Mazur's Equipment List for
Mountaineering and Glacier Travel *
- 1 pr. fleece mittens, 1 pr. wind/waterproof
2 pr. heavy polypropylene thermal socks.
1 expedition weight thermal shirt
1 pr. Expedition weight thermal trousers
1 extra warm hat, 1 face mask for wind and cold
1 pr. Snow-wind goggles.
1 alpine climbing harness (or rock harness for
2 locking carabiners, 4 plain carabiners.
1 ice screw, 1 rock piton, 1 helmet.
1 descender/belay device, ("figure-8s"
are preferred for fixed lines, as "ATCs"
tend to jam and are clumsy)
- 1 ascending device.
2 small and 1 large prussic loop, 1 webbing
1 or 2 small ice axes
1 pr. plastic double boots, 1 pair boot gaiters
(if you are not using one-sport boots)
- 1 pr. Crampons, with adjustment tool. They
must fit PERFECTLY.
1 pr. Overboots (if you are using plastic boots)
(not for Ama Dablam)
1 light weight goose-down (duvet) jacket with
1 pr. Goose-down (duvet) trousers (not for Ama
1 or 2 additional Kg snack/energy food.
1 additional liter water bottle
1 urine bottle
- 1 additional sleeping bag for basecamp (-15
- 1 bivouac bag or sleeping bag storm-cover
(necessary for Ama Dablam)
1 additional closed cell foam kari-mattress
(inflatable mats suffer from cramponing, ice
screws and sharp rocks)
- 1 additional locking kit-duffle bag,
carry-all, with lock.
4 additional large, waterproof, disposable
rubbish sacks, for keeping your equipment dry..
1-3 additional head torch batteries, extra
* This lists changes . THANK YOU
Group Equipment List for
Basecamp (depending on group size):
12 basecamp tents (2-3 person). We provide
one tent per person in basecamp, for our 7000
and 8000 metre expeditions.
Complete basecamp kitchen equipment and dining
4 Lanterns & 400 candles, propane stove and
Sanitation and hygiene supplies
24 Gear duffles, travel Bags, kit bags, or hold
1 complete repair kit with extra parts and tools
1 large eating tent
12 folding camp chairs
6 folding camp tables
1 cooking tent
1 storage tent
1 medical kit (basecamp)
1 portable hyperbaric altitude chamber bag:
4 water filters
Pick and shovel
1 toilet tent
Base camp food and drinks
Rubbish sacs for environmental cleanup
Maps, compass, guide books and articles
(depending on sponsor and member requirements):
8 two-way "walkie-talkie" radios
1 solar charging system, with extra batteries
1 wind-powered generator
1 backup petrol
1 laptop computer
1 satellite telephone
2 digital still cameras, with extra memory cards
1 digital video camera
1 short wave radio
High altitude camping (depending on group
12 high altitude tents (2 person)
12 high altitude stoves
300 canisters of butane/propane high altitude mix
stove fuel (250 grams)
12 pot sets for high altitude stoves
12 high altitude eating utensil and cutlery sets
High altitude meals and drinks (600 dinners,
4 snow shovels
Climbing (depending on requirements of
1000 meters of 7 millimeter static
6 dynamic climbing ropes (8-9 mm, 60 meter)
50 meters tubular webbing
3-4 mm. accessory cord (300 meters)
Assortment of camming devices
Assortment of stoppers, chocks, etc.
12 locking carabiners
150 standard carabiners
50 ice screws
50 rock pitons
50 snow stakes (picket)
1000 bamboo route-marker wands
4 high altitude medical kits
Extra crampons, ice-axe, helmet, harness,
sunglasses, goggles, clothing, backpacks, water
* This is not an exhaustive list. Please submit
other equipment concerns and suggestions