Carstensz Pyramid Gear List And Rental Form

Rental Sizing and Shipping Information Below

Climbing Equipment

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Alpine Climbing Harness
  Harness should fit over all clothing, have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in. Make sure you can get into the harness without having to step through any part of it.
Climbing Harness

  Locking carabiners (3)
  Large carabiners designed to be used in conjunction with a harness.
D Carabiner

Ascender (1)
  One right or one left.

  20ft of 6mm Acessory Cord
  20 ft. of flexible 6mm. Bring in one continuous piece. Or waist and feet prussiks from course.
Accessory Cord

    Rappel/Belay Device.  
      Figure 8- Please bring due to large diameter ropes. Any other device will not function properly.
Figure 8

Climbing Helmet
  Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on.
Trekking Poles


    Rubber Boots
  High quality knee high rubber boots with good grip for traveling in muddy terrain. Lace-up or buckle closures are highly reccommended since they provide a snug fit which reduces the chance of the boot being pulled off in deep mud.
Rubber Boots

Gaiters. Your gaiters should fit around your boots without being too tight around the boot. No lightweight 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

  Over Shoes/Golashes (optional)
  Knee high overshoes provide a higher degree of water protection than gaiters.

  Light hiking boots
  1 pair sturdy trekking boots in which you can wear a thick sock and a liner sock. Boots must be very water proof.
Hiking Boot

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 )
  1 top & 2 pair bottoms, synthetic or Merino wool. No Cotton.
Lightweight Long Underwear
M | W

  Mediumweight Long Underwear Top ( M | W )
  Zip-T- neck top allows more ventilation options.
Heavyweight Long Underwear
M | W

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

  Trekking Pants. Lightweight nylon trekking pants.
trekking pants

Soft Shell Pants ( M | W )
  These non-insulated pants can be worn everyday during the climb as they are more versatile than fleece.
Soft Shell Pants
M | W

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

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

Lightweight Insulated Jacket w/ hood ( M | W ). (Optional) Lightweight synthetic jacket (60g.-80g.) The jacket is worn around camp, during breaks or climbing in cold weather.
Insulated Jacket
M | W

Insulated Synthetic Pants ( M | W ) (Optional)
  Be sure pants can be removed while wearing boots.
Down Pants
M | W


  Wool/Synthetic Ski Hat. Both the hat and the balaclava should be able to fit together on your head. Hat should cover ears.
Wool Hat

  Balaclava. Lightweight. Looks for a simple lightweight model.

  Baseball Cap or other Sun Hat. One with a good visor to shade the nose and eyes. Synthetic (quick dry)
Baseball Cap

  Bandana or Buff. A synthetic multipurpose tube of fabric that can be used in a variety of ways.

  100% UV, IR, high quality.


  Lightweight Synthetic Liner Gloves
  1 Pair. To wear alone on very sunny days for hand protection or as a layering piece with your Shell mitts.
Liner Gloves

Soft Shell Gloves
  1 Pair. This glove is usually worn alone and during times when the shell mitts would be too warm.
Soft Shell Gloves

    Leather garden gloves or rappel gloves
      1 Pair. 'Industrial strength' rubber gloves also work.
Rappel Gloves

Personal Equipment

    Alpine Backpack
  2,000 cu inch. For trekking and doubles as a airplane carry on.
Alpine Pack

Sleeping Bag
  High quality with hood to at least 20°F. Goose down preferred over synthetic for bulk & weight. If well-cared-for, a down bag will last much longer than a synthetic bag. It should be roomy enough for comfortable sleeping but snug enough for efficient heat retention.
-40 Degree Sleeping Bag

    Compression stuff sack  
      Necessary to reduce volume when packing a sleeping bag.
Compression Stuff Sacks

Self-Inflating pad
  One 3/4 or full length pad. Make sure to include a valve stem and patch repair kit.
Self Inflating Sleeping Pad

Closed-Cell foam pad
  One full length closed cell is recommended.
Closed Cell Foam Pad

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

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

  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.

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

  Water Bottles (4):
  Two (1 Litre) wide mouth bottles. Two (1/2 Litre) wide mouth bottles. 1/2 Litre bottles are used to dry socks out
at night.
Water Bottles

    Hydration Reservoir (optional).  
      Instead of using 2 (1litre) bottles a water bladder/reservoir can be used. Wide mouth styles make it easier to fill.
Hydration Reservoir

    Water Purification tablets.  
      2 bottles. Water filters are too heavy and clog quickly with silt. Steri-Pen also acceptable.
Water Purification Tablets

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

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

  Knife. Medium size. Keep it simple and light, needs a blade and screwdriver.

      Small and lightweight.

  Insect repellent.
  Small bottle. Do not use repellant that is stronger than 25% DEET. Reminder: Malaria meds (Maladone) required.
Insect Repellent

  Trash Compactor bags (4).
  To line stuff sacks and pack. Trash Compactor bags are made from a heavier plastic.
Trash Compactor Bags

Traveling Be Prepared for hot humid temperatures:

  Camera gear: Optional. We recommend a small digital or point and shoot cameras. Please do not bring large SLR cameras with extra lenses.

  Toiletry Bag.
  Include toilet paper, Purell or other alcohol hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste.

    Travel Clothes.  
  Neat casual wear for 3 days pre/post climb and a swimsuit. One loose fitting nylon “safari” shirt with long sleeves
Travel Clothes

Large Duffel Bag w/ travel lock. (Lock not included in rental)
  1 for transporting all gear.
Expedition Duffel Bag with Lock

First Aid

    Small Personal First-Aid Kit  
      (Simple and Light).phpirin (Extra Strength Excedrin is best), Antibiotic ointment, Moleskin, molefoam, 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. Malaria meds (Maladone) required.
Small First Aid Kit

      Climbers should bring Pepto Bismol. Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts, especially in SE Asia. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Azithromycin (Z-pak) 250mg tablets for non-gastrointestinal infections. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
Drug Kit

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 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.

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