AK Yak Tours 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 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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  Running or tennis shoes.
 
  1 pair to wear around camp.
Trekking Shoe

  Sport Sandals/Water Shoes. For river crossings.
Sports Sandals

    Light Hiking Boots/trekking shoes
 
  1 pair, (if you own two pair you are welcome to bring them) of sturdy boots in which you can wear a light synthetic sock under a heavy sock comfortably, either wool or synthetic. Should be very Water Proof.
Hiking Boots

$40
Gaiters. 1 pair used to keep rocks out of shoes and boots dry.
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

Technical Clothing

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

  Trekking Pants. 2 pair.
trekking pants

    Underwear. Several regular pairs.  

  T-Shirts ( M | W ). Two or three shirts at least one long sleeve.

  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 and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility.
Lightweight Long Underwear
M | W

$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

$56
Soft Shell Pants ( M | W )
      Or fleece equivalent. (1 pair recommended.)
Soft Shell Pants
M | W

$99
Light Down Jacket w/ hood or Insulated Synthetic Jacket w/ hood ( M | W )
Insulated Down Parka
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

Headwear

  Balaclava. Lightweight. Looks for a simple lightweight model.
Balaclava

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

  Baseball cap or other 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

  Bandana. Used to shade your neck. (Optional)
Bandana

$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

  Synthetic/Soft Shell gloves
 
  2 pair synthetic, quick drying material. Should fit comfortably inside heavy mitts.
Liner Gloves

$63
Shell Mitts w/ insulated removable liner
 
  1 pair each. A good pair of ski mittens/gloves work well.
Mitts

Personal Equipment

$65
Sleeping Bag
 
  (Expedition quality rated to at least 10°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

$47
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

$20
Closed-Cell foam pad
 
  One full length closed cell is recommended.
Closed Cell Foam Pad

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

$12
Headlamp (Batteries not Included in Rental)  
      Bring spare bulb & batteries. No Halogen bulbs: they take more power and have a shorter life.
Headlamp

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

  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

  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

  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

    Water Purification tablets.  
      2 bottles. Water filters are too heavy and clog quickly with silt. Steri-Pen also acceptable. Suggested Iodine or AquaMira (Non-iodine) Water Purification Tablets

    Insect Repellent  
      Small bottle. Not necessary until July. Do not use repellant that is stronger than 25% DEET.
Insect Repellent

    Umbrella. Optional.
Umbrella

    Small pair of binoculars. For game spotting.
Binoculars

  Camera and accesories. Bring Exta Batteries.
Camera

 
 
Traveling

$50
115 Liter Boundary Bag  
      This waterproof bag is needed to keep your clothing dry during transport.
Boundary Bag

    Duffle Bag
 
  A small duffle can be nice for storing things at our office during the tour and extra clothing while trekking.
Small Duffel Bag

    Trail snack food items.  
      Bring your favorite energy bars, GU packets for summit day, drink mixes etc. Snack Food

  Trash Compactor bags (3).
 
  To line stuff sacks and pack. Trash Compactor bags are made from a heavier plastic.
Trash Compactor Bags

    Travel Clothes/Casual Wear.  
 
  A set of clean clothes is nice to have to change into after the trip.
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


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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