Clothing and equipment for cold weather climbing. (Updated and modified from a list of stuff I actually took on an attempt on Alexander's Chimney and the Notch Couloir on Long's Peak in Winter during very very cold and nasty weather conditions.)


Lightweight Dryflo top

Marmot windbreaker

Capilene briefs

Powerstretch Farmer John

Patagonia R1 "Flash" pullover

Cloudveil dryskin cap

Polarplus Balaclava

Wild Things high altitude g-tex suit

Asolo AFS "Expedition" plastic boots

Smartwool Mountaineer Socks

Swaney insulated leather ski gloves

Granite Gear Ice Sparring gloves

HB Dyneema helmet

Personal Gear:

Arcteryx Khamsin pack

Uvex Pocket goggles

Cebe sunglasses

Accessory straps

Camelback water bladder with insulated tube and valve

Nalgene bottle with OR water bottle parka

Petzl "arctic" Headlamp with remote battery pouch

Suunto Vector altimeter watch (worn around neck)

Small swiss army knife

MEC primaloft/dryloft shell belay parka

Climbing Food (12 gel packs, 2 energy bars)

Nikon 28ti camera, film

Group Gear:

Basic first aid kit

Toilet paper

Personal Climbing Equipment:

Cobra ice tools with extra pick and wrench

Mammut "Peak" Harness

Petzl "Reverso", locking belay biner

Charlet Moser M10 Crampons

Group Climbing Gear:

20 Neutrino light weight carabiners

5 Petzl Spirit carabiners

2 locking carabiners

Pair of 60 meter 7.5mm Mammut "twilight" Ropes

2 spectra runners

3 spectra "rabbit" runners

spectra double runner

1 tubular tape runner

1 spectra quickdraw

3 ice screamers

5 Grivel 360 ice screws

3 tri-cams (#s .5; 1; 1.5)

4 pitons (2 angles; 2 knifeblades)

6 Wired nuts (Frost, Black Diamond)

3 camalots ( #.5; #1; #2)

Camping Gear

Compression stuff sack

Marmot Valhalla Sleeping bag

Toilet Paper

Trekking poles

Z Rest sleeping pad

lexan Spoon

Group Camping Gear



Optimus "Nova" stove with fuel and fuel bottle

Pot with lid

Lighter, Matches