Personal Equipment Recommendations

Ice Axe
Each team member must have:

  • Access to Internet – all of TERT business is conducted by email.  If you don’t have email, you won’t be receiving week-end reports and general announcements.
  • Proper clothing for assignment (note that winter-like conditions often prevail so be prepared – especially at High Camp)
  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • Day pack
  • Flashlight, headlight
  • Cooking gear
  • Water bottles
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Map and compass
  • Notebook and pencils
  • Binoculars
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Food – 2 each of dinner, lunch, & breakfast
  • Cooking equipment & cleanup
  • Communicators
  • Synthesized 2 meter radio with antenna
  • Extra ½ wave or 5/8-wave antenna
  • Plastic sack or some means to keep radio dry
  • Enough batteries for 3 day use
  • Radio code and protocol sheet
  • Note: public service radio provided
  • Trail Head and Low Camp
  • Stove for cooking
  • Tent if sleeping out
  • Water is usually available
  • High Camp (in addition to above….)
  • Back pack
  • Day pack
  • High altitude winter clothing
  • Note: stoves, water purification filter, tents, ice axes, climbing equipment & medical equipment provided

Do Not Bring

  • Guns
  • Alcohol
  • Dog to High Camp unless you have team leader permission

The Ten Essentials

Basic items that EVERYONE should have on EVERY backcountry trip – “The Mountaineer’s”-Seattle

  1. a map of the area
  2. a compass
  3. a flashlight with extra bulb and batteries
  4. extra food
  5. extra clothing, including rain gear
  6. sunglasses and sunscreen
  7. a pocketknife
  8. matches in waterproof container
  9. a candle or other fire starter
  10. a first aid kit