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Mountain Climbing Equipment Checklist

Surrounding with huge of variety flora and by stone boulders.

Here's a list of items and equipment that every climber should carry:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm, lightweight jumper (polarfleece or windfleece is ideal)
  • Warm, lightweight pants (not denim, as it remains cold when wet)
  • Spare socks and underwear
  • Beanie/woollen hat
  • Sturdy woollen or fleece gloves
  • Snacks (chocolate, dried fruit, nuts, jelly beans) for the climb
  • Water bottles (at least one litre, preferably in small bottles)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Small first aid kit
    • Headache tablets
    • Bandaids
    • Antiseptic cream
    • Crepe bandage
    • Triangular bandage
    • Safety pins
    • Cotton buds
  • Plastic bags (large black garbage bags are good)
  • Whistle (in case of emergency in bad weather and visibility)
  • Camera
  • Torch (head-mounted is ideal for the night climb to the summit)
  • Spare batteries
Suggested walking clothes for early stages (not carried in pack)
  • Shorts (or lightweight pants)
  • T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt
  • Woollen socks
  • Sturdy shoes with good grip and ankle support - runners or sneakers are far from ideal
  • Cap or hat to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunglasses
It's a different story for the early morning trek to the summit. It gets very windy and quite cold at Low's Peak, so you'll need to rug up with the gear you've carried up in your backpack.
Wear your warm socks, pants, shirt, warm jumper and waterproof jacket when you head off. Gloves and beanie are also essential. Carry a litre of water, snacks and a camera in your jacket, or in a very small day pack. You may get quite warm in the early stages of the climb after Laban Rata, but you'll be glad of the protection as you trek above the tree line.