Loadout: Alpine

When I climb, I light to go light and fast. While I pack the kit based on the climb and conditions, usually my kit looks something like this.

  • 2 ice axes
  • 1 short piolet
  • Boots
  • Light, minimal backpack
  • Harness
  • Belay device on locking binner
  • Emergency ascender on locking binner
  • 2 light binners
  • Set of small nuts
  • Cordelette and sling

Not in the picture (yup, forgot to add them when I took the picture...):

  • Crampons
  • 2 Ice Screws
  • 40m rope

I used a similar kit a while back when I went for the O'dells Gully on Mount Washington, or Mont Blanc on Chamonix.

Question from a reader

Packing light