Sign up for a course or a trip and receive a 10% discount on purchases and a 20% discount on gear rental. Go to Pro Ski and Mountain Service. Pro Ski and Mountain Service is our retail specialty store. It has been located in North Bend, WA since 1999.
The past trips and courses have had a large influence on what we sell. Many of our Pro Guiding customers come on trips and courses with gear they purchased from our store. Not only do we want our clients to have the right gear for the job; we also receive direct feedback from them while they are using it in the field. Trust us - if the gear does not work - we won't sell it.
EQUIPMENT LISTCLOTHINGBASE LAYER (Men's, Women's) o 1 thermal Bottom - midweight or lightweighto 1 or 2 thermal Tops - midweight or lightweighto Sock Liners - 2 or 3 pairo Socks - 2 pairMID LAYER (Men's, Women's)o Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece Jacket - only one of these is necessaryo Soft Shell type pantsOUTERWEAR (Men's, Women's)o Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacketo Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Pantso Warm Hat - should cover earso Sun Hat - baseball type or visoro Lightweight Gloves - wind block or fleece/wool typeo Warm Gloveso Gaiters - low top or full sizeINSULATION (Men's, Women's)o Down or Synthetic JacketPERSONAL GEAR o Internal Frame Pack - 50 Liter (3100 cu in.) minimum o Sleeping Bag - down or synthetic, 20 deg. F. minimumo Sleeping Pad - closed cell foam or self inflatingo Mountaineering Boots - leather or synthetic, crampon compatibleo Headlamp - lightweight LED recommended with extra batterieso Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide moutho Water Purification - tablets or filtero Bowl or Cupo Utensilso Small Knifeo Glacier Glasses o Sunscreen - SPF 25+, waterproofo Lip Balm - SPF 15+o Lighter or Matcheso Personal Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, waterless hand cleaner, etc.o Small Personal 1st Aid Kit - blister repair, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.TECHNICAL GEARo Ice Axe - 55-70 cm lengtho Crampons - 10 or 12 point steel, pre-fit to bootso Anti-ball plates - for cramponso Climbing Helmet - UIAA approved onlyo Climbing Harness - mountaineering style (e.g. B.D. Alpine Bod)CREVASSE RESCUE KITo Locking Biners (2) - (1) large HMS style and (1) regular lockero Non-locking Biners (4) - any style, we prefer wire gate typeo Cordelettes (2) - 6 mm diameter, 6 meter lengths, untiedo Sewn Slings (2) - 1 single length (60 cm), 1 double length (120 cm)o Ice Screws (2) - 13-17 cm lengthOPTIONAL ITEMS *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participateo Adjustable Trekking Pole(s) - nice to have for approach/crevasse navigationo Summit pack – a 25 to 30 liter pack would doo Camera - we’re always looking for some shots for the PGS website!o Ear Plugs - essential for sound sleepo Thermos - vacuum typeo Note Pad and Pencil - Rite-in-the-Rain brand waterproof notebook workso USGS 7.5’ Cascade Pass Quadrangle o Ropeman or Tibloc - used in the crevasse rescue systemo Compass - adjustable declination requiredo Altimeter - Suunto watch works wello Map Case - large zip-loc will sufficeo Collapsible Water Canteen – good for storing snowmelt at campGROUP GEAR PROVIDED BY PGS *Please contact the guiding office if you prefer to bring your own gear in place of any of our group gear.o Tentso Stoveso Fuelo Cooking Potso Ropeso Technical Group Gear (elaborate crevasse rescue kit, VHF radio or SAT phone)o Group 1st Aid Kito USGS Maps for the area