Monday, March 14, 2011

2011 Equipment List for Climbing Mt. Everest

Fresh off Aconcagua and with Everest looming right around the corner, I'm scrambling to get my gear cleaned, organized and packed.  I'd like to thank The North Face for their support and for providing much of the needed gear for the expedition; to Rudy Project for providing eyewear; and to Hammer Nutrition.  I also need to thank many of the local shops in Singapore for stepping forward to offer discounts for gear: All Sport (Petzl headlamps and ascenders), Camper's Corner (Black Diamond Climbing Equipment), Outdoor Life and X-Boundaries.  Thanks also to Silkair for the extra baggage allowance.

My Equipment List for Climbing Everest in 2011
  • Sleeping
  • -20 Sleeping Bag - TNF Solar Flare
  • -30 Sleeping Bag - Shehe (Borrowed)
  • Mattress Inflatable - Thermarest Ultralite (old)
  • Mattress Closed Cell - Thermarest Z-Lite
  • Pee Bottle - Nalgene 48oz flexible canteen 
  • Inflatable Pillow - for BC and ABC
  • Clothing for Summit
  • Down Suit - TNF Himalayan
  • Fleece Bodysuit - MH Powerstretch Suit (zips match down suit)
  • Mitts - TNF Himalayan
  • Backup Mitts - OR Alti Mitts
  • Gloves - OR Alti Gloves
  • Socks - Smartwool Mountaineer 4 pairs
  • Boots - Millet Everest GTX
  • Balaclava - OR Gorilla
  • Beanie - TNF
  • Clothing for Lower Mountain
  • Bibs - TNF Mammatus Bibs
  • Softshell Top - TNF Kishtwar
  • Rain Jacket  - TNF Triumph
  • Rain Pant - TNF Venture Full Zip
  • Down Jacket - MH Subzero SL Hooded
  • Puffy Vest - TNF Redpoint
  • Puffy Pant - Patagonia Micro Puff
  • Fleece Tops - 2 lightweight TNF Tops
  • Fleece Bottoms - 1 lightweight stretch
  • Trekking Pant - TNF Paramount Zip Offs
  • Gloves - FA Guide Gloves
  • Boxers - 6 pairs
  • Long Underwear Tops - 3
  • Long Underwear Bottoms - 2
  • Buff - 3
  • Bunch of misc tee shirts, shorts, socks, hats and gloves
  • Trekking Boots
  • Eyewear
  • Rudy Project Guardyan (with Cat 4 lens)
  • RP Guardyan (in goggle configuration with clear photochromic lens)
  • RP Kalybro goggles (with clear and lazer bronze lenses)
  • Climbing  
  • Backpack - TNF Prophet 65
  • Ice Axe - BD Raven Pro 65cm
  • Crampons - BD Sabretooth SS
  • Harness - BD Couloir
  • Ascender - Petzl Ascension (left only)
  • Descender - BD Super 8 (frozen ropes can be a pain to squeeze through an ATC)
  • Locking Carabiners - 2 Petzl Attache 3D
  • Carabiners - 3 Camp Nano 23
  • Misc webbing, tape and cord
  • Trekking Pole - REI Peak UL
  • Headlamp - Petzl Myo RXP with lithium batteries
  • Backup Headlamp - Petzl Tikka XP 2
  • Emergency Headlamp - Petzl E+Lite
  • Eating and Drinking 
  • Cup/Bowl - GSA Fairshare Mug
  • Spoon - Brunton Ti folding spork
  • Water Bottles - 2 16oz and 1 32oz Nalgene Widemouth Bottles 
  • Thermos - TNF 0.5 liter 
  • Nutrition
  • Fuel - Hammer Nutrition Perpetuem
  • Recovery - Hammer Nutrition Recoverite
  • Bars - Hammer Nutrition Organic Bars
  • Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements for 60 days
  • MRP - ON Oats and Whey for protein, carbs and fiber
  • Electronics and Cameras
  • DSLR - Nikon D7000 with 2 batteries, 10.5mm, 16-85mm and 70-300mm lenses
  • Compact Cameras - 2 Panasonic LX3s with 5 batteries
  • Tripod - Slik Sprint Mini
  • Phone - iPhone
  • Solar Charger - Brunton Solaris 12
      • Personal Hygiene 
      • Sunscreen - Banana Boat SPF 80 x 2
      • Lip Balm - Banana Boat SPF 35 x 2
      • Soap/Shampoo/Toothpaste - Dr Bronner's Peppermint
      • Wet Wipes - BC and ABC 
      • First Aid
      • Silver Sol - broad spectrum anti-microbial in a small spray bottle
      • Diamox - 250mg x 20
      • Ibuprofen - 400mg x 12
      • Paracetamol - 500mg x 10
      • Dexamethasone - 4mg single dose HACE
      • Nifedipine - sublingual HAPE
      • Melatonin - sublingual 2.5mg x 60
      • Cough Syrup

        work in progress...

          4 comments:

          Peru said...

          good list..

          Sofia Britts said...

          It just shows how much preparation is needed when planning to go up to the highest peak of the world. Everything must be complete and the budget must be more than enough to have something for emergencies. It's not a one-day-climb but, no matter how hard to achieve it, the glory lasts for a lifetime.

          Harper Cosper said...

          You're really preparing yourself to climb Mt. Everest, huh? Well, I can understand why. Climbing the tallest mountain in the world is one of the toughest challenges for a mountain climber. Making a mistake is not allowed.

          Ken said...

          Thanks Harper,

          I summited Everest in May this year, and you said it, it was really tough!

          Ken