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Q: What do I have to bring myself during a basecamp voyage?

We recommend the following items for your basecamp cruise:

Outer clothing layer

  • Windproof, waterproof, breathable jacket with hood
  • Windproof, waterproof, breathable pants/salopettes

Middle clothing layer

  • Synthetic/wool fleece/pile jacket/pull-on
  • Synthetic/wool fleece/pile pants/salopettes
  • Fleece vest or jacket

Base clothing layer

  • Synthetic/wool thin top (long/short sleeves/zipped)
  • Synthetic/wool thin pants/long johns

Neck, head, and face

  • Synthetic/wool balaclava or Neck gaiter/scarf
  • Synthetic/wool hat
  • Windproof cap with peak/ear protectors
  • Sun hat
  • Facemask

Feet and legs

  • Gaiters (Gamaschen)
  • Synthetic/wool thin/thick long socks
  • Thin synthetic under-socks (against blisters)
  • Woolen sleeping clothes and socks


  • Gloves (Gore-Tex outside, Thinsulate inside, preferably ski/snowboard gloves with grip)
  • Windproof mittens
  • Synthetic/wool thermal mitts/ finger gloves
  • Down mittens
  • Thin (base layer) synthetic/wool mitts/gloves
  • Mitt/glove support (around neck)


  • Sun glasses/glacier glasses with sides
  • Spare glasses/lenses

Skin and hygiene

  • Sunblock, sunscreen, fatty lip salve (no water)
  • Eye mask/earplugs
  • Toiletry kit/towel


  • Personal medication
  • 25-litre rucksack
  • One-liter water bottle
  • Waterproof bag (for camera equipment)
  • Film or memory cards

Snowshoeing and mountaineering

  • Please be aware that for some mountaineering activities, previous experience may be required. Having the correct boot type does not mean automatic inclusion for more technical activities. This is for your safety as well as our own. Please see our mountaineering manual for further information.
  • Mountaineers must bring their personal sturdy mountain boots with sufficient ankle support and stiff soles. Mountain boots must be designed to fit crampons. Crampons will be supplied on board.

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