For each trip, course or guided adventure you book with us, we send you a list of the equipment you will need!
Below you find more detailed information about the equipment that we use when climbing and skiing, and examples of specific products that we recommend.
Warm hat – either fleece or wool or a combination of both. Kask beanies are original looking and great for skiing!
Sun hat – the sun is very strong in the mountains (spring and summer) and if we do not protect our head it can effect our performance a lot.
Thermal underwear – either wool or synthetics, synthetics usually give you a bit of a dryer feeling and wool smells less.
For insulation layers we use Norrona fleeces
Thin fleece – /29 Warm1
Thick fleece – Lofoten or Narvik fleece
For wind and waterproof shells we use Norrona Shell Clothing
Skiing gore-tex jacket – Lofoten pro shell
Mountaineering shell jacket– Falktind pack-light or Bitihorn rain jacket
Gore-tex pants – Falketind pants for climbing,
Lofoten for skiing and ski mountaineering.
Thick gloves – such as Norrona Narvik GTX
Thin gloves – leather gloves that you can buy in any hardware store.
Mountaineering boots – stiff walking boots, that you can fit crampons onto (leather boots are usually better than plastic). We recommendScarpa phantom guide (for winter climbing and Mt Blanc), Scarpa Triolet (for summer mountaineering) or La Sportiva Nepal Top, what ever fits best!
Downhill boots – visit a professional boot fitter! We use Sole Boot Lab in Chamonix.
Touring boots – also visit a professional boot fitter!
Touring skis – about 90mm underneath the foot.
Alpine skis – about 100mm or wider under the foot, for example Fischer Watea.
Ski helmet – Sweet protection Rooster or Igniter
Touring bindings – Dynafit TLT Radical or Marker Tour
Skins – Black Diamond, Colltex or Gecko
Ice axe – Grivel, length depending on your body height.
Technical axes – Petzl Quark or Nomic
Sun glasses– category 3 or 4 sun protection, but they must close well on the sides.
Goggles – stylish and functional goggles from Kask of Sweden
Backpack – 35L is a good size for all activities (30-40L is ok) , we use Norrona Trollveggen 40L
Sun block – factor 30 makes sense.
Water bottle – 2L camel back is practical.
Avalanche transceiver – For regular use we recommend (Mammut Element Barryvox
Here we list the individual equipment to be brought on each of our most popular activities.
Harness, crampons, ice axe and helmet are rentable from us for 5€ per item per day.
Transceiver, shovel and probe can be rented for 10€ per kit per day.
Mountaineering boots, ski boots, skis and poles are also rentable in Chamonix.
More reading and detailed info on the blog:
– How to dress for summer alpine mountaineering
– What equipment to bring for Mt Blanc