Ski Mountaineering / Alpine Touring
Boots and Clothing:
Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.
Long Johns (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.
Light wool sweater or fleece (2nd layer).
Warm Jacket – Wool or fleece (3rd layer).
Trousers (2nd layer) – Strong and light material that dries quickly. Wind resistant and water repelling
Rain Jacket or an Anorak with hood – Waterproof and breathable material. Gore-Tex or equivalents are
Rain trousers – Waterproof and breathable material.
Liner Gloves – Wool or synthetic (polypropylene / polyester).
Mittens – Wool or synthetic (two pairs if no Liner Gloves).
Over Mittens of waterproof material (Gore-Tex or alternative).
Socks – Wool or synthetic. One or two pairs for thermal and blister prevention.
Hat and a Balaclava – Wool or synthetic.
Sleeping Bag – Down or fiber. Aim for light weight and warm bags. We recommend goose down with high "fill power" or top of the line synthetic bags.
Parka – Down or synthetic jacket/anorak.
Backpack – 30-45 liters.
Sunglasses – Big enough to cover the eyes and with sufficient UV-protection.
Gaiters (optional) – Calf or knee height and wide enough for the boots.
Camera equipment – Incl. spare batteries, memory card and/or films.
Towel (light and packable), toothbrush, ear pluggs and other personal things.
Alpine Touring Skis or Telemark Skis with strong and lightweight bindings and associated crampons.
Ski Boots or Telemark Boots
Skins (AT Skins) – Properly glued and big enough to cover the skis length and width.
Extra glue (adhesive) for ski-skins.
Ski poles of the strongest type.
Note: All non waterproof gear should be wrapped in plastic bags before packing it in the backpack.