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Instruction Kit List

Below is the typical kit list for CMC Instruction Courses. Kit listed for Intermediate and Advanced are in addition to that expected to be taken on a Beginner Course. Some of the equipment may be able to be hired from Bivouac or other outdoor suppliers. Instructors may request changes or additional kit to be bought along. They have the final say over the kit required for each course and they reserve the right to refuse attendance to those who turn up unprepared. The final kit list will be confirmed prior to the start of the course.

• Mountaineering boots and Snow Gaiters (Rigid leather or Plastic).
• Crampons with anti-balling plates.
• Climbing Helmet.
• Ice Axe (Walking) + Leash
• Walking Poles (Optional)
• Avalanche Transceiver (and spare batteries), Shovel, Probe.
• Day Pack big enough to carry lunch, clothing and personal items, etc (15-25 litre)
• 2 pair warm socks.
• Shell Jacket Pants (Gortex ETC)
• Warm hat balaclava (must be able to fit under helmet)
• Shell Gloves (Storm proof warm Gloves)
• Working Gloves (*Leather ‘Kinko’/’Ice Ninja’)
• Thermal tops and leggings.
• Mid layer top or jacket.
• Down or Synthetic jacket.
Sun Hat/Cap.
• Sunglasses &/or ski goggles.
• Sun block.
• 1.5L Water Bottle(s) - (Camel Backs can FREEZE!)
• Breakfast, and evening meals.
• Day Snack food (bars/energy/scroggin).
• Small personal first aid kit /medication. (BYO Blister Stuff!)
• Sleeping bag.
• Headtorch and spare batteries.
• Hut clothes and shoes.
• Personal Toiletries.
• Poo Pot
• Compass. 
 Note book and pen pencil
• TopoMap for the region.
• Thermos for hot drinks
• Camera

Intermediate / Advanced - Personal
• Ice Axe (Technical) + leash
• Ice Hammer + leash
• Pack Pack liner (at least 50 litres with straps that can take ice tools) 
• Bivvy Bag or lightweight tent.
• Sleeping Mat
• Harness 
• Snow Stake with wire strop
• 5 locking carabiners. (Not mag-log)
• 5 Snap gate carabiners.
• Belay device (ATC Guide or similar)
Personal Safety Sling (120cm SG Carabiner).
• 1 metre tape sling &/or 5m 7mm Cordellette
• 1 120 cm tape slings (Sewn or tied)
• 1 x 240 cm tape slings (Sewn or tied)
• 2 Prussic cords (1 metre and 1.75 metre)
• Pack Leash x 60cm (Prussik cord 7mm x 120cm)
 V-thread (abalokov) hook 
• Rock Shoes (Optional)

Intermediate / Advanced - Per Climbing Pair
• Rope (50 - 60m Single)
• Cams x 6 (#0.5 – 3) 
Wires x 8 Assorted 
• Pitons x 4 (Angle, Blade or  Lost Arrow)
• Quickdraws x 4 - Extendable (made from a 60cm sling) 
• Ice screws x 4 (13-16cm and 19-22cm)  
• Cooker Plus fuel for 2 people for the length of the course 
• Cooking Pot