Our comprehensive mountaineering day-trip gear list keeps you from forgetting anything important. For multiday trips, add gear from our Backpacking or Winter Camping lists.

The Ten Essentials

(for safety, survival and basic comfort)

1. Navigation

2. Sun protection

3. Insulation

  • Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)

4. Illumination

5. First-aid supplies

6. Fire

7. Repair kit and tools

8. Nutrition

9. Hydration

10. Emergency shelter

Equipment Options

Hardware quantities depend on route.

For Technical or Mixed Routes


Personal Items