Mount Athabasca - Required Equipment List

Clothing:

  • Base Layers - Tops and Bottoms (Wool or Synthetic Only)
  • Mid Layers - Tops and Bottoms (200 Weight Wool or Synthetic is Ideal)
  • Socks - Wool Blend is best, no cotton
  • Light Collared Synthetic Shirt (optional, nice for the really hot sunny days)
  • Softshell Jacket and Pants
  • Gore Tex Jacket and Pants
  • Sun Hat
  • Buff Style Neck Tube or Similar
  • Insulated Hat
  • Gloves - Heavyweight and Lightweigt Options
  • Underwear + spares
  • Down or Synthetic Insulated Jacket

 

Equipment:

  • Sleeping Bag - 3 Season Bag rated to ~ -7˚C
  • Backpacks - Small Day Pack ~ 35L
  • Mountaineering Boots (plastics are not appropriate)
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness (optional, we're happy to provide this at your request)
  • Helmet (optional, we're happy to provide this at your request)
  • Sunglasses (We suggest Julbo Glasses)
  • 50+ SPF Sunscreen
  • Lib Balm with SPF
  • Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
  • Water Bottle - 2 X Collapsable Nalgene Style Water Bottle
  • Blister Kit (especially if you are not accustom to mountain boots)
  • Camera
  • Trekking Pole (1 is enough)
  • Ear Plugs
  • iPod / iPad loaded with music, books, literature etc.

Tent Based Camping Gear

  • Sleeping Pad (we suggest Exped or Thermarest Down or Synthetic Fill with high R-Value)
  • Lightweight Stuff Sacks
  • Water Bottles (Collapsable Nalgene Style 1L Bottles x 2)