Journey through the Alps

 

Clothing and equipment list

 

Clothes being worn: 2,460g

1 x Underwear - 70g

1 x liner socks (smartwool) - 60g

1 x socks (smartwool) - 105g

1 x Long sleeve thermal top - 170g

1 x mid layer top (Black Diamond) - 425g

1 x Guide Trousers : Ski (Patagonia) - 760g

1 x Windproof softshell jacket (Rab) - 600g

1 x Buff - 40g

1 x Hat (Polar Buff) - 60g

1 x Gloves (Extremities) - 170g

Clothes being carried: available for use: 2,020g

1 x Waterproof Jacket (Montane) - 435g

1 x Waterproof Overtrousers (Berghaus) - 270g

1 x Lightweight Down Jacket (Rab) - 425g

1 x Lightweight Primaloft vest (Rab) - 240g

1 x Sun Hat : wide brim (North Face) - 110g

1 x Sun Cap : peak (North Face) - 60g

1 x Neoprene face mask - 55g

1 x Ski Goggles (Oakley) - 150g

1 x Gloves : heavier (Rab) - 250g

1 x Spare Fleece Hat - 25g

Spare Clothes: 1,675g

1 x Underwear 60g

1 x liner socks (smartwool) - 50g

1 x socks (smartwool) - 105g

1 x Long sleeve thermal top (Icebreaker) - 250g

1 x Longjohns (Patagonia) - 180g

1 x Socks : short (Extremities) 70g

1 x Lightweight shoes - 960g

Electronics: 1,970g

1 x GPS : Garmin Map62st - 265g

4-12 x Spare AA Lithium batteries 12 = 190g

1 x SPOT beacon - 165g

4-8 x spare AAA lithium batteries - 60g

1 x Petzl Headtorch - 170g

3-6 x Spare AA Alkaline batteries - 160g

1 x Nokia Mobile phone and charger - 155g

1 x Mini iPad, case, charger - 450g

1 x Camera, case, spare battery, charger - 355g

Ski equipment: 9,210g

1 pair x Fischer TransAlp 88 skis (185cm) with Dynafit bindings - 3900g

1 pair x BD ski skins - 640g

1 pair x Dynafit Ski Crampons 90mm - 190g

1 pair x Scarpa Laser ski boots size 310 - 4040g

1 pair x Leki Carbon ski poles 135cm - 440g

Safety Equipment: 1,130g

1 x BCA Tracker II transceiver - 310g

1 x Ortovox avalanche probe - 250g

1 x BCA snow shovel - 570g

Mountaineering Equipment: 2,465g

1 x Ice Axe (Camp) - 510g

1 x Crampons Aluminium (Grivel) - 640g

1 x Harness (BD Couloir) - 250g

Carabiners (6), slings (2), prussics (2), fig 8 (1), ice screw (1) - 450g

1 x Rope (25m x 6mm) - 615g

Cooking Equipment: 770g

1 x Lightweight pot set, handle - 470g

1 x Lightweight stove, stand - 185g

1 x plastic cup, spoon, fork - 85g

2 x lighters - 30g

Miscellaneous: 4,165g

1 x Medical & Wash kit - 250g

1 x Spares & repair kit - 340g

1 x sun glasses & case - 110g

1 x spectacles & case - 115g

1 x reading glasses & case - 35g

1 x compass & case - 50g

1 x multi tool / knife - 145g

1 x Emergency bag (Blizzard) 280g

1 x Water bottle(s) 1-2 Litre capacity - 100g

1 x Maps selection - up to 1000g

1 x Documents / paperwork / credit cards / passport - 330g

1 x Suunto watch / altimeter - 80g

1 x sunscreen - face - 100g

1 x sunscreen - lips - 30g

1 x Rucksack (Osprey Exos 48) - 1200g

Food: Approx 1kg per day for unwardened huts

Fuel: One gas can weighs 350g

Water: 1-1.5 Litre per day

Rope and cooking equipment shared

Notes

Using that above figures it can be seen that a minimum pack weight is about 14kg. One liter of water adds one kilo as does each day of food. So with 1L of water plus 2-3 days food the average pack weight could be about 17kg. When it is necessary to carry skis and boots this increases by 8 kg giving a maximum weight carried of about 25kg

David Hamilton
High Adventure
67 Castle Road
Hartshill
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV10 0SG

Email:  david@highadventure.org.uk

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