SKI CLOTHING KIT LISTS

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RECOMMENDED LIST of PERSONAL and EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT

Gear Description

Quantity

 

Furnished

EXTREME ARCTIC PARKA (with hood)
We use to recommend at least 700 down fill, and have lately upgraded to a minimum of 800 down fill. We additionally prefer non-synthetic (down fill type) over synthetic due to the issue of  weight. Synthetic parka's are acceptable, they are just typically heavier to place on your sledge).

1

 

 

Windproof jacket „anorak” with big hood (Gore-Tex or microfibre or similar breathable material)

1

 

 

Windproof pants (Gore-Tex or microfibre or similar breathable material)

1

 

 

Mid-weight & heavyweight underwear both top and bottom (synthetic)

2 sets

 

 

Pile pants or bibs (Polar Tec 200)

1

 

 

Pile jacket (Polar Tec 300)

1

 

 

Thick warm socks (synthetic)

4 pairs

 

 

Thin socks (synthetic)

4 pairs

 

 

Windproof hat

1

 

 

Pile or wool hat

1

 

 

Pile balaclava

1

 

 

Pile heat band

1

 

 

Neck gaiter

1

 

 

Polypropylene gloves

2 pairs

 

 

Good warm mitts (wool or polypropylene)

1 pair

 

 

Windproof mitts

1 pair

 

 

Down mitts

1 pair

 

 

Ski boots Kamik

1 pair

 

 

Down camp booties

1 pair

 

 

Sleeping bag rated to – 35°C (preferable with artificial filing)

1

 

 

Sleeping mats

2

 

 

Sunglasses (with UV protection)

1

 

 

Goggles

1

 

 

Personal toiletries

1

 

 

Towel

1

 

 

Sunscreen (25 PABA minimum)

1

 

 

Thermos 1,5 l

1

 

 

Pee bottle

1

 

 

Pocket knife or Leatherman

1

 

 

Compass

1

 

 

Skis with skins and ski poles

1 pair

 

 X

Small backpack about 40l

1

 

 

Tent                                                                 .

1 /2 pax

 

 X

Snow shovel                                                             

1 /2 pax

 

 X

Ice hammer                                                   

1 / 2 pax

 

 X

Cooking stove                                              

1 /2 pax

 

 X

Fuel    

5 liters / 2 pax

 

 X

Fuel bottle (1,5 l)

3 / 2 pax

 

 X

Cooking pot (4 – 5 l)

1/ 2 pax

 

X

Food thermos                                               

1

 

 

Thermal mug

1

 

 

Spoon and fork

1 set

 

 

Rifle

1 / whole exp.

 

 X

GPS

1/ 2 pax

 

 X

Iridium satellite phone

1 / whole exp.

 

 X

Pulk (sledge)

1

 

 X

Rope

2 / whole exp.

 

 X

Freeze dry food

10 kg/ pax

 

 X

Medical kit

1 /whole exp.

 

 X

 


Personal Clothing and Gear suggestions for each Skiing Participant:

I would suggest  the following clothing/equipment, or you can try such similar items from the other manufacturers. We are not endorsing exact name brands, or specific types……this is to be used only as a suggestions for your convenience and help;

- sleeping bag (5th Dimension)

- down jacket (Absolute Zero Parka)

- jacket shell (Ethereal FTX Parka)

- pant shell (FTX Ultra pant or Ethereal FTX Bib)

- fleece jacket (Chill Factor Jacket or Wind Stopper Tech jacket or Monkey Man jacket))

- fleece pant (Wind Stopper Tech Pant)

- thick underwear layer - 1 top and 1 bottom (Micro Chill or Transition Fleece) - optional

- underwear top - 2 pcs. - 1 crew and 1 Zip-T (eXtend Crew and eXtend Zip-T or Men's power Stretch Zip-T)

- underwear bottom - 2 pcs. (eXtend Pant and Men's Power Stretch Tight)

Sleeping Bags:
Quantum Bags - 3D

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/bags/quantum3D.html

5th Dimension

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/bags/quantum3d/000398.html


The sleeping bag which is needed: synthetic, temperature rating down to -30/-40 C. You can try following bags from The North Face:

Dark Star (temp. rating -40 C/F) or  Tundra (-29 C)

http://www.northface.com/index_flash.html

Clothing:

Parka:

Ethereal FTX Parka

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/shells/000541.html

Absolute Zero Parka

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/insulation/000711.html

Shell

Ethereal Shell

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/ethereal.html

FTX Ultra Pant

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/shells/000551.html

or

Ethereal FTX Bib

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/shells/000545.html

Down jacket (Down, not synthetic..too heavy…must consider weight of your clothing on your sledge, and if carried by backpack)

 

Fleece

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/fleece.html

Fleece layer - jacket

WindStopper Tech Jacket

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/fleece/000835.html

or

Chill Factor Jacket

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/fleece/000595.html

or

Monkey Man Jacket

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/fleece/000639.html

 

Fleece layer - pants

Wind Stopper Tech Pant

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/fleece/000949.html

 

Layer of thick underwear

Micro Chill

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/micro.html

Mico Chill Zip-T

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/fleece/000497.html

Micro Chill Pant

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/fleece/000097.html

or

Transition Fleece

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/transition.html

Transition Zip T

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/fleece/000619.html

Transition pant

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/fleece/000621.html

Underwear

eXtend

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/extend.html

Power Stretch

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/power.html

 

eXtend Crew

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/baselayer/000677.html

eXtend Pant

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/baselayer/000679.html

Men's Power Stretch Tight

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/baselayer/000585.html

 

eXtend Zip T

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/baselayer/000675.html

or

Men's power Stretch Zip-T

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/clothes/baselayer/000583.html

 


  We don’t suggest that the skiers use synthetic material for the Parkas, because we really think that they are too big and too clumsy. We don't ski in them so they have to be on the sledge. Such parkas will take almost the whole space on the sledge. We really suggest that they try to get big and light (weight about 1.5 kg) down jackets (the best is from Fjallraven but any others are also OK). This is the only really warm thing we use while skiing (except sleeping bag of course). Believe me, when skiing it's important not to get too warm. This is the biggest problem - not the cold.
One more time. People should be dressed like this:
- Underwear, 2 sets depending how cold it is they can use one or both,
- Fleece jacket, any type, just good and warm
- thin fleece sweatshirt (optional)
- fleece pants or wind stopper pants
- windproof pants
- windproof anorak (jacket)
- windproof hat
- balaclava
- fleece hat
- fleece neck gaiter
- fleece gloves (2 pairs) and good mitts (1 pair, wool or fleece)
- sleeping bag
- down jacket

 

           PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION;
The most important ITEMS are the Down Parka, Sleeping Bag, and your boots. Basically, I personally recommend that you make sure of having the warmest down (not synthetic) parka you can get your hands on...bar none......and the warmest sleeping bag found on Earth.......and two pairs of boots, 1) one for skiing, and 2)one for when in camp. And remember, when you compare one product with another, be aware that one companies advertisements of their temperature rating, may be conservative....especially if they are a truly expert, or professional shop, while you will find that the amateur, unprofessional websites/stores may claim more profound (more impressive...ie lower temperature ratings) temperature capabilities of their products, so when you go to buy things, you must also rate the shop/dealer so that you will  not get a bad product. For example, I have seen lousy boot dealerships advertisements claiming their boot is rated to below 40 Celsius....while it is a very poor boot product........when I have also seen a more professional website/dealer, under-rate his product (for a better safety issue) by listing his boot as rated to only minus 20 Celsius.....when in fact that boot was definitely much better than the first boot dealership. Also, you must remove certain biased variables.........for instance, again in the boot department.......a boot dealer may wrongly list their boot to be rated much better than it should be rated because they say...for instance.....that their boot is rated to minus 40 Celsius......but their criteria is that the boot is warm for your feet after standing in that temperature that it is rated for.....for only 1/2 hour...........while another more professional boot dealer gives it rating of minus 20 Celsius, but more profoundly rates it when the person stands on glacier ice for more than 24 hours!!! So, please do not naively believe all that you read blindly.....research this type of equipment much more intensely....please!!

 


You can get lots of good stuff everywhere but most of these are for
climbers. It can be use by us but remember that it must be in big sizes). Just big, long, biggest hood possible. Climbers use shorter jackets, as they have to have harnesses on. This is a problem for us skiers because they may have gaps in your backside and allow air up your backside, so be careful to get the proper parka and pants that overlap like bibs or at least seal any wind or backside gaps to prevent wind chill.

Please contact us for more information on clothing. We will be happy to put you in contact with our ski guides. Contact me at:

northpole@geadventures.com

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