Equipment list of the FAS Mountaineering course
Students must have personal equipment and a list of that equipment can be found below.
The school provides technical equipment, such as tents, glacier and climbing equipment, mountain bikes and kayaks to name a few.
This list below takes into account all the trips taken in the FAS Mountaineering Course, so some things fit certain trips while others fit all.
A detailed list will be provided for each stage a week to ten days before the start of the stage.
Inner layer – Long-sleeved top and long-sleeved shirt made of wool or synthetic materials (not cotton)
Intermediate layer – Made of wool, fleece or similar material (not cotton)
Hiking or fleece pants (not jeans or cotton pants).
Outer layer – jacket and trousers made of waterproof and windproof breathable material, Gore-tex or similar.
Ski pants or similar warmer outer pants can be an option if the weather is cold.
2 Good hats and a woolen buff or lambswool cap.
Mittens, both thin and thick. Waterproof gloves are an option.
Work mitts with good grip that are suitable for line work.
2 pairs of hiking or wool socks with at least 50% wool
A warm extra jacket (or thick fleece or fleece) to keep in your backpack. In autumn and winter, thin primaloft or down coats are suitable, but for winter trips, a light thick down coat may be more suitable. (cotton sweaters are not suitable!)
Good mid-stiff (semi-stiff) hiking boots are a must (waterproof, with rough soles and good ankle support). Stiff walking shoes are also suitable.
Gaiters (walking gaiters can be good to have when people are in spikes, as protection so that people don’t tear their pants, especially rain pants.