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Right gear, Bigger the Smiles

Technical Ski Kit:

  • Climbing Pack (30 40 liters), Recommended Mammut Nirvana ski pack 35l or Trion Guide 35l
  • Ski poles with mid sized basket, telescoping best, Back Diamond flick lock work best, Great trip for a self arrest grip
  • Mid Fat Skis, say 95-100ish under foot is recommended to balance the tour and turning, something like the Dynafit Manaslu
  • Alpine touring bindings or Tele Bindings with the correct screw head bit and extra screws, Recommended any Plum or Dynafit freeride binding
  • Climbing Skins and Skin Wax, These must be cut from edge to edge with only a couple mil of base relief, well conditioned skins will be a time saver if in doubt re-glue a couple thin layers allowing 24hr dry time between layers
  • Ski Touring Boots, Therma fit liners and custom foot beds highly recommended
  • Avalanche Shovel, Recommended G3 Avitech
  • Avalanche Probe Minimum 235 cm, Recommended BD Guide 300
  • Avalanche Transceiver, Recommended Mammut Pulse
  • Long rubber ski straps 1 or 2
  • Skiing Helmet, light
  • Camping Gear:

  • Four season sleeping bag rated to at least 0 Farenheit
  • 1 toiletry kit (toothbrush & small tube paste, lip balm, gold bond, feminine
  • hygiene, ear plugs, handi-wipes or hand sanitizer)
  • Ipod of some sort for speakers
  • Head:

  • Polar fleece or wool ski hat
  • Baseball hat or visor (dark underside of visor)
  • Buff (goggle them, their amazing) or fleece neck warmer
  • Sunglasses or glacier glasses w/ retainer strap (wrap around or w/shields is best) 100% UV protection, Recommended Julbo Explorer alt arc 4 lens
  • Goggles with light lens for low viability, Highly recommend Julbo Zebra
  • Sunscreen and Lip screen , min 30 SPF
  • Upper Body:

  • 1 Synthetic or Wool t-shirt
  • Light Weight Synthetic or Wool Long Sleeve base layer
  • Expedition Weight Synthetic Long Sleeve shirt
  • Schoeller Soft shell Jacket with hood or Heavy Weight Fleece Recommended Mammut Ultimate Jacket
  • Hard Shell Jacket (waterproof breathable),Recommended Mammut Grade Jacket
  • Insulating jacket/Puffy (synthetic fill or down)
  • Recommended Mammut Stratus Hoody or Stratus Flash something to throw over everything for a break but light weight and packable as well
  • Hands:

  • Lightweight Gloves for ski touring
  • Insulating Gloves with Shell and gauntlet (waterproof breathable shell w/ removable synthetic liner)
  • Recommended Mammut Expert Tour glove and Astro glove
  • Puffy synthetic Mitts or Dachstein wool Mitts if hands prone to being cold
  • Chemical Hand warmers
  • Lower Body:

  • Underwear as needed (synthetic preferred).
  • Light or Mid-weight Synthetic long underwear bottoms
  • Schoeller Soft Shell Pants , Recommended Mammut Champ or Glacier pant, Patagonia Backcountry Guide
  • Lightweight Shell pants must have side zippers to at least knee high, Recommended Patagonia Rain Shadow Pants
  • Puff Ball insulated, down or pile pants super warm for camp
  • Feet:

  • 2 pairs of light synthetic/wool ski socks socks
  • 2 Heavy expedition weight synthetic/wool for camp
  • Down booties or something for hut shoes
  • Miscellaneous:

  • 2 1-liter water bottles or 1 if thermos
  • .5-1 liter thermos for hot brew (optional)
  • 1 headlamp (w/ fresh batts), Recommended Black Diamond Spot
  • 1 Personal First-Aid kit (includes band-aids/athletic tape, blister kit/compeed, meds, cough drops, Ibuprofen, skin lotion)
  • Prescription eyeglasses back up to contact lenses
  • Small stuff sacks to organize clothing and gear
  • Camera w/ extra battery & card
  • Favorite snack foods (will provide snack food as well)
  • Compass and/or GPS (optional)
  • AGI provides:

    Group medical kit, emergency shelter, repair kit, maps, compass/thermometer, snow saws, solar charger for recharging electronics

Alpine Guides International
Mark Puleio
[email protected]
101 Commonwealth Ave
Hyde Park, VT 05655