  • Sit harness
  • Helmet
  • 1 HMS Karabiner
  • 1 Screw gate
  • 12 quick draws per team
  • 1 sling 60cm
  • 1 single rope 60m
  • Rock shoes
  • Chalk

Multi pitch sport climbing extras

  • 2 prussik loops (1.25m and 1.5m x 5mm)
  • 1 additional screw gate

On sportingly bolted routes some trad equipment may be required (small set of nuts and a couple of hexes)

Trad climbing

Take everything from the sport climbing section and additionally:

  • 20 nuts
  • 5-7 hexes
  • 3-9 friends
  • 2 slings 120cm
  • 2 slings 240cm
  • as many tri-cams as you can carry
  • 3 extra screw gates per second
  • some tat
  • 1 extra HMS Karabiner

Multi pitch climbing requires more gear, single pitch climbing less.

Ice

  • Mountain boots suitable for crampons
  • Fitting crampons
  • Knee high gaiters
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Scarf or buff
  • Glacier glasses
  • Sit harness
  • Chest harness
  • Crampons for boots
  • Ice axe
  • 2 HMS Karabiners
  • 2 Screw gates
  • 1 Quickdraw
  • 1 piece of tape 2m
  • 2 prussik loops (1.25m and 1.5m x 5mm)
  • possibly ice screws

Ski touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Knee high gaiters
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Scarf or buff
  • Ski with touring bindings
  • Ski sticks
  • Steigfelle
  • Harscheisen
  • Avalanche search gizmo

Multi-day trips

  • Change(s) of clothes
  • Washbag and towel
  • Slippers or thick socks
  • Sheet bag or sleeping bag