WINTER PACKING LIST
Our winter accommodation packages include an extremely handy luggage transfer service allowing each guest to pack up to one large duffle bag and an extra set of gear.
Socks (minimum 2 pairs) wool and / or synthetic
Base layer (top & bottoms) synthetic, wool, or silk Mid-insulation layer, top wool/ fleece/ synthetic fill sweater /turtleneck
Mid-insulation layer, bottoms
fleece or multi-purpose pants
Light wind shell windproof, water resistant layer for high aerobic work
Weather layer top Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable jacket
Weather layer pants Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable pants
Warm Outer jacket down or synthetic
Toque (winter hat) wool, fleece or synthetic
Brimmed cap preferably wool or synthetic
Face warmer, scarf, neck tube, face mask
Light gloves wool, synthetic or leather
Insulated gloves or mitts wool or synthetic, with weather proof outer shell
Winter boots, daypack, goggles, sunglasses, head lamp or flashlight (there’s no electricity available at night), insulated water bottle (minimum 1 L) or Thermos, pocket knife, camera & film, whistle, lighter or matches, lodge slippers.
457 MHz avalanche transceiver, spare batteries, avalanche shovel, probe, climbing skins, skis or snowboard (the fatter the better), boots, and poles (and snowshoes for snowboarders without split boards).
Cross Country Skiers
Track or skating skis, boots and poles, waxes.
Personal Repair Kit
Extra binding screws, spare bale or cable, spare basket, duct tape, wire / string, pocket knife, ski wax, skin glue, screwdriver, steel wool, waterproofing for boots.
Personal First Aid Kit
Medical tape, band-aids, tensor bandages, sunscreen, lip balm, safety pins, personal medications, blister prevention, anti inflammatory, antihistamines.
Topographical map (Clark Geomatics - Callaghan Valley), compass, analog cell phone (coverage may not be available in all areas or weather conditions).
ITEMS FREQUENTLY FORGOTTEN BY PAST GUESTS (hint, hint!):
Band-aids for blisters, glide wax, headlamp or flashlight, water bottle or hydration pack, lodge slippers, toiletries, spare batteries for transceiver.