How to equip for mountaineering ?

Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of equipment necessary for mountaineering:


Base layer:Technical top and bottom baselayers
Mid layer:
1. Light fleece
2. Softshell jacket or light down jacket
Shell layer: Waterproof jacket (waterproof and breathable membrane)
Waterproof trousers or waterproof shell with shoulder straps for a better fit. Gaiters are a must.

The Aiguille Verte is a 4122m peak in the Mont Blanc massif. It is one of the 82 summits over 4000 metres found in the Alps.

It was named after the shade of blue-green the ice on its summit turns when the morning or evening light catches it in profile.

The famous quote from Gaston Rébuffat has no doubt sustained the legendary status that surrounds this beautiful mountain. It loosely translates to: “Before the Verte one is an alpinist, on the Verte one becomes a true man of the mountains...”





How to choose

A carabiner is a climber’s best friend. It is used to belay, to attach the rope, to tie-in, to abseil, etc.