For your comfort and safety it is important candidates
bring to the course all equipment items listed below.
Where you see a * equipment is provided by climbmt.
However, if you have all the equipment listed with
a * then please bring them with you. We encourage candidates
to use their own kit.
4 season hillwalking boots and gaiters
10 or 12 point articulated crampons
50 to 60cm ice axe with detachable leash
40 to 50 litre rucksack compression strap style with
waterproof liner, recommend lightweight dry bags
either flask or water bottle / bladder
Maps 1 50:000 sheet 42 & 51
x Compass, recommend Silva type 4
Ortlieb map cover
Group shelter *
metre x 9mm emergency rope *
Climbing helmet *
Snow shovel *
avalanche probe at least 265cm *
Avalanche transceiver *
Personal first aid kit
torch, recommend Petzl XP 50 type plus spare batteries
note pad, recommend (rite in the rain, all weather
note book) www.RiteintheRain.com
Waterproof trousers and jacket
mid-layer, down jacket or vest
waterproof gloves at least three pairs, two spare
hat, at least two
cap, sunglasses, sun cream, lip balm
Up to date WML candidate log book
you have one, please bring a 4-season Tent!
and fuel (recommend lightweight liquid fuel stove like
the MSR dragon fly), gas freezes
Pan, mug, penknife and spoon
bag, recommend 4 season down filled bag
mat, recommend full length thermarest
With practise all items will fit into a 50 to 60 litre
alpinist compression strap style rucksack.
You may have items you want to bring with you which
are not listed above, please bring them with you.
Your course is completely self-catering, so please
ensure you have enough food to cater for your needs
for the entire 6-day course including the overnight
snow hole expedition.
Please remember to bring a dish towel, bath towel and
wash kit, plus personal clothing for wearing indoors;
especially soft shoes for travelling.