Gears and Equipment List for Mera Peak Climbing

14 Jun 2019 Peak Climbing Nepal

Gears and Equipment List for Mera Peak Climbing

It is wiser to be cautious and careful than to be hasty or rash and so do something you may regret later. It is wise to be careful and protect yourself against risk rather than to be careless. The same rule works for the mountain expedition as well. Good preparation doesn’t only ensure the safety and comfort it will make your trip a lot easier and enjoyable. Having the right gear in your packing will definitely make a big difference.

Mera Peak climbing is one of the most aspired adventures in Nepal. Mera Peak is the highest trekking Peak in the world which is located at the edge of Khumbu Region. It is one of the most alluring trekking in Nepal. The journey is stimulating and ideal. This trekking brings you closer into the world of a picturesque village, pristine biosphere, diverse culture, and most significant mountain peaks.

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Mera Peak Climbing location is in isolation and its wilderness make it unspoiled. The high altitude makes it physically challenging. It is better to have previous climbing experience but it is not mandatory. Since we will be availing to the most extreme weather conditions over an extended period of time, we need to put an emphasis on safety and comfort. Mera Peak climbing is technically straightforward because the snow slopes exceed 40 degrees and the final 50 meters from the top requires ropes, ice peaks, harness, crampons, etc.






Gears and equipment are the life supporter when you are in the Himalayas. Here is essential gears and equipment list for Mera Peak Climbing that must be included in your packing for the successful mountain expedition like Mera Peak, Lobuche Peak or others.

Gear and Equipment List for Mera Peak Climbing

1. Climbing Boots
Climbing Boots
Climbing Boots

Successful peak climbing depends upon the comfort and safety of your feet.  A proper pair of climbing boot is therefore must. Properly insulated boots with additional stiffness and support are to be arranged. You need to be sure that they are compatible with the crampons.

2. Crampons
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Crampons

A crampon is a grip (traction) device that is attached to the footwear to improve mobility on snow and ice during ice climbing. It is best to walk over glaciers, ice fields, and steep ice surface.

3. Descender (Figure of Eight Lock)/Super 8
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Descender

This is a shape of 8 devices made up of Aluminium. The figure of eight locks allows you to have very precise control over speed while descending. This friction brake is used in combination with climbing harness and carabiner.

4. Ascender (Jumar)
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Ascender

It is a mechanical device that is attached to the rope to make the ascending easy. It provides safety and additional support to ascending. It must be comfortable enough to be used with gloves or mittens. It can be best used on great walls and caving.

5. Screw Gate/Carabiner/Karabiner
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Carabiner

A carabiner is a special type of shackle that is used to connect components, especially for the protection of your harness. They are mostly used in rope. It is better to bring four carabiners, two lockings and two unlocking

6. Ice Axe
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Ice Axe

It is a straight and shafted axe with a gently curved pick used for both ascending and descending in icy surfaces. It is a multi-purpose hiking and climbing tool because you can use it for digging, cutting steps, securing a harness or you can simply use it as a walking stick.

7. Helmet-UIAA Test
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Climbing Helmet

It is always sensible to climb with a helmet. The helmet is basically for your safety and is quite essential while climbing. It is must to protect your head from injuries because there might be unavoidable stone-falls at the mountains. Get a UIAA certified Helmet for your ultimate safety.

8. Harness
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Harness

It is a strap worn around the waist with loops to fit in your thighs. It is worn for securing you to a rope or an anchor. It must be well fitted and comfortable.

9. Prusik Rope/ Infinity Dry Rope
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Prusik Rope

It is a knot to attach a loop of cord around a rope. The Prusik Loop is used in mountaineering, climbing, and tying knots. They are also used in rope rescue.

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10. Climbing Rope
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Climbing Rope

Climbing ropes are normally categorized as static and dynamic. Static ropes are for abseiling. They are used as fixed ropes for ascending. Dynamic ropes, on the other hand, are used as belaying ropes to absorb the shock of a falling climber.

11. Snow Bar

Snow bar or stakes are hammered or buried to secure the rope in place for weight support of a climber. They are functional for fall protection and holding static loads.

12. Ice Screw
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Ice Screw

Ice screw is a long screw used to hold a falling climber. It can be used both as running belays or anchors.

13. Braking Belay Device
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Breaking Belay Device

It is a mechanical piece of climbing equipment used to control a rope during belaying. It acts as a friction brake so that when a climber falls with any slack in the rope, the fall is stopped dramatically.

14. Trekking Pole
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Trekking Pole

It is a common hiking accessory used to assist walkers with their rhythm and provide stability on rough terrain, steep slopes for long distances.

15. Multi LED Headlamp and Spare Batteries
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Head Lamp

Headlamps are most important to focus on your journey.  The batteries may go dry in the long and extensive journey. So, be conscious enough to put some spare batteries.

16. Slings
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Slings

It is a flexible strap or belt used in the form of a loop to support or raise a hanging weight.

17. Altimeter
Altimeter
Slings

It is a device used for measuring the altitude of the place.

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18. U-Lock
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U-Lock

The U Lock is a small lock which is very essential while mountain hiking. They make better locks by creating a smaller gap as possible.

19. Gloves (insulating)
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Insulating Gloves

Gloves are used not only to keep your hands warm in the Himalayas. A good pair of gloves is used for climbing and making knots.

20. Sleeping Bags
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Sleeping Bags

In high altitude, spending a night without a sleeping bag is meaningless. It not only protects your body against the cold, but it also ensures your relaxed sleeping.

21. Survival Blankets
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Survival Blanket

Survival blankets are very useful as they work as a useful first aid kit if someone is going into shock. Wrap the blanket around, tucking both sides under the feet to keep the cold out.

22. Oxygen
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Oxygen Cylinder

It is better safe than sorry. You will never know when you will suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness. So walk solely, acclimatize and bring enough bottle of oxygen.

22. Insect Repellent

The best repellent protects you from an insect bite. Choose the best one that fits your skin.

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Packs and Bags

  • Two Duffel Bags: at least one bag should be extremely durable, waterproof and large enough to fit everything you own.
  • One small Duffel Bag: this bag will be useful to keep everything that is not necessary for your trip. It will be left behind in the hotel.
  • Alpine Pack: it is a large size summit pack for day climb and trekking.

Clothes

  • Head: A warm hat that covers your ear, face mask, scarf,
  • Hands: Lightweight synthetic gloves, mittens
  • Upper Body: short sleeve Merino Short, Long sleeve Merino shirt, hardshell jacket, softshell jacket, lightweight down jacket, expedition weight down jacket
  • Lower Body: underwear, quick-dry shorts, softshell pants, hardshell pants, lightweight trekking pants, down or synthetic insulated pant, thermal bottoms
  • Feet: thick socks, mountaineering boots, hiking shoes, sandals, liner socks,

Miscellaneous items

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sun cream
  • Lip Balm
  • Water bottles, thermos bottle
  • Camera and spare USB cards
  • Small alarm clock
  • Plastic bowl, spoon and coffee mug
  • Pocket Knife and repair kit
  • Binoculars

Medical Supplies

  • Anti-diarrhea pill
  • Anti headache medication
  • Cough and cold medicine
  • Antibiotics for chest and stomach infection
  • Diamox pill (for AMS )
  • Water purification tablets

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