Survival Series: Glacier Travel Equipment Selection

  • November 15, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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This is a meeting of those attending the Mount Rainier climb. I will have what equipment you will need (for glacier travel only) at the meeting and we can discuss its' usage and cost in preparation of the forthcoming practice sessions.

I suggest that you have the Climbing Harness and Chest Harness and 4-5 oval locking carabiners at the event.

There are two duplicate sessions for this event (11/8 and 11/15). Pick one.

The actual climb is described HERE.

You must be attending the climb to attend this event.

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12447117: EMS Boda 70 BackPack (4500ci) [189.00] (being evaled)

Waterproof Backpack cover (ie garbage bag)

Sleeping Bag(800 fill down) in waterproof stuff-sack

Sleeping Pad secured with bungi cords

Swiss Army Knife

Compass w/ inclinometer

Cell Phone (with spare battery pack and USB cable)

Black Diamond Storm Headlamp, 100 lumens 

Spare batteries (AAA) for headlamp

Trekking Poles(2) w/ compass and thermometer

Metal cup, utensils, etc

Sauce pan (1qt)

Whistle (loud), w/ compass and thermometer

(2) Water Bottle (1liter)

Lighter/matches/etc.... something to start a flame with

Topographic map of route (laminated if possible)

Paracord, 50ft

CLOTHING (Outer wear)

3667732: KOFLACH Arctis Expe Plastic Boots [$343.50]

3964159: EMS Summitt Gaitors [$52.00]

Down Parka (800 fill)

Ski Gloves

US Military Woodland N-4B ARCTIC EXTREME COLD WEATHER MITTENS & LINER SET [$14.95]

Rain Ponco

Wool Hat

Baseball Cap

Glacier sunglasses

Ski Goggles

CLOTHING (Inner Layer

Wool Socks

12510351: THE NORTH FACE Men's Wool Base Layer [$230.00]

wool shirt

pants

CLIMBING EQUIPMENT

Most of my newer equipment is Black Diamond

3659222: Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe, 70cm [ $99.95]

3659108: Black Diamond Axe Pick Protector [ $4.95] 

3659107: Black Diamond Axe Spike Protector [ $4.95]

3659335: Black Diamond Slider Leash [ $16.95]

3941941: Black Diamond Contact Clip Crampons [ $139.95]

Black Diamond Crampon Bag [ $19.95]

15645616: Petzl Croll Chest Ascender [ $64.95]

3665002: Petzl Ascension Ascender (RH) [ $74.95 ]

Petzl Footape Foot Loop [ $24.00]

Black Diamond Express Ice Screws, 16cm [ $54.95]

Black Diamond Ice Screwup [ $19.95]

11864236: Black Diamond Momentum SA Climbing Harness, Lg [ $54.95]

12644943: Petzl Elios Helmet (Climbing) [$52.76]

3659015: Pear Locking Screwgate style Carabiners (BD 2350A) for the following:

• Climbing Harness

11556129: Oval Locking Screwgate style Carabiners (Mammut 0321) for the following:

• Pulley

• Deadman Picket connection 

• Ice Axe Slider Leash (secure strap)

• Backpack harness secure strap

• Ascender bottom for Foottape Loop

• Ascender top for rope guide

3667270: Oval Non-Locking style Carabiners (BD) for the following:

• Chest Harness

Carabiners are rated at 24/10/7KN 

Total: $563.00 less EMS 20% discount = $450

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TEAM EQUIPMENT (2P)

3659070: Black Diamond Deploy 3 Snow Shovel [$59.95]

MSR Snow Fluke

Snow Pickets(2)

2-3 Man tent w/footprint

12066987: DAC 6" Tent Stakes, 6 Pack w/ paracord [$6.00 at EMS]

12132048: MSR WhisperLite Backpacking stove w/fuel pump

3664372: MSR Fuel bottle w/ fuel

GROUP EQUIPMENT (2P+2P)

Petzl Xion 10.1 mm Dynamic Single Rope, 70m [ $188.00 ]

Black Diamond SuperSlacker Rope Bag [ $39.95]

First Aid Kit w/pulse oximeter


Additional equipment (optional) for training only

3665: Petzl Ascension Ascender (LH) [ $74.95 ]

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Equipment Weights

What you will be wearing

• Climbing Boots: 5lb 8oz

• Climbing Harness:

• Chest Harness:

What you will be carrying

• BackPack: 5lb 0oz 

• Sleeping Bag: 2lb 15oz

• Sleeping Pad: 1lb 0oz

• Carabiners(10@75g): 2lb 0oz

• Crampons: 1lb 13oz

• Crampon Bag: 0lb 6oz

• Spare Clothing: 2lb

• Cell Phone:

• Compass: 0lb 

• HeadLamp: 0lb oz

• Batteries:

Total: 30lb 0oz

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Team Equipment

Tent: 7lb 0oz

Food:

Rope: 8lb 0oz

First Aid Kit:


WARNING: The location for this meetup is a secure facility. Video recording is active at all entrances and within the building. Deadly force is authorized.



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  • Carol Malek

    Was very informative and got me even more excited for this experience.

    November 16

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