Equipment


Winter Equipment
Equipment/Gear for a Winter Climb

Mt Damavand winter climb can be dangerous and risky, info in this post is based on our experiences and compared to a number of reliable sources and is provided here for educational use only. When climbing in cold weather and winter conditions it is your responsibility to have the proper knowledge, experience, and equipment to travel safely.

Plan your pack neatly so that it takes a little time to get anything out, extra clothing should be quickly accessible, all clothing must be clean, nonfreezing laces on boot, defog all glasses and goggles.
The info in this article may not be the most current and up to date.

Brief Gear List
This is a brief equioment list, for more dtails see Winter Equipment .

Head:
- Wool or Pile Balaclava
- Silk Balaclava for sleeping
- Face Mask
- Glacier or Ski Goggles with side screens

Upper Body:
- Long Undershirts – polypropylene
- Wool, Polypropylene or Pile Shirt – medium weight
- Wool, Pile Sweater or Jacket – heavy
- Wind Jacket with Hood – 60/40, nylon, Goretex-will double as rain jacket

Hands:
- Glove Liners – synthetic, polypropylene
- Wool/Synthetic/Pile Mittens

Lower Body:
- Underwear – polypropylene – light to medium
- Wool/Pile Pants
- Wind Pants – nylon (Goretex-doubles as rain pants)

Feet:
- Wool/Pile Socks (heavy)
- Mountaineering double boots
- Gaiters – coated nylon

Shell Layer:
- Waterproof/Breathable Jacket – nylon, Goretex – must fit over stacked layers
- Rain Pants – nylon, Goretex – must fit over stacked layers

Climb Equipment:
- poles – 1 pair
- Ice Axe
- Crampons

Miscellaneous:
- GPS
- headlamp
- Whistle
- Sunglasses, Antifog
- Sunscreen
- First Aid Kit, Personal Medications


Damavand Winter view
Mount Damavand in Winter


Detail Gear List
Upper Body:
- Long Undershirts - polypropylene
- Shirt
- Wool, Polypropylene or Pile Shirt - medium weight
- Wool, Pile Sweater or Jacket - heavy
- Wind Jacket with Hood - 60/40, nylon, Goretex-will double as rain jacket

Lower Body:
- Underwear - polypropylene - light to medium
- Wool/Pile Pants
- Wind Pants - nylon (Goretex-doubles as rain pants)

Head:
- Wool or Pile Balaclava
- Silk Balaclava for sleeping
- Face Mask
- Glacier or Ski Goggles with side screens

Hands:
- Glove Liners - synthetic, polypropylene
- Wool/Synthetic/Pile Mittens

Feet:
- Liner Socks (thin) - polypropylene
- Wool/Pile Socks (heavy)
- Mountaineering double boots
- Gaiters - coated nylon
- Camp Overboots (optional)

Shell Layer:
- Waterproof/Breathable Jacket - nylon, Goretex - must fit over stacked layers
- Rain Pants - nylon, Goretex - must fit over stacked layers

Pack & Packing:
- Large External Frame Pack - with frame extension or Large Internal Frame Pack
- Pack Raincover

Travel Equipment:
- Snowshoes with binding & snowshoe crampons
- Ski poles - 1 pair
- Ice Axe
- Crampons with binding and point protectors

Sleeping Gear:
- Synthetic/Down Sleeping Bag - rated to -40 C
- Ensolite Foam Pad - 1-2 cm
- High altitude tent

Eating Utensils:
- Plastic Cup
- Plastic Spoon - should be tied to cup
- Water Bottles

Food (individual):
- 150 g meat & cheese per day
- 200 g trail mix per day
- 1-2 brad per day

Miscellaneous:
- Day Pack - for carrying extra clothing, water, lunch, camera, doubles as stuff sack
- Flashlight - headlamp best, with lithium (best) alkaline (ok) batteries (workbetter in cold)
- GPS, compass
- Knife
- Whistle
- Belt or suspenders
- Bandanas - the ultimate useful item
- Extra Glasses, Sunglasses, Glasses Strap, Antifog
- Sunscreen
- Chapstick
- Toilet Articles
- Any Medications needed during trip
- Camera, film, books, games, paper & pen, etc. (optional)
- Cough drops or sour balls
- Ski gear
- Avalanche transceiver for ski
- Ski shovel

Figure out clothing arrangements:
- How will you organize glasses & face mask & balaclava ?
- Will your shell go over pile, over polypro, over water bottles, over body?
- Can you get wind/rainpants on with boots on, snowshoes?
- Can you get gaiters on with boots on?

Mt Damavand Winter
Mt Damavand Winter Climb, Photo by A. Soltani

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