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Alpine Hutting Kit List


Boots (Sportiva Trangos)

Light Waterproof Jacket (Rab Strech Neo Jacket)

Light Waterproof Trousers (Berghaus Packlite full-length zip)

Gloves big + small

Sun Hat + Warm Hat

Light Gaiters (essential in snow)

1 Tee Shirt

2 Long sleeved thermal tops (Helly-hansen)

1 Light Fleece

1 light Down vest (PHD – Ultra Vest)

1 pair zip-off Trousers

1 pair Shorts

3 pairs Socks (alternate and wash frequently)

2 pairs Pants (alternate and wash frequently)



50l Rucksack (Lowe Alpine Attack 50) 

4 Dry Bags (Exped)

light hut shoes / sandals / flip-flops (optional)

Light Sheet sleeping bag (silk)

2 litre Platypus Water bottle

Camera + spare batteries

Sun glasses / Goggles (essential in snow / glacier)

Sun cream (SPF 30 to 50) & lip block

Penknife (but not in hand luggage)

Small Head Torch + spare batteries

Maps & Map-case (Ortleib)

Compass & Altimeter

Walking Pole (Leki Carbon Fiber)

Small Group Shelter (Terra Nova Bothy 4)

Minimal Wash kit;

  • Small amount of Soap/Shampoo
  • wet wipes, deodorant,
  • toothbrush & paste
  • spare toilet roll
  • Ear Plugs

Minimal emergency / first aid;

  • any prescribed medication
  • painkillers, compeed, imodium, puritabs, piriton etc…
  • Emergency whistle
  • Emergency foil bag (Blizzard Survival Bag)

Small repair kit;needle & thread, cable-ties, gaffa tape etc…

Passport, Money, visa card, Alpine Club Card, Insurance details, European Heath Card (E111)


Technical Kit

Ice axe & Crampons (Grivel) (as required)

Rope 30m x 8mm (as required)

Personal Glacier Hardware (as required)

  • Harness (DMM)
  • 8 foot slings & 4 foot prussic loops
  • HMS carabiners &  screw gate carabiners
  • Petzl Mini-Traxion
  • Ice Screws (DMM) & Pulley (Petzl)
  • Helmet (Petzl)

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