Ski Touring Equipment List

Consider which sections of the following lists apply to your ski touring trip. If they all apply you will be carrying a heavy pack so carefully consider how necessary each item will be, they are not all essential.

Personal Gear

Skis with touring bindings Poles Ski Boots
Skins Transceiver Shovel
Probe Rucksack (30-50L) Waterproof / windproof jacket and trousers
Spare Warm layer / jacket Gloves + Spare pair Warm Hat & Sun Hat
Guidebooks Sunglasses Goggle
Sun Cream Lip sun cream stick Ice Axe
Crampons Food & Drink Personal Blister kit & Medication
Map Compass GPS
Knife / Leatherman Ski Tie Bivvy Bag
Headtorch Camera Mobile Phone

Group Gear

First Aid Kit Group Shelter Rope
Spares Kit (separate list below) Spare Skins (size?) Spare Telescopic Pole

Steep Ground?

Harness Slings and Krabs Helmet
Abseil Cord ('Tat') Reconsider the length of rope Belay hardware / rack?

Glacial Terrain?

Harness Prussiks Slings and Krabs
2 Ice Screws Ropeman Pulley

Hut to Hut Touring?

Larger Rucksack? Spare socks? Stove?
Tea bags? Phone numbers for huts, weather, emergency, tourist info Wash kit - (toothbrush!)
Spare Maps Cash (currencies?) Credit Card
Reciprocal Rights Card    

Spare Equipment

Leatherman (Pliers, Knife, Screwdriver, can opener!) Super Glue Wax?
Scouring Pad / Scraper? Cord Plastic Ties
Strap with buckle Duck Tape Spare screws or replacements for equipment that commonly breaks