Snowbird Expeditions Winter 2007
Outerwear from The North Face:
Down Jacket - Choose 1 from the following:
Prism Optimus or Nuptse Limited or Morpheus Belay Jacket
Hard Shell Jacket - Choose 1 from the following:
Universal Infusion or Ama Dablam or Caber Hybrid or Inconceivable Jackets
Hard Shell Pant - Choose 1 from the following:
Universal Infusion or Caber Hybrid or Mountain Pant
Soft Shell / FleeceJacket - Choose 1 from the following:
Apex Free Climb or Apex Valkyrie or Sentinel Windstopper or Redpoint Optimus
Soft Shell pant - Choose 1 from the following:
Randonnee Pant or Apex Atlas Pant
Layering Top - Choose 1 from the following:
Aurora Zip Neck shirt or Apex Wind Shirt or Cirque top Delta
Aurora Tights or Expedition wieght Thermal Underwear
Lightweight Thermal Underwear tops, Zip neck or high collar are preferable
Pamir Windstopper Glove or Crux Glove
Aurora Liner Glove or Powerstretch Glove or comparable
Ice and Tele Glove or Black Diamond Ice Climbing Glove
High Point hat or comparable
Powerstretch Balaclava or comparable
Down Booties - What your feet scream for after a day of hard hiking.
Hiking Boots - Insulated single boots from the following choices:
La Sportiva Nepal Extremes or La Sportiva Lhotse
Insulated Double boots from the following choices:
Koflach Arctis Expedition or Lowa Denali or Scarpa Alpha
Baltoro Insulate Pack boot or Sorel Pack boot or comparable.
1 Pair - tennis shoes and athletic socks.
We could wax poetic for pages. What works for your friend might not work for you. Get one pair of each (Smartwool/Ultimax/Thorlo/etc.) and try them! Believe me, the differences are huge. Find the ones that you love and buy at least 4 pairs. Buy a pair of ultra thin sock liners and try them as well. If they help bring 3 pairs.
Snow in your boots can be a life threatening problem. Even though all shells have elastic it is well worth the extra pound to keep your feet dry while your post holing up a 3000 foot ridgeline.
Basecamp Duffel Bag, XL
Prophet 65 Or Skareb 55"
2 - 3 2 liter stuff sacks for gloves, liners, socks, liners, etc.
Sleeping Bags & Pads:
Solar Flare Endurance
3/4 Length Therma Rest LT
Full length Ridgerest closed cell foam mat or other comparable closed cell mat
2 - 1 liter water bottles
1 - insulated mug
1 - Lexan spoon
1 - Swiss Army pocket knife or comparable
1 - Pair backcountry ski poles, Black Diamond Flick locks or Petzl Makalu
1 - headlamp,
Black Diamond or Petzl with spare batteries
Sunscreen - SPF 30 sweat proof lotion,
Llip balm - (spf 15)
Anti-diarrhea medicines (immodium) - Talk to your doctor about diamox (acetazolamide)
Don't forget the usuals - soap, shampoo, deodorant, moisturizer, towelettes, powder, etc.
Blister prevention and blister treatment pads, eye drops, hand warmers, 2 pairs of goggles, and a good fog proofing cloth.