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Whether you are planning a day trip or an expedition these gear lists will help you remember and organize those crucial items.
Winter Touring Equipment List

Clothing
( ) Wool and/or Synthetic Socks
( ) Base Layer Top - Synthetic, wool or silk
( ) Base Layer Bottoms - Synthetic, wool or silk
( ) Mid-Insulation Layer Top - Pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
( ) Mid-Insulation Layer Bottom - Pile pants or multipurpose pants
( ) Light Wind Shell - Windproof, water resistant layer for high aerobic work
( ) Weather Layer Top - Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable jacket
( ) Weather Layer Pants - Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable pants
( ) Warm Outer Jacket - Down or synthetic
( ) Toque - Wool or Synthetic
( ) Brimmed Cap - Preferably wool or synthetic but cotton will do if other unavailable
( ) Face Warmer - Scarf, neck tube, face mask
( ) Light Gloves - Wool, synthetic or leather
( ) Insulated Gloves or Mitts - Wool or synthetic, w/ weather proof outershell
( ) Gaiters - if pants do not secure over boots
( ) Handkerchief

Travel Equipment
( ) Skis or Board
( ) Boots
( ) Poles
( ) Skins and/or Waxes
( ) Snow Shoes or alternate travel gear for boarders who can't split their board
( ) Ski Crampons - Optional, useful in spring or hard tracks
( ) Binding/Pole/Skin Repair Kit - Tools and parts to fix your personal travel rig

Snow Safety Equipment
( ) Avalanche Beacon
( ) Shovel
( ) Probe

Personal Equipment
( ) Pack - Light, and comfortable, 30-40 litres
( ) Sunglasses
( ) Goggles
( ) Sun and Lip Cream
( ) Head Lamp
( ) Insulated Water Bottle or Thermos
( ) Lunch
( ) Blister Kit
( ) Pocket Knife
( ) Camera - Optional
( ) Binoculars - Optional

Group Equipment
( ) Altimeter
( ) Map and Compass
( ) Snow Study Kit - Screen, magnifier, ruler, thermometer etc.
( ) Snow and/or Bush Saw
( ) First Aid Kit
( ) Emergency Sac - Nylon tarp or envelope sack to cover group or injured member
( ) Emergency Toboggan - Generally improvised using standard day trip gear
( ) Group Repair Kit - May substitute for personal repair kits or supplement them
( ) Two-way Radio or Cell Phone - Check for coverage and frequencies in your area
( ) GPS - May be optional depending on trip
( ) Small Stove and Pot - May be optional depending on trip

Ice Climbing Equipment List

Clothing
( ) Wool and/or Synthetic Socks
( ) Base Layer Top - Synthetic, wool or silk
( ) Base Layer Bottoms - Synthetic, wool or silk
( ) Mid-Insulation Layer Top - Pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
( ) Mid-Insulation Layer Bottom - Pile pants, farmer-johns or multipurpose pants
( ) Weather Layer Top - Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable jacket
( ) Weather Layer Pants - Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable pants
( ) Warm Belay Jacket - Down or synthetic
( ) Toque - Wool or Synthetic to fit under helmet
( ) Face Warmer - Scarf, neck tube, face mask
( ) Light Gloves - Wool, synthetic
( ) Insulated Gloves or Mitts - Wool or synthetic, w/ weather proof outershell
( ) Extra Gloves/Mitts - in case your main pair gets wet
( ) Gaiters

Personal Equipment
( ) Pack
( ) Insulated Water Bottle
( ) Lunch
( ) Sunglasses or goggles
( ) Sun and Lip Cream
( ) Pocket Knife
( ) Head Lamp
( ) Climbing Boots
( ) Camera - Optional
( ) Binoculars - Optional

Climbing Equipment
( ) Helmet
( ) Harness
( ) Belay Device
( ) Locking Carabiner
( ) Ice Tools
( ) 3rd Tool
( ) Crampons
( ) Extra picks and tool kit for your tools and crampons

Team Equipment
( ) Rope - single or double ropes
( ) Second rope for rappelling if climbing on single
( ) Climbing Rack - screws, biners, quickdraws, load limiters, rock gear if required etc.
( ) Slings - single and double length
( ) Cordelettes
( ) Hooker for V-threads
( ) Extra cord for V-threads
( ) First Aid Kit
( ) Route Book/Description

Mountaineering Equipment List

Clothing
( ) Wool and/or Synthetic Socks
( ) Base Layer Top - Synthetic, wool or silk
( ) Base Layer Bottoms - Synthetic, wool or silk
( ) Mid-Insulation Layer Top - Pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
( ) Mid-Insulation Layer Bottom - Pile pants or multipurpose pants
( ) Light Wind Shell - Windproof, water resistant layer for high aerobic work
( ) Weather Layer Top - Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable jacket
( ) Weather Layer Pants - Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable pants
( ) Warm Outer Jacket - Down or synthetic
( ) Toque - Wool or Synthetic
( ) Brimmed Cap - Preferably wool or synthetic but cotton will do if other unavailable
( ) Face Warmer - Scarf, neck tube, face mask
( ) Light Gloves - Wool, synthetic or leather
( ) Insulated Gloves or Mitts - Wool or synthetic, w/ weather proof outershell
( ) Gaiters
( ) Handkerchief

Snow Safety Equipment - may be optional; do not discount their use in the summer
( ) Avalanche Beacon
( ) Shovel
( ) Probe

Personal Equipment
( ) Pack
( ) Sunglasses
( ) Goggles
( ) Sun and Lip Cream
( ) Head Lamp
( ) Insulated Water Bottle or Thermos
( ) Lunch
( ) Blister Kit
( ) Pocket Knife
( ) Camera - Optional
( ) Binoculars - Optional

Climbing Equipment
( ) Helmet
( ) Harness
( ) Belay Device
( ) Locking Carabiner
( ) Ice Tool(s) - optional depending on route
( ) Ice Axe
( ) Crampons
( ) Warm Single or Double Boots
( ) Extra picks and tool kit for your tools and crampons
( ) Specialized crevasse rescue gear such as ropeman, tibloc, pulleys, etc.

Group Equipment
( ) Altimeter
( ) Map and Compass
( ) Route Book/Description
( ) First Aid Kit
( ) Emergency Sac - Nylon tarp or envelope sack to cover group or injured member
( ) Group Repair Kit - May substitute for personal repair kits or supplement them
( ) Two-way Radio or Cell Phone - Check for coverage and frequencies in your area
( ) GPS - May be optional depending on trip
( ) Small Stove and Pot - May be optional depending on trip
( ) Spare Sunglasses

Group Climbing Equipment
( ) Rope(s)
( ) Climbing Rack - screws, biners, quickdraws, load limiters, rock gear if required etc.
( ) Slings - single and double length
( ) Cordelettes
( ) Snow Anchors - deadman, snow stakes
( ) Hooker for V-threads - optional
( ) Extra cord for V-threads - optional

Rock Climbing Equipment List

Clothing
( ) T-Shirt - Cotton for warm weather, synthetic for multi-pith or cool weather
( ) Climbing Pants - Loose fitting, cotton for warm weather, synthetic for multi-pitch or cold
( ) Insulation Layer Top - Pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
( ) Waterproof Layer Top - Waterproof breathable or coated nylon jacket
( ) Waterproof Layer Pants - Waterproof breathable or coated nylon pants
( ) Sun Hat
( ) Toque - Wool or Synthetic
( ) Light Gloves - Wool, synthetic or leather
( ) Belay Jacket (optional) - Warm down or synthetic jacket for hanging/belaying in the cold

Personal Equipment
( ) Pack
( ) Water Bottle
( ) Lunch
( ) Sunglasses
( ) Sun and Lip Cream
( ) Pocket Knife

Climbing Equipment
( ) Helmet
( ) Harness
( ) Belay Device
( ) Locking Carabiner
( ) Rock Shoes
( ) Approach Shoes
( ) Chalk Bag
( ) Nut Pick

Team Equipment
( ) Rope(s)
( ) Climbing Rack - nuts, cams, quickdraws, biners, etc.
( ) Pitons and Hammer - optional depending on route
( ) Slings - single and double length
( ) Cordelettes
( ) First Aid Kit
( ) Route Book/Description

Hiking Equipment List

Clothing
( ) Wool and/or Synthetic Socks
( ) Base Layer Top - Synthetic, wool or silk
( ) Base Layer Bottoms - Synthetic, wool or silk - optional for cool or winter days
( ) Mid-Insulation Layer Top - Pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
( ) Hiking Pants- Synthetic multipurpose pants
( ) Light Wind Shell - Windproof, water resistant layer for high aerobic work
( ) Weather Layer Top - Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable jacket, or coated nylon
( ) Weather Layer Pants - Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable pants, or coated nylon
( ) Warm Outer Jacket - Down or synthetic for cool or winter days
( ) Toque - Wool or Synthetic
( ) Brimmed Cap - Preferably wool or synthetic but cotton will do if other unavailable
( ) Face Warmer - Scarf, neck tube, face mask - optional, for winter trips
( ) Light Gloves - Wool, synthetic or leather
( ) Warm Gloves or Mitts - for cool or winter days
( ) Gaiters - for wet weather
( ) Handkerchief
Warm Weather Hiking
( ) Shorts - or convertible pants
( ) Sun Hat
( ) Cotton T-shirt

Personal Equipment
( ) Pack
( ) Sunglasses
( ) Sun and Lip Cream
( ) Head Lamp
( ) Water Bottle or Hydration System
( ) Lunch
( ) Blister Kit
( ) Pocket Knife
( ) Camera - Optional
( ) Binoculars - Optional
( ) Walking stick or Ski Pole
( ) Umbrella
( ) Hiking Boots

Group Equipment
( ) Altimeter
( ) Map and Compass
( ) Route Book/Description
( ) Natural History References etc. - optional
( ) First Aid Kit
( ) Emergency Sac - Nylon tarp or envelope sack to cover group or injured member
( ) Group Repair Kit - May substitute for personal repair kits or supplement them
( ) Two-way Radio or Cell Phone - Check for coverage and frequencies in your area
( ) GPS - May be optional depending on trip
( ) Small Stove and Pot - May be optional depending on trip
( ) Water Filter - optional on short trips where you can carry required water

Multiday Equipment List

Combine this list with the activity specific day list.

Group
( ) Tent or Shelter
( ) Light Tarp - For cooking shelter
( ) Ground sheet - optional
( ) Multi-purpose cord
( ) Stove
( ) Stove Repair Kit
( ) Pots
( ) Fuel
( ) Lighter and Matches
( ) Cooking Utensils
( ) Pot Lifter
( ) Water Filter
( ) Cleaning Scrubby and Soap
( ) Spice Kit
( ) Group Food
( ) Food Hanging Setup
( ) General Repair Kit - to repair packs, tent, clothing, thermarest, etc.
( ) Saw or Axe if fires appropriate
( ) Fire Starter
( ) Boot Waterproofing

Personal
( ) Large Pack
( ) Sleeping Bag
( ) Sleeping Pad and/or Thermarest
( ) Extra Clothing - socks, underwear, top and bottoms base layer
( ) Eating Bowl, Cup and Utensils
( ) Wash Kit - soap, towel, brush, toothbrush, paste, shaving kit
( ) Insect Repellent - optional
( ) Ear Plugs
( ) Personal Medicinal Drugs - pain, cold/flu, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory etc.
( ) Toilet Paper
( ) Reading Material - optional
( ) Writing Material
( ) Headlamp or Flashlight - spare batteries and bulb
( ) Hut or Camp Shoes
( ) Candle