Equipment List for the Mt Elbrus or Mt Kazbek Climbing


General

You should consider many things before you travel. The following advice may be helpful as you prepare to travel. Before you go, do your research about the country you plan to visit and it would be a good idea to learn a few phrases in the local language.

Obtain supplementary health insurance and travel insurance. Carry proof of insurance coverage, and give a copy to someone at home. If you are taking medication with you, make sure you keep it in its original container. Carry a doctor's prescription for any controlled drugs, and if you use syringes, carry a medical certificate. Leave copies at home as well.

Make sure your passport has not expired and is valid for six months beyond the time of your trip. Photocopy the identification page and keep it separate from your passport. Leave another copy with someone at home. Make sure you have any visas you need.

Equipment list

- 60-70 l rucksack or duffle bag
- 30-40 l day pack for acclimatisation walks and the climbing day
- Sleeping bag (3 season) and sleeping mat
- Fleece gloves
- Mittens
- Waterproofs (jacket and trousers)
- Worm mountain boots with stiff sole
- Walking trousers
- Trainers
- Thin longsleeve tee
- Thick longsleeve tee
- Microfleece trousers and jacket
- Fleece jacket
- Duvet Jacket
- 2 pairs of heavy socks
- 2-3 pairs of cotton socks
- Sun hat
- Worm hat and balaclava (or face mask)
- Underwear
- Thermal top and bottom
- A harness with two screw-gate karabiner 
- An Ice-Axe
- Walking crampons to fit your boots
- Water Bottles (2L)
- Thermos flask
- Swiss army knife
- Torch
- Sun cream and lipsalve
- Toilet paper/tissues
- snow goggles
- Sunglasses
- Walking Poles
- Personal first aid and sewing kit

Optional equipment check-list
- Sheet liner
- Pair of shorts
- Camera
- Spare batteries
- Towel and toilet articles
- Whistle
- Writing material/notebook
- Binocular (lightweight)




 

See also