International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

Mt. Rainier Ski Mountaineering

WA  •  14,410'  •  4392m

Rainier Ski Mountaineering with International Mountain Guides

Mt. Rainier Ski Mountaineering Gear List

International Mountain Guides will supply the necessary group climbing equipment including tents, stoves, ropes and meals excepting lunches for the ascent. You will need to supply your own personal climbing equipment such as ski mountaineering, split board or telemark equipment, clothing, ice axe, crampons and lunch food. This Personal Equipment List is for your guidance. Please consider each item carefully and be sure you understand its function; consult with us before you make any substitutions. Several of the more specialized items (i.e. avalanche transceiver, probe, and shovel, crampons, ice axe) can be rented from us at the IMG base in Ashford. Please consult our Rental Information.

[  ]Medium Internal frame pack (in the 4,000 cu. in. or 35-50 liter range) with good hip belt — be ready to carry at least 35 pounds.
[  ]Sleeping bag — warm to 0°F.
[  ]Sleeping pad suitable for snow camping (Thermarest, full length closed cell, etc)
[  ]Ice axe 50-60 cm.
[  ]10 or 12-point crampons with crampon adjustment tools, TO FIT YOUR BOOTS
[  ]Day pack with strapping system for skis or board
[  ]Skis with AT bindings, splitboard or telemark
[  ]AT, snowboard, or telemark boots
[  ]climbing skins
[  ]Ski poles
[  ]Avalanche transceiver
[  ]Personal collapsible shovel
[  ]1 wool or fleece hat and 1 neck gaiter; or 1 thick balaclava
[  ]1 sun hat (ball cap and/or bandanna)
[  ]1 pr. light gloves (not fingerless) and 1 pr. thick insulated gloves (like ski gloves)
[  ]1 pr. mittens or overmitts with liners
[  ]1 light or mid-weight synthetic underwear top and bottoms
[  ]1 synthetic t-shirt (preferably white — for the sun and hot weather)
[  ]1 expedition-weight or light fleece top
[  ]1 soft shell jacket
[  ]Gore-Tex (or equivalent) shell jacket with hood
[  ]Down or synthetic insulated parka with attached hood
[  ]1 pr. ski pants (Schoeller type fabric)
[  ]Gore-Tex (or equivalent) shell pants with side zips and cuffs
[  ]Gaiters (optional if your ski pants cover your boots adequately)
[  ]2 complete sets of wool or synthetic blend socks
[  ]Personal medical kit: keep it light but include at least: Band-Aids, moleskin, aspirin/ibuprofen, small roll of adhesive tape, antacids, and personal medications.
[  ]1 pr. glacier glasses, wrap around or with side protection
[  ]1 pr. double lens ski goggles
[  ]Sunscreen and lip screen, high spf rated
[  ]foam ear plugs, small roll of toilet paper in Ziploc bag, personal toilet articles
[  ]Large insulated drinking cup, plastic bowl, plastic spoon, and pocket knife
[  ]2 wide-mouth water bottles with name or initials written in indelible ink
[  ]2 large garbage bags to protect gear from rain/snow
[  ]LED Headlamp with extra batteries.
[  ]Trail lunches and personal snacks for 5 days; bring plenty of snack food, various types of energy bars, dried fruit, nuts, GORP, crackers, cheese, candy, jerky, drink mixes (if desired).

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require assistance with your gear selection.

Mt Rainier
Rental Gear Available
Much of the technical gear can be rented from us at the IMG Headquarters in Ashford. Please consult our Rental Information for details. IMG provides helmets, crampons, avalanche beacons and tents for all participants.
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The experience was everything I was hoping it would be. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful without being patronizing... Thanks for a fantastic experience!
~Becky J.
Mt Rainier
I was very impressed with how everything was so well organized. It seemed like every little detail was covered...
~Jim P.
 
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