Mountains

What to bring on a Mountain Climb

Many times we hear about tourists getting stuck in the mountains here in NZ. The consequences can be lethal, so make sure you’re prepared.

Clothes:
– waterproof jacket
– fleece jumper
– long john top and bottoms (at least 1 pair a day)
– tshirts
– shorts
– thick woolen socks
– waterproof pants
– scarf
– gloves
– woolen gloves for back at the hut
– beanie
– polypro sleeve for face
– 1 pair of undies per day
– hat
– sandals for wearing inside the hut
– personal locator beacon

Climbing items:
– helmet
– maps
– waterbottle or camel pack (hardy)
– crampons
– boots
– gaiters
– ice axe with harness
– harness and rope
– carabiners and little rope
– hat and sunglasses

Safety gear (only necessary if getting serious about climbing):
– Bivy bag
– Mountain spade (for digging out snow caves or avalanches)
– GPS, maps and other guidance tools
– Emergency blanket

Other Essential Items:
– plastic bags for dirty clothes
– cards (500 pack)
– head torch with new batteries
– sunglasses
– sleeping bag and silk inner bag
– pillow (inflatable one)
– Sleeping mat
– Speaker and cable (charge before you go)
– iphonecellphone and headphones
– wallet and cellphone and money
– pen and notepad
– camera
– books
– Can of Monster energy
– knife

Boiletries:
– tooth brush and tooth paste
– deodorant
– shampoo and soap
– sunscreen
– lubricant for the feet (e.g. vasalene)
– plasters for blisters
– lip balm for cracked lips

Spare clothes for when you get back to the car:
– jumper
– spare undies
– pants and belt
– shirts
– socks and shoes
– swim wear and towel

Published: October 14, 2014