Mt. Rainier Ski Traverse WA  •  14,410'  •  4392m
Gear List

Mt. Rainier Ski Traverse Gear List

International Mountain Guides will supply the necessary group climbing equipment including tents, stoves, ropes, collapsible shovels, avalanche beacons and meals excepting lunches for the program. 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. crampons, ice axe) along with shell layers, insulating layers, hand and eyewear can be rented from us at the IMG base in Ashford. Please consult our Rental Information.

[  ]Medium Internal frame pack (in the 65-75 liter range) with good hip belt — be ready to carry at least 45 pounds.
[  ]Sleeping bag — warm to 0°F.
[  ]Sleeping pad suitable for snow camping (Thermarest, full length closed cell, etc)
[  ]Lightweight Ice axe 50-60 cm.
[  ]10 or 12-point crampons with crampon adjustment tools, adjusted to your boots
[  ]Skis with AT bindings, splitboard or telemark
[  ]AT, snowboard, or telemark boots
[  ]Climbing skins
[  ]Adjustable touring ski poles
[  ]Avalanche transceiver (provided by IMG at no additional cost)
[  ]Collapsible shovel (provided by IMG at no additional cost)
[  ]1 wool or fleece hat and 1 neck gaiter
[  ]1 sun hat (ball cap and/or bandanna)
[  ]1 pair Light insulated gloves and 1 pair thick insulated gloves (like ski gloves) both should be waterproof
[  ]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 pair 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 wool/synthetic blend socks
[  ]Personal first aid kit: keep it light but include at least: Band-Aids, moleskin, aspirin/ibuprofen, small roll of adhesive tape, antacids, and personal medications.
[  ]1 pair glacier glasses, wrap around or with side protection
[  ]1 pair double lens ski goggles
[  ]Sunscreen and lip balm, both 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.