Everything You Need to Climb a Mountain

Everything You Need to Climb a Mountain

July 16, 2016

I have decided to take on Mount Rainier! In doing so I needed to make sure I had the appropriate gear to assist me in accomplishing my goal of summiting. Here is everything you will need to climb a mountain in extreme cold weather conditions. 

O YOU WANT TO CLIMB MT RAINIER?

Mount Rainier is a unique mountain within the contiguous United States. No other mountain is as extensively glaciated or has as much prominence. The scale and character of Mt. Rainier is more akin to an Alaskan or Andean peak. The highest trailhead requires the climber to gain 9,000 feet of elevation to reach the summit, as much as from Everest ABC to its summit. The weather on Mt. Rainier changes remarkably quickly, typically for the worse. Blizzards are not uncommon in August, and the high winds and moisture laden air sap heat and wilt down insulation. If you are planning an attempt on Rainier there are a few things you should know. This article includes tips I have gleaned from over two decades and dozens of climbs on ‘The Mountain’. Bear in mind that this article is not a substitute for proper instruction or experience. Mt. Rainier kills climbers almost every year.

 

Gear List:

CLOTHING

A1 - AETHER PULLOVER - BLACK 

A1 - AETHER LONG JOHN - BLACK

M2 - GRID PANT

A3 - RA FLEECE ALT 2

A3 - ALPHA SWEATER

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Briefs

REI Merino Wool Expedition Socks

Outdoor Research Men's Pl 150 Sensor Gloves

Buff Original Buff

Scarpa INVERNO

Asolo Agent Gv Hiking Shoes

A5 Brokk MS Pants

A6 - RAIN JACKET ALT 1

A6 - RAIN PANT ALT 1

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket

REI Merino Wool Liner Socks

KH208 JUMLA HAT

Rab Cascade Glove

Outdoor Research Alti Mitten

Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters

EQUIPMENT

Osprey Aether 85 Pack

Smith Cascade Classic Snow Goggles - Men's

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Sleeping Pad

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet

REI Nalgene Wide-Mouth Loop-Top Water Bottle - 32 fl. oz.

Light My Fire Spork

Fozzils Bowlz Pack (Set of 2) - Blue/Green

GOAL ZERO 42020 Venture 30 Solar Recharging Kit

Mount Rainier National Park (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

The North Face Base Camp Duffel- Extra Large Duffel Bag TNF Black

Spot Gen 3

Potable Aqua Water Treatment 50Tablets , Pack of 4

Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass

Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS

Black Diamond ATC-XP Belay Device

Rescue 8 Belay Device

Black Diamond Oval Carabiner

Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampons

Osprey UltraLight Pack Raincover - X Large

Julbo Explorer Glacier Sunglasses - Men's

REI Flash Insulated Air Sleeping Pad

Black Diamond Powder Snow Baskets - Pair

Klean Kanteen Wide-Mouth Water Bottle - 40 fl. oz.

Gerber Paraframe I Knife - Serrated

Black Diamond Alpine Bod Harness, X-Large, Black

MPOWERD Luci EMRG Light

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Dry Sack (20 Liter / Orange)

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Dry Sack (35 Liter / Orange)

3mm NiteLine Utility Cord

Gerber Gear MP1

Black Diamond VaporLock Screwgate Locking Carabiner

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles - Pair

The North Face VE-25 Tent

Marmot Never Summer Down Sleeping Bag

NAR Adventure Kit

ELECTRONICS

Go Pro Hero 3

Panasonic 4k Camcorder

Mophie Rugged Charger

Spot Gen 3

Joby Gorrilla Pod Stand

iphone 6

2 TB External Hard Drive

Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS

 



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