Having the right equipment is essential for a safe and enjoyable trip! All equipment and clothing must be in good condition and if new, you must ensure that it fits you properly and that you are familiar with its use.

Any soft safety equipment (harnesses, straps, prussiks) over 10 years old must be replaced. Any hard safety equipment (helmets, ice axes, crampons, carabiners) should be inspected for cracks and wear; replace it if worn.

Technical Equipment

  • Helmet
  • harness
  • Boots
  • Notebook (optional)
  • Backpack (25-35 liters)
  • ice ax
  • ice screws
  • Crampons

Crevasse Rescue Kit

  • 4 x screw carabiners
  • 4 x Non-locking carabiners
  • 1 x 120cm harness
  • Cord: 2 x 5m (7mm) for ropes of 9mm and more (5mm for ropes of 8mm or less, ie Petzl Rad Line) if you are using thin ropes or Rad line, add 2 locking carabiners, preferably aluminum stamped rather than round.
  • 1 x Cord 1.5 m (7 mm)
  • 1 x Auto-Block device (Petzl Micro-Traxion is the best, but you can also use Petzl Reverso or BD ATC Guide)


  • Long underwear (wool or synthetic material)
  • Insulating clothing (fleece)
  • Tracksuits (waterproof and windproof hooded jacket and pants)
  • Insulated down jacket or primaloft (down jacket)
  • Warm gloves or mittens and a thinner pair of gloves
  • A warm hat or headband
  • Neck cover, balaclava or buff (to protect the face)


  • Backpack (about 35 litres) capable of attaching skis and carrying all your equipment
  • Headlamp
  • Specific spare parts (telemark binding spring, splitboard pins, dynafit walking/skiing mechanism, etc.)
  • Ski goggles and sunglasses
  • Helmet (not mandatory, but highly recommended for skiing. If you have one, please bring it)
  • DVA (Avalanche victim detector)
  • Shovel
  • Probe


For snowboarders

  • Splitboard
  • Climbing skins
  • Boots
  • Adjustable poles (ideally they fit in the backpack)

For skiers

  • Skis
  • Ski attachment strap
  • Climbing skins
  • Boots (telemark or alpine)
  • Ski poles

Personal management

  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Blister dressings, moleskin, hypafix and/or band-aid)
  • Essential drugs
  • Hand warmers, foot warmers
  • Bottle of water (minimum 1 liter)
  • Lunch
  • Extra snack: energy bars, nuts, dried fruit and/or chocolate.
  • A little comfort: folding chair to put on your boots in the parking lot
  • Thin mattress (for sitting in the snow)