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Mountain-climbing equipment

Personal equipment for mountaineering

Sun hat and knit cap, warm clothes, maps and information, gloves, lighters, cleaning utensils, whistle, Swiss army knife, fresh clothes, raincoat, personal ID, trekking shoes and socks, large backpack, water canteen, bowl and chopsticks, personal notebook, pen, flashlight (with backup battery), sleeping bag, individual rations, personal medical supplies (including portable oxygen cylinder)

Group equipment for mountaineering

Tent, compass, sleeping pad, camera and film, stove, cooking utensils, toilet paper, water bag, group food rations, camping lights, small radio, climbing rope, communication equipment (radio, mobile phone or satellite phone), medic kit (first aid kit)

Winter climbing equipment

Ice axe, crampon, safety harness, safety helmet, climbing rope, snow pole, hook ring, brake, auxiliary rope, snow goggles (sunglasses), snow shovel, ascender

Hiking equipment

Cap, small backpack, warm jacket, maps and information, raincoat, personal ID, light shoes and socks, water canteen, personal notebook, pen, flashlight (with backup battery), whistle, individual rations, telescope

Personal equipment for mountaineering

Personal equipment for mountaineering

Introduction of mountaineering equipment


Stove (vaporizer, gas stove), fuel (to go with the stoves used), cooking utensils (assembly), tableware (bowl and chopsticks), water canteen, water bag, drinking water (filter or disinfection tablet), food (staple food, ready-to-eat food, backup food).


  1. Please wear three layers of clothes. Inner layer for perspiration - Materials that wick away moisture. Middle layer for warmth - Wool, feathers, and knitwear. Outer layer for weatherproof effect - Two-piece windproof, waterproof and breathable, such as GORE-TEX.
  2. As our head is full of capillaries and many pores that can dissipate heat rapidly, we may experience headaches, mountain sickness, or even loss of temperature if we are exposed to strong wind or rain.
  3. Climbing clothes should be in earthy colors. Some may believe that bright colors can facilitate rescue efforts, but the correct way of wearing climbing clothes should be using earthy colors during regular climbing and bright colors or even reflective raincoat, mats, and backpack covers to call for emergency rescue.
  4. Others: Gloves, masks, and headscarves are essential items.
  5. Clothes should be quick-drying, warm, waterproof, breathable, comfortable, and wear-resistant.


Tent (inner tent is breathable and not waterproof, so it should be separated from the outer tent), sleeping bag (feathers, hollow fibers), sleeping pad (to block out the cold humidity from the ground, so it is as important as the sleeping bag). The side with aluminum foil is placed face down to keep moisture out, and the side with foam is placed face up to be in contact with your body for warmth). Bivy sack, an inner layer of the sleeping bag, backup clothes (can keep you warm at night and can be used as a pillow).


Backpack (backpack cover, summit pack), waterproof bag, headlight (backup battery), trekking poles (bring 2), trekking shoes (may be different kinds depending on the terrain and number of days of the trip), socks (breathable socks, wool socks).


Maps, compass, power banks, GPS, communication equipment (mobile phone, radio, satellite) and others.

Mountaineering equipment preparation tips: Lightweight and small. Keep an eye on precise weight. They should be multi-purpose and make sure that you know how to use them all.


  1. Bring mountaineering and hiking equipment that are easy-to-use, practical and multi-purpose.
  2. Please a mountaineering equipment checklist for preparation and make sure that you know how to correctly use every tool.
  3. Maintain, clean, and properly store your equipment after the activity.
  4. Excessive or insufficient equipment can affect your trip. Put your name on each piece of equipment to prevent them from mixing up with other people's equipment.
  5. It is important to prepare an emergency life support package (plastic bag large enough to cover your whole body, candles, trail markers, whistle, and others).