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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 LISTIf you are in need of any of these items, please follow the red links to see the equipment we have tested, recommend, and sell through our online retail shop, Pro Ski and Mountain Service.
BASE LAYER Men's - Womens's
• 1 Bottom - midweight or lightweight• Non-Cotton Underwear• 1 or 2 Tops - midweight or lightweight• Sock Liners - 2 or 3 pair• Ski Socks - 2 pairMID LAYER Men's - Women's• Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece - only one of these is necessary• Soft shell pantOUTERWEAR Men's - Women's• Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacket• Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Pants • Warm Hat - should cover ears• Sun Hat - baseball type or visor• Lightweight Gloves• Ski GlovesINSULATION Men's - Women's• Down or Synthetic Jacket PERSONAL GEAR• Day Pack - 25 to 40 Liter• Headlamp - lightweight LED recommended• Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide mouth• Sunglasses - adequate for snow travel• Goggles• Sunscreen - SPF >25, waterproof• Lip Balm - SPF 15+• Personal Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.• Waterless hand cleaner- there is no running water in the huts.• Small Personal 1st aid kit - blister repair (Compeed™), aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.• Ear Plugs - essential for sound sleep SKI GEAR• Skis - Alpine Touring or Telemark• Ski Boots - Alpine Touring or Telemark – no downhill boots• Ski Poles - telescopic poles work well, but not required• Alpine Touring Bindings - Lightweight recommended• Climbing Skins• Ski Crampons - THESE ARE REQUIRED!• Ski Brakes SAFETY GEAR• Transceiver - single frequency, 457 kHz only, new batteries at start of trip• Shovel - compact, lightweight, metal blade preferred• Probe - dedicated probe only, ski poles do not suffice TECHNICAL GEAR• Ice Axe - 55-70 cm length, lightweight• Boot Crampons - STEEL ONLY; NO ALUMINUM!, check fit prior to departure• Anti-Balling Plates - fit to crampons• Climbing Harness - lightweight, BD Alpine Bod style. GLACIER TRAVEL KIT• 2 Locking Carabiners- (1) large HMS style and (1) regular locker• 2 Non-locking Carabiners - any style, we recommend wire gates• 1 Single Length Runner• 1 Double Length Runner• 1 Cordelette - 6 mm diameter, 6 meter length
OPTIONAL ITEMS *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participate.• Extra battery for your phone as power outlets can be somewhat limited in the huts• Skin Wax• Thermos - vacuum type• Compass - adjustable declination a must• Altimeter - Suunto watch works well• Sleep Sack - lightweight silk or cotton• Warm Socks - to sleep in• Foot Powder GROUP GEAR PROVIDED BY PGS • Ropes• Technical Group Gear and VHF radio• Group 1st Aid Kit ➢ We recommend bringing cash for use in the huts to purchase snacks, lunches, and drinks. Water must be purchased and costs approximately $7 per liter. Most Pro Guiding Service customers have found bringing $200 to $250 in the local currency allows for a good hot meal in the afternoon and plenty of drinks (including beer) for a six-day hut trip.