- Useful Info
Mont Blanc Kit List
Everyone loves a good kit list! You can always tell an experienced mountaineer by their rucksack, especially on a mountain like Mont Blanc. A light rucksack means you will move faster and more efficiently, and on a long summit day like Mont Blanc, dropping a few kilos from your back can have a big effect. Basically, drop all the luxuries and listen to the advice of your guide when it comes to clothing. Ditch the book, PJ’s and cuddly toy – go light and fast!
Mont Blanc Equipment List
This kit list is designed for a Mont Blanc ascent in normal summer conditions. Off season ascents obviously require a different set of gear. This list also assumes your using the mountain huts, and not carrying camping gear up and down the hill.
Technical Gear – which can be rented from us or in Chamonix:
Clothing – There are lots of gear shops in Chamonix, from cheap to posh for last minute purchases:
Essential Bits and bobs:
Group kit carried by the guide and often shard out amongst the group:
I hope the above lists make sense. Note the complete lack of luxuries!
We always have a good equipment check before the start of a trip and there is time to go and splash cash in Chamonix if need be.