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Technical Alpinism 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!
Technical Alpinism Equipment List
If you're thinking of climbing the Matterhorn, then you will have some good alpine experience already and know the importance of a lightweight rucksack with functional equipment inside
This kit list is designed for a Matterhorn ascent in normal summer conditions. Off season ascents obviously require a different set of gear. It is Matterhorn specific as well, but you're acclimatisation routes will generally be very similar to the Matterhorn in terms of temperatures and style
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.