Yak Tours Gear List and Rental Form

Gear List
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Gear Lexicon
We offer you an encyclopedia of mountaineering gear with definitions of use. This list is NOT trip specific and to be used as a reference and planning tool.

Alpine Ascents Gear Shop
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Yak Tours Gear List and Rental Form

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$55  
Trekking Poles

Collapsible skiing/trekking poles with snow baskets. Three-section varieties are preferred.


Liner Socks

If using liner socks, you will need 1-3 pair of smooth, thin wool or synthetic socks. Liner socks can reduce boot friction and increase comfort for some. Must fit well underneath hiking socks.


Wool or Synthetic Socks

3 pairs of medium to heavy hiking socks. These must fit over your liner socks if you plan to wear liner socks.


$45  
Gaiters

Full-sized waterproof gaiters that must fit snugly over your mountaineering boots. Short trekking gaiters do not offer sufficient protection.


Light Hiking Boots or Trekking Shoes

For any approaches across dry trail. Light weight, high comfort, plenty of room in the toe box, and good support should be stressed here.

lhboot

Sport Sandals/Water Shoes

For river crossings. Crocs, Teva-style sandals, or similar footwear will work well.

sandal

Short Underwear

Two to three pairs based on personal preference. Synthetic or wool fabrics only; bring a comfortable athletic style for any top and bottom underwear.


Baselayer Bottom

Non-cotton baselayer bottoms that should fit snugly without constriction.


Baselayer Top

One to two long-sleeved baselayer tops. Lighter colors absorb less sunlight which can be nice on sunnier days. This layer must be constructed of a non-cotton material such as merino wool or polyester.


Trekking Pants

1-2 pair of lightweight nylon trekking pants. We recommend models that are simple, made with synthetic fabrics, and offer pockets for convenience.


$60  
Softshell Pants

Stretchy, comfortable, non-insulated softshell pants which should fit comfortably with or without your baselayer bottoms.


$60  
Softshell Jacket

This breathable but wind-and-weather resistant jacket is a key part of a mountaineering layering system. We recommend a hooded model. This layer must fit well over your midlayer top and baselayer top.


$75  
Hardshell Pants

Non-insulated, fully waterproof shell pants that must fit over your baselayer and softshell pants. Full-length separating size zippers are preferred; seven-eighth side zippers are allowed if you can put on and take off your pants without removing your boots and crampons where applicable.


$75  
Hardshell Jacket

A non-insulated, fully waterproof shell jacket with a hood. Must fit comfortably over your baselayer, midlayer, and softshell. Helmet-compatible hoods are required.


$63  
Insulated Synthetic Hooded Jacket

A synthetic insulated, hooded jacket sized to fit comfortably over your baselayer and midlayer.


Buff

A must-have for all outdoor activities, the UV Buff is a versatile replacement for the bandana and serves a multitude of purposes.


Sun Hat

Any style of lightweight hat for shading the head will work well. Baseball caps and sombrero-style sun hats are the most common.


Wool/Synthetic Ski Hat

A non-cotton wool or synthetic hat that covers the head and ears comfortably. Simple skull-cap style hats are recommended as they tend to fit better beneath a climbing helmet.


Sunglasses

High-quality, UV-blocking sunglasses with good all-around protection are recommended. A good fit is critical for comfort, and high-quality lenses are a must due to high-altitude sun. Try on glasses to ensure good coverage.


$40  
Softshell Gloves

Midweight, lightly insulated gloves for use when mittens are too warm and liner gloves are not warm enough. Leather construction offers ideal durability and grip on ropes and other gear.


$63  
Insulated Mittens

Waterproof shell mittens with removable insulating liners. We recommend that your liner gloves can fit inside the mitten system as well.


$75  
Boundary Bag

Traditionally used for whitewater activities, these burly, roll-top waterproof bags are required for a successful Kilimanjaro climb. Be sure your bag is approximately 115 liters in size, and has backpack-style shoulder straps for ease of carriage.


$65  
Sleeping Bag

Whether filled with down or synthetic insulation, this sleeping bag must be rated to 0-degrees Fahrenheit and feature a collared hood for warmth. Be sure to include a compression stuff sack.


Small Pack

An internal frame climbing/trekking pack of approximately 35-40 liters in carrying capacity. Emphasize simple, lightweight designs.


$47  
Inflatable Sleeping Pad

A full-length, modern inflatable sleeping pad is recommended. Older-style three-quarter length pads have been superseded by ultralight full-length pads. We recommend bringing a valve repair/body patch kit.


$30  
Foam Pad

This pad should be either 3/4 or body length. Cut pieces of closed cell foam or industrially-crafted pads are both acceptable.


$33  
Headlamp

A modern outdoor LED headlamp offering 90-200 lumens of output. Fresh, installed batteries plus spare batteries. Weather-resistant models are strongly preferred.


Umbrella

In wetter climates, umbrellas can provide excellent protection from the elements around camp, during rest breaks, etc. This should be a small, collapsible lightweight umbrella.

Umbrella

Water Bottles

(Two to three 1 litre capacity bottles) Bottles should be wide mouth made of copolyester (BPA free plastic). No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill and no metal bottles as lips have a tendency to stick.


Pee Bottle (1-1.5 Liter)

One wide-mouth, clearly marked collapsible container or wide-mouthed bottle for use overnight.


Pee Funnel (for Women)

Optional. Practice is critical for the use of this item.


Trash Compactor Bags

Three bags for use as waterproof pack/stuff sack liners. Compactor bags are made from a heavy plastic and stand up well to prolonged mountain use.


Travel Clothes

Clean 'town' clothing is recommend for use traveling as well as pre-and-post trip. We recommend bringing a comfortable variety of clothing for peace of mind, including some t-shirts.

TrvCloth

Camera

Optional. Small point-and-shoot cameras are ideal & work well at altitude. Alternatively, you may opt to use your smartphone camera. Large dSLR cameras are strongly discouraged.

Camera

Small Duffel

This item can double as carry-on luggage for your flight, and is used to store any items you do not plan to take into the mountains. Think light and simple, with 40-50 liters of total capacity.

SMDuff

Toiletry Bag

Include toilet paper (one roll stored in a plastic bag), hand sanitizer, toothbruth, toothpaste, and floss.


Water Purification tablets

One (1) package of chemical water treatment drops or tablets. We recommend AquaMira. Lightweight Steri-Pens with extra batteries can suffice.


Sunscreen

Several 1-2 ounce tubes of SPF 30+ sunscreen. Zinc-oxide added versions are preferred. One ounce is typically sufficient per week, but several tubes . Sunscreen loses SPF rating over time; we strongly recommend brand-new sunscreen.


Lipscreen

Several tubes of SPF 30+ lipscreen. As with sunscreen, be sure your lipscreen is new. Recommended: Aloe Gator Medicated 30 SPF Lip Balm.


Running Shoes

Lightweight, comfortable running or walking shoes are recommended for off-mountain use, pre-and-post trip travel, and sometimes as camp shoes. In some situations, these may also serve as approach shoes.

RunShoes

Insect Repellent

One small bottle of insect repellent.


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Rental Agreement Terms and Conditions
I promise to return all equipment rented from Alpine Ascents International, Inc. in good condition at the end of my climb/course. I agree and authorize Alpine Ascents International, Inc. to charge my credit card on file for repairs and/or replacements of damaged, lost or stolen gear. And I agree not to hold Alpine Ascents International, Inc. responsible for any injuries incurred through the use of its rental equipment.

Rental Information
Reserving: Please submit one reservation per person per departure. We recommend submitting reservations at least one month in advance to ensure adequate time for processing. Incomplete reservations may cause delay or failure to reserve requested items. Cancellations must be made three weeks in advance of your departure.

Washington Rentals: All rental equipment for trips taking place in Washington will be picked up at your gear check. At that time, payment will be taken for all rented items. No security deposit will be charged for Washington rentals; however, Alpine Ascents reserves the right to assess fees for the replacement or repair of any damaged items.

Alaska Rentals: Due to the unique nature of Alpine Ascents' Alaska program, some items requested may be picked up in Talkeetna at your gear check rather than shipped directly to you. However, not all rental items are available for pickup in Talkeetna. Payment for Alaska rentals will be charged to the on-file credit card after your gear check, including a $50 security deposit per item. Alpine Ascents reserves the right to withhold all or part of your security deposit for the replacement or repair of damaged items. All equipment, whether shipped to you or picked up in Alaska, may be de-issued at the Alpine Ascents Alaska facility at the end of your trip.

International Rentals: All rental equipment for trips taking place internationally will be shipped to you approximately two weeks prior to your trip departure date. A USA address must be provided for rental shipments. Rental equipment may not be shipped internationally. At the time of shipment, charges will be assessed to the credit card on file, including shipping charges, rental fees, and applicable security deposits. Please immediately contact the Gear Department with any questions.

Confirmation: Allow 48-72 hours for rental confirmation via email. If you have any questions or have not heard back from us within three (3) working days, please email gear@alpineascents.com or call (206) 378-1927 and ask for the Gear Department.

Payment: The credit card on file will be used to process rental payment. For climbs in Washington, payment will be taken at your gear check and no security deposit will be required. For climbs taking place outside of Washington, charges are processed at the time of shipment (approximately two weeks prior to departure date) and will include a $50 security deposit per item plus shipping. Shipping cost is based on size and weight and can only be determined at the time of shipment.

Security Deposit: Fees are fully refundable upon a timely return (one week from the end of trip). Fees may be assessed for repair or replacement of damaged item(s). Please allow up to two weeks for your refunded to be credited. Please note that for items not returned within one week after a trip end date Alpine Ascents reserves the right to withhold all or part of your security deposit.

Shipment: Rental items for climbs taking place outside of Washington are scheduled to ship two weeks prior to your trip departure. Once received, please verify that all items are correct and fit appropriately. Please note that sizing information provided is used to determine the sizes of items shipped. You are responsible for rentals once items are shipped and until items are received back at Alpine Ascents. We encourage you to insure your shipment.

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