Accessories Required for Expedition - Black Diamond Expedition

Accessories Required for Expedition

Expedition in Nepal refers to the exploration of various mountains in the Himalayan region. Mountaineering expedition gives the climbers an opportunity to explore and climb the mountain peaks to reach the summit. Nepal has a great variety of magnificent snowcapped mountains that gives climbers a tremendous joy. A number of veteran mountain climbers come to Nepal every year for Expedition in Nepal. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s victorious climb to Mt. Everest in 1953 opened up the adventurous mountaineering expedition in Nepal. This has now been a popular adventure sport for many amateur as well as professional climbers. If you or your kith and kins are planning to perform a mountaineering expedition in Nepal, you may likely to be interested in knowing what accessories you require to accummulate before you start the expedition. This article gives you a brief list of the accessories required for mountain expedition. Black Diamond Expedition offers itineraries for different mountain expedition such as Everest Expedition and Makalu Expedition. The following is the list of accessories you must obtain before you start climbing.

List of Accessories required for expedition
1. Woolen or synthetic Underwear
2. Two to three pairs of Socks (Woolen or synthetic) 
3. Long Underwear with Medium weight tops and bottms.
4. Quick drying T-Shirt
5. Lightweight Fleece Shirt (Patagonia R1 Hoody for instance)
6. Softshell Jacket (Mammut Ultimate Alpine Hoody for instance)
7. Softshell Pants (Courmayeur Advanced Pants for instance)
8. Shell Pants (Waterproof breathable pants with a full-length side-zipper; Gore-Tex for example)
9. Shell jacket with helmet-compatible hood
10.Insulated down or Primaloft jacket with a helmet-compatible hood (Mammut’s Rime Pro Jacket for example)
11.Lightweight Windproof gloves (Black Diamond Arc for example)
12.Mediumweight lightly insulated Gloves (Black Diamond’s Kingpin glove)
13.Heavyweight Waterproof Gloves (For example, Black Diamond Guide Glove)
14.Warm woolen or synthetic Hat snug enough to wear under a helmet
15.Buff, or Balaclava – Protection from wind, Sun and cold.
16. Sun Hat – The more coverage the better.
17.Gaiters for soft, slushy snow conditions (optional) 
18. Personal Gear
19. Passport 
20. High energy foods for Lunch/Snacks (1 lb per day)
21. Two 1-liter Water Bottles without bladders
22. One Water Bottle Parkas for early-season and/or overnight climb (optional) 
23. High quality dark, large Sun or Glacier glasses with side shields
24. Clear or light colored Ski Goggles for blowing snow.
25. Sun Block (SPF 30 or higher)
26. Lip Balm (SPF 15 or higher)
27. Toilet Paper although Blue bags are available at most trailheads.
28. Headlamp for alpine starts (Black Diamond Spot, for instance)
29. Trekking Poles with Snow Baskets for saving energy and your knees
30. One or two compactor Garbage Bags 
31. Personal First Aid Kit ( Recommended: Moleskin, ibuprofen, aspirin, antacids, personal prescriptions, band-aids)
32. A common altitude prophylactic Diamox for personal
33. Technical Climbing Gear
34. Full-shank, insulated, waterproof mountaineering boots (La Sportiva Nepal Evo, Scarpa Phantom Guide for instance, Koflach Degre and Scarpa Inverno are available for rent)
35. 10 or 12-point, steel crampons for typical steep climbing in the Cascades(the Black Diamond Sabretooth and Serac, for instance)
36. 50-60 cm long Ice Axe (Black Diamond’s Raven, for example)
37. Alpine Style Climbing Harness (the Black Diamond Couloir, for instance)
38. One non-locking and two locking Carabiners
39. Climbing Helmet (the Black Diamond Half Dome, for example)
40. 25-35 litres of Climbing Pack (optional)
41. Camping Gear
42. Comfortable and lightweight Hiking sneakers
43. 45-55 Overnight Pack (Black Diamond Speed or Epic, for instance)
44. Bowl, Spoon, & Cup
45. Sleeping Pad (Therm-a-rest’s NeoAir, for instance)
46. Sleeping Bag with compression stuff sack (Rated 0-30 degrees) 
47. Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, eyewear, etc.)
48. Ear Plugs 
49. 2-3 one Gallon Ziploc bag 
50. Book – Light reading for downtime in the hut (Optional)
51. MP3 player – Sounds better than snoring (Optional)
52. Pillow (Optional)
53. Camp chair (Optional)
54. Camera
55. Backup batteries  – For any and all of your electronics

*Rental Equipment should be procured from your local climbing shop to ensure a good fit.

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