Bhutan Snowman Trek Gear List And Rental Form

Gear List
• Every item on the gear list below is needed for your climb. You can use the Gear Lexicon to get a better sense of definitions and possible substitutions.
• You may want to print a copy of this gear list for reference. (Use the Print Gear List button below or print directly from your browser menu)
• Images may not reflect actual items for sale or rent.
• The boxes noted "Already Own" is a tool for your reference when printing a hard copy.
• Rental items can be shipped to US addresses only. Please contact the Gear Department if you do not have access to a US shipping address.

Rental Form
Please click the 'Reserve Rental' checkbox and submit the form at bottom of page. A confirmation email will be sent to you.

Gear Lexicon
We offer you an encyclopedia of mountaineering gear with definitions of use. This list is NOT trip specific and to be used as a reference and planning tool.

Alpine Ascents Gear Shop
Discount for all registered climbers at our Gear Shop.
The Alpine Ascents Online Gear Shop is currently open and has an excellent stock of the products on your gear list. We also have a retail store open during business hours and we always accept orders via phone.


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Rental Sizing and Shipping Information Below

Footwear

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    Light Hiking Boots
 
  1 pair of sturdy boots in which you can wear a light synthetic sock under a heavy sock comfortably, either wool or synthetic. Shoes should be waterproof and very warm.
Hiking Boots

    Hiking Gaiters (Optional). 1 pair keeps rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of precipitation. Optional if trekking pants are worn.
Hiking Gaiters

  Wool or Synthetic Socks
 
  3 pair heavyweight socks to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots.
Warm Socks

  Liner Socks
 
  3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.
Liner Socks

  Running or tennis shoes.
 
  1 pair for casual wear on lighter walking days.
Trekking Shoe

Technical Clothing

  Synthetic Short Underwear.
 
  2-3 Pairs of NON-Cotton short style underwear. (boxers, briefs, panties, bras etc.) Amount based on personal preference.

  Lightweight Long Underwear ( M | W )
 
  2 pair tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days on the glacier and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility.
Lightweight Long Underwear
M | W

  T-Shirts.

  Trekking Pants. Lightweight nylon trekking pants.
trekking pants

$53
Soft Shell Jacket ( M | W )
 
  Mid-heavyweight. A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover.
Soft Shell Jacket
M | W

$60
Hard Shell Jacket w/ hood ( M | W )
 
  We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.
Hard Shell Jacket
M | W

$60
Hard Shell Pants ( M | W )
 
  Waterproof, breatheable. Full length side zippers preferred because it allows easy removal of pants, 7/8th zippers allowed but is more difficult to remove pants. No short 1/2 length, or short lower leg zippers allowed as it is difficult to put pants on when crampons are already on.
Hard Shell Pants
M | W

$99
Insulated Down Jacket w/ hood or Insulated Synthetic Jacket w/ hood ( M | W ). Medium to heavy weight with hood.
Insulated Down Parka
M | W

$49
Insulated Synthetic Pants. (Optional)
 
  Be sure pants can be removed while wearing boots.
Down Pants

Headwear

$20
Headlamp (Batteries not Included in Rental)  
      Bring spare bulb & batteries. No Halogen bulbs: they take more power and have a shorter life.
Headlamp

  Wool/Synthetic Ski Hat. Make sure ears are covered.
Wool Hat

  Neck Gaiter or Buff. Buff is preferred for covering the face and preventing sickness.
Buff

  Sun Hat. The sun can be intense at high altitude. A hat with a good visor provides protection for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well.
Baseball Cap

$42
Glacier glasses (w/ side covers or wrap around).
 
  Regular sunglasses are usually not sufficient. 100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use, must have side covers and leashes. No more than 10% light transmission. If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses - it is a good idea to have these with "photo-gray" or equivalent light-sensitive material so they can double as emergency sunglasses. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (gray or amber).
Glacier Glasses

Handwear

  Fleece/Soft Shell gloves
 
  1 pair. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands warmer when wet than lighter polypropylene or Capilene.
Liner Gloves

$55
Shell Gloves w/insulation
 
  1 pair. Insulation does not need to be removable. A good quality ski glove is sufficient.
Shell Gloves

Personal Equipment

    Backpack
 
  A day pack big enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing. 3,000 cu.in. max
Backpack

$65
Sleeping Bag
 
  (Expedition quality rated to at least 0°F). Goose down preferred over synthetic for bulk & weight. If well-cared-for a down bag will last much longer than a synthetic bag. Your bag needs to be long enough that your feet are not pressing out the foot box which will make you colder. It should be roomy enough for comfortable sleeping but snug enough for efficient heat retention.
-40 Degree Sleeping Bag

$35
Adjustable 3 section Ski/Trekking Poles. (Optional)
 
  Shock absorbers are not recommended.
Trekking Poles

  Sunscreen
 
  SPF 40 or better, 2 small tubes. Note: Sunscreen older than 6 months loses half of its SPF rating, make sure that you have new sunscreen.
Sunscreen

  Lipscreen. SPF 30, at least 2 sticks. Make sure your lipscreen is new.
Lipscreen

  Pee Bottle (1 Liter). Optional, but very useful.
 
  Large mouth, clearly marked water bottle. Collapsible 1 liter canteen takes up less volume than a bottle when empty.
Pee Bottle

  Water Purification  
      Please bring a steri-pen and 1-2 bottles of purification tablets as we like to double treat all our water. The Steri pen will be the primary source for purification with the pills as backup (if the pen does not work).
Water Purification Tablets

  Pee Funnel (for women). Optional. It is a good idea to practice, practice, practice.
Pee Funnel

  Water Bottles:
 
  (2 - 3 total) Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Liter capacity per bottle. No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill.
Water Bottles

  Hand warmers and Toe Warmers: (Optional)
 
  Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.
Hand and Toe Warmers

  MP3 Player. Optional. Flash memory only players since hard drive players do not work at high altitude (above 13,000ft). Chargers can be used at several lodges along the way.

  Camera gear: Optional. We recommend a small instant or point and shoot cameras. Please do not bring large SLR cameras with extra lenses. For the best pictures bring slow speed film, 50, 100, or 200. Simple and light. Disposable and digital cameras also work well.
Camera

 
 
Traveling

$30
Large Duffel Bag w/ travel lock.
 
  (9-10,000 cu. in.) Heavy Cordura for transporting all gear.
Expedition Duffel Bag with Lock

  Trash Compactor bags (5).
 
  To line stuff sacks and pack. Trash Compactor bags are made from a heavier plastic.
Trash Compactor Bags

    Travel Clothes.  
 
  You will need street/casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in town.
Travel Clothes

  Toiletry Bag.
 
  Include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, Wetwipes 1-2 per day and hand sanitizer: 1 large (8oz) and 1 small (2oz) bottles. Small bottle can be refilled from larger bottle. Hand moisturizer.
Toiletries

First Aid

    Small Personal First-Aid Kit  
      (Simple and Light) Aspirin (Extra Strength Excedrin is best), Antibiotic ointment, Moleskin, molefoam, waterproof first-aid tape, athletic tape, Band-Aids, personal prescriptions, etc. The guides will have extensive first-aid kits, so leave anything extra behind. Please let your guide know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small First Aid Kit

    Drugs/Medications/Prescriptions.  
      Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for traveler's diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity. Drug Kit

Trekkers should bring all gear in one large duffel bag and a small backpack.

Climber Information
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Rental Agreement Terms and Conditions
I promise to return all equipment rented from Alpine Ascents International, Inc. in good condition at the end of my climb/course. I agree and authorize Alpine Ascents International, Inc. to charge my credit card on file for repairs and/or replacements of damaged, lost or stolen gear. And I agree not to hold Alpine Ascents International, Inc. responsible for any injuries incurred through the use of its rental equipment.

Rental Information
Reserve: Please submit one reservation per person per departure. Recommend submitting reservation at least one month in advance to ensure adequate time for processing. Incomplete reservations may cause delay or failure to reserve requested items. Cancellations must be made 3 weeks in advance of departure.

Confirmation: Allow 48-72 hours for rental confirmation via email. Please note confirmations might differ from original reservation, please check your confirmation as that list contains items scheduled to ship. If you have any questions or have not heard back from us within three (3) working days, please email gear@alpineascents.com or call (206) 378-1927 and ask for the Gear Department.

Payment: Credit card on file will be used to process rental payment. Charges are processed at time of shipping (two weeks prior to departure date) and will include a $50 Security deposit per item and shipping. Shipping cost is based on size and weight and can only be determined at shipping.

Security Deposit: Fees are fully refundable upon timely return (one week from end of trip date). Fees may be assessed for repair or replacement of damaged item. Please allow up to two weeks for your refunded to be credited. Please note that items not returned within one week after trip end date Alpine Ascents reserves the right to withhold all or part of your Security Deposit.

Shipment: Rental items are scheduled to ship two weeks prior to departure. Once received verify all items are correct and fit appropriately. Please note sizing information provided is used to determine the sizes of items shipped.

You are responsible for rentals once items are shipped and until items are received back at Alpine Ascents. We encourage you to insure your shipment.

By Checking this box, I certify that I agree to all TERMS & CONDITIONS of the agreement.
 
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