Alps Kit List

Alps Kit List

Our other kit lists:
Standard Kit List | Scrambling & Nav Kit List | Scotland Kit List

List modified from the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust.

Standard Stuff

  • Technical Mountaineering kit Ice axe (walking style will do if not doing more advanced climbs)
  • 12-point Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Rucksack, 35-45 litres
  • Belay device and locking karabiner
  • Clothing
  • Gloves (1 thin, 1 thick minimum)
  • Sunglasses with side protection or tinted prescription glasses (category 4)
  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Gaiters
  • Sunhat
  • Sun cream (factor 30 minimum)
  • Water bottle (1 litre minimum)
  • Boots (B2/B3)

Crevasse Rescue

  • Ice screws (1-2) – min 17cm (if you have them)
  • 2 x 120cm slings (length)
  • 5 HMS screw gate karabiner
  • 2/3 prussic of 5-6mm cord on a snap gate

Emergency Kit

  • Head torch
  • Emergency bivi bag
  • First Aid – strapping for blisters

Admin stuff

  • Passport
  • Insurance certificate
  • European Insurance Health Card
  • Money for lifts and all other expenses


Prussic loops:

5-6mm cord that when tied the loop reaches from the base of thumb to elbow 1.5m of cord will make the right size prussic.