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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.
CLOTHINGBASE LAYERo 1 thermal bottom - midweight or lightweighto 1 or 2 thermal tops - midweight or lightweighto Sock Liners - 2 or 3 pairo Socks - 2 pairMID LAYERo Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece Jacket - only one of these is necessaryo Soft shell type pantsOUTERWEARo Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacketo Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Pants - may be omitted w/ soft shell type pants if the forecast is good.o 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 or full sizeINSULATIONo Down or Synthetic JacketPERSONAL GEARo Internal Frame Pack - 50 Liter (3100 cu in.) minimumo Sleeping Bag - down or synthetic, 20 deg. F. minimumo Sleeping Pad - closed cell foam or self inflatingo Mountaineering Boots - leather or synthetic, stiff soled, crampon compatibleo Headlamp – lightweight LED recommended w/ extra batterieso Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide moutho Water Purification - tablets or filtero Bowl or Cupo Utensilso Small Knifeo Glacier Glasseso 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 length, plus ice tools if you have themo Crampons - 12 point STEEL, pre-fit to bootso Anti-balling plates - for cramponso Climbing Helmet - UIAA approved onlyo Climbing Harness - mountaineering style (e.g. B.D. Alpine Bod)CREVASSE RESCUE KITo 4 Locking Biners - at least 1 large HMS style and 1 regular lockero 4 Non-locking Biners - any style, we prefer wire gate typeo 1 - 6 meter Cordelette (6mm)o 1 - 3 meter Cordelette (6mm)o 1 Single Length Runner (60cm)o 1 Double Length Runner (120cm)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 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 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 water 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 (ice tools, crevasse rescue kit, VHF radio or SAT radio)o Group 1st Aid Kit
Should I tip my guide? And how much should I tip them? Although tipping is not a requirement it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or flat price tip that you are comfortable with.