Equipment list for Mountaineering Studies FAS
Students need to own their own personal equipment and here they can find a list of what they need.
The school will provide technical equipment, such as tents, glacier- and climbing equipment, mountain bikes and kayaks for example.
The list below takes into account all the trips that are a part of FAS Mountaineering Studies so parts of the list will fit with certain trips and not others.
Detailed list will arrive around week to ten days before the start of practical courses.
Base layer – Long sleeve base layer and trousers made from wool or synthetic materials (not from cotton)
Middle layer – Made from wool or fleece or compatible materials (not cotton)
Hiking or fleece pants (not jeans or cotton trousers).
Outer layer – Jacket and pants made from water- and windproof material, Gore-Tex or compatible material. Ski pants or other warmer outer layer pants can be an option if the weather is really cold.
2 good hats and wool buff or balaclava.
Gloves, both thin and thick. Waterproof gloves are a good choice.
Work gloves with a good grip that are good for rope work.
2 pairs of hiking- and/or wool socks that have at least 50% wool.
Warm extra jacket (or a thick fleece- or wool sweater) to have in the backpack. In the autumn period and winter a thin synthetic or down jacket will suffice, but in the winter trip a thicker down jacket will be a better option. (Cotton sweaters are not acceptable!)
Good hiking boots (medium stiffness) are a must (waterproof, with good traction and good ankle support). Fully stiff boots will also do.
Gaiters – hiking gaiters can be good to have while wearing crampons as a protection for your pants, especially Gore-Tex pants.
45l Backpack will suffice for most trips, but it might be good to have access to a bigger pack for longer trips.
Sleeping bag, lightweight and warm.
Thin, isolating 4-season hiking mattress.
Refillable 1l water bottle
Plate/bowl/spoon, light and made from plastic for example (depends on what is for dinner).
Thermos (for those that drink coffee and tea)
Gas stove if people have their own (The school also supplies gas stoves)
GPS if you own it or can borrow
Personal First Aid kit
Hiking poles (if you want and if you are used to using them. We recommend them while carrying heavy backpacks).
Sunglasses with good UV protection
Toilet paper (Lighter or matches, small plastic bags)
Hand sanitizer or gel
Small towel or facecloth
Blister plasters and band aids
Scissors (often found on pocketknives/multitools)
Ear plugs can be a good option if the tentmate snores a lot or if it’s really windy.
Freedom of the hills
Yellow waterproof pocketbook from rite in the rain n°311
Hearty dinner – communal food with food/tent groups
Chocolate, nuts, dried fruit, energy bars etc.
Icelandic flat bread (with high energy spread and toppings)
Bread (with high energy spread and toppings)
Powdered drink mix/energy drinks
Hot cocoa powder
Lighter and/or matches
Camera and extra batteries
Logbook (yellow, and waterproof from Rite in the rain n°311. You can buy it at FAS on your first course)
Maps – available in FAS
Waterproof bags or plastic bags for phones and other things that cannot get wet in the rain.