EquipmentAs you can see, the list of equipment needed for the ascent is very extensive. Much of this equipment is expensive because, for this kind of environment, it has to be the very best.
Shared Equipment for BC and ABC (provided by 7 Summits Club):
Dining tent Kitchen tent Shower tent Toilet tent Sleeping tent (1 for 1 member) All kitchen utensils (gas-stoves, pots, etc.) All kitchen equipment (plates, spoons, cups, tables, chairs) Wash-stand Wash tabs and detergents Gas heater for dining tents Tape-recorder Satellite phone ($5 per 1 minute) [obviously Lorenzo has his own] First-aid kit Solar accumulator Generator + fuel All the necessary electric equipment (bulbs, sockets, etc.)Shared Equipment for the Ascent (provided by 7 Summits Club):
Gas-cylinders (250gr.) – 10 items for one climber Gas stoves - 6 items Kitchen utensils – 6 sets Snow shovels Tents for high camps – 6items Sleeping bags for high camps – 18 items Foam pads - 18 items Fixed ropes – 300m Ice screws & snow pitons – 20 items Radio stations – 6 items Extra mask and regulator - 2 sets (for two high camps for the whole team) Extra oxygen bottles – 2 items (for 2 high camps for the whole team)Approximate list of personal equipment you will need for the expedition:
On a South face ascent of Everest, climbers make use of two Base Camps – BC (5100m) and ABC (6500m). Hence it is advisable to have 2 sets of Base Camp equipment, eg: 2 sleeping bags, so that you don't have to carry your sleeping bag up and down).
Some personal equipment is provided:
Oxygen Set – 1 mask + 1 reducer + 3 'Poisk' 4 litre oxygen cylinders
1 Team jacket (windblock)
2 Team T-shirts
Equipment for BC and ABC:
Duffle bag Sleeping bag - 2 off Foam pad Gas lamp Gas stove Gas cylinders - 4-5 off Personal items for washing Your favorite games console! (if necessary)Technical Equipment for the ascent:
Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12) Rucksack 70-80 liters Rucksack 35-40 liters Harness Prussiks Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items Jumar (ascender) Telescopic ski poles Thermos Rappel device Ice Axe Head lamp Photo camera Video camera and accessories Batteries for the above Personal crockery for high campsEquipment for body and feet:
Trekking shoes Boots of "Everest" Millet type Down jacket + down trousers (or down overalls) Gore-tex jacket with wide hood Gore-tex trousers (or better still, semi-overalls) Windblock jacket Windblock trousers Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 off Warm underwear - 2 sets Personal underwear Polartec gloves – 2 pairs Thinsulate gloves Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs Balaclava Warm hat Windblock face mask UV glasses Ski goggles (preferably) Gaiters(data for this page kindly provided by The Seven Summits Club)
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