Greenland 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


Climbing Equipment

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$42
Ice Axe w/Leash
 
  General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5'7" use a 60cm tool; 5'7"- 6'1" use a 65cm tool; over 6'1" use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long). No rubberized grips-they are heavy and do not plunge well into the snow. Make sure that you have a leash that is designed for use on a glacier axe or a leash that you make from 9/16 webbing.
Ice Axe

$47
Crampons
 
With flat rather than 'cookie cutter' frame rails. Your crampons should be steel, not aluminum for strength and durability. A combination heel bail/toe strap is a more universal system than a heel and toe bail system. We strongly recommend crampons with anti-balling plates
Crampons

    Skis with ski mountaineering bindings and skins.
 
The skis should be Alpine touring skis. The climbing skins should be long enough to reach from the top to the bottom of the ski.
Alpine Skis

  40ft of 6mm Acessory Cord
 
  Intended for prussiks and other rigging. Be sure to bring one continuous piece of cord. If you already have prussiks from a previous course or climb bring the following items(seat prussik, foot prussik, pack prussik, rescue prussiks) plus an additional 10ft of cord.
Accessory Cord

$35
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

  Carabiners
 
  (2) Locking; (6) Standard.

    Rappel Device
Belay Device

$35
Adjustable 3 section Ski/Trekking Poles w/ Snow Baskets
 
  Shock absorbers are not recommended.
Trekking Poles

Footwear

  Double Plastic Climbing Boots w/ high altitude liners
 
  Good quality plastic shells with high altitude inner boots. Make sure that your liners are new; they will pack out over time which decreases their insulation.
High Altitude Climbing Boot

  Fully Insulated Overboots. Not needed with Single Boot System.
Insulate Overboot

  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

  Booties. Optional. Synthetic booties.
Booties

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

  Heavyweight Long Underwear top or fleece vest ( M | W ). For extra warmth.
Heavyweight 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

$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

$49
Down Pants or Insulated Synthetic Pant ( M | W )
 
  To fit over insulation layers. Outer shell must be windproof/water resistant.
Down Pants
M | W

Headwear

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

  Balaclavas. (1) Heavy weight, (1) Lightweight. Heavy weight must fit over light weight.
Balaclava

  Face Mask. Optional. Suggested: Neoprene or Windstopper.
Neoprene Facemask

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

$45
Ski Goggles, 1 pair. Dark 100% UV & IR.
Ski Goggles

Handwear

    Soft Shell Gloves
 
  One pair lighter polypropylene (or capilene) and one pair thicker fleece glove. The lighter pair is for sunny days while the thicker pair is for colder and wet conditions. Windstopper is a good material for thicker gloves.
Soft Shell Gloves

$63
Expedition Mitts
 
  1 pair. Should be large enough to fit lightweight Synthetic Liner Glove.
Mitts

Personal Equipment

$85
Expedition Backpack
 
  Internal frame pack expandable to a minimum of 80L (5,000 cu.in.) Keep simple and light, avoid unnecessary zippers.
Expedition Backpack

$150
Sleeping Bag
 
  (Expedition quality rated to at least -30°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

  Compression Stuff Sacks for reducing volume. For sleeping bags and down clothing.
Compression Stuff Sacks

$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

  Cup: 16oz. plastic mug with lid (retains heat well and is spill-resistant in the tent).
Cup

  Spoon: Good quality tough plastic (lexan).
Spoon

  Bowl: 2-cup capacity with lid. We recommend a collapsible or packable bowl to help save space in your backpack.
Bowl

  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 total) One bottle with 1 litre capacity and one bottle with 1/2 litre capacity. Bottles should be wide mouth made of copolyester (BPA free plastic). No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill and no metal bottles as lips have a tendency to stick.
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

    Knife or Multi-Tool  
      (Optional) Medium sized. Keep the knife simple.
Knife or Multi-Tool

  Hand warmers and Toe Warmers(Optional)
 
  Bring 3 sets of each. Toe Warmers are different that hand warmers. They are formulated to work in a lower oxygen environment, like the inside of a boot, they also burn out more quickly.
Hand and Toe Warmers

    Lighter  
      We recommend disposable, adjustable lighters, rather than matches, for lighting stoves. Make sure the lighter is new and full of fuel.  

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

  Small Personal First-Aid Kit. Aspirin, Moleskin, molefoam, waterproof first-aid tape, athletic tape, Band-Aids, personal medications.
Small First Aid Kit

  Camera gear: Optional. Keep it simple and light. Disposable and digital cameras also work well.
Camera

 
 
Traveling

  Travel Clothes.
Travel Clothes

$30
Large Duffel Bag w/ travel lock.
 
  (9-10,000 cu. in.) Used for transporting gear to Alaska and also used during the expedition as a sled bag. Duffle should be waterproof and have a full length zipper. No wheels or rigid/retractable handles
Expedition Duffel Bag with Lock

  Toiletry Bag.
 
  Nothing but the basics: Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Baby Wipes. Include two rolls of toilet paper.
Toiletries


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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.

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