Expedition Tick List

Updated 8th January 2016

These lists are not guaranteed definitive in any particular situation, but do include most of the possible options. They are only options – decide if they are relevant to you and, if so, the amount or quantity needed – don’t forget spares where needed!

We are grateful to Paul Walker of Tangent Expeditions for recently updating these lists – go to www.climbgreenland.com for current Tangent Greenland Expedition dates and information.

Lists are under the following headings in order;                               Expedition Tick List as pdf  (5 pages A4)

  • Personal pre-travel checks/handluggage
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Project equipment
  • Personal expedition equipment
  • Group gear
  • Tools/spares kit

Personal pre-travel checks/hand luggage

  • Passport/extra photos
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations/medical incl. teeth
  • Phone
  • Watch/altimeter watch
  • Tickets
  • Personal rescue/medical insurance
  • Cash/travellers cheques/credit-debit cards
  • Writing materials/diary
  • Waterproof plastic zip bags
  • Eyeshield/earplugs
  • Toilet/hygene kit, towel, wet wipes. razor
  • Address book
  • Personal contact details
  • Non-expedition travel clothes
  • Swimming gear?
  • Mini pack towel
  • Holdall – for storage in last ‘civilised’ place

Clothing

Outer layer
      • Windproof breathable jacket with hood
      • Windproof breathable pants/salopettes
      • Down jacket (duvet/parka)
      • Down trousers/salopettes
      • Down suit
      • Water related – eg, drysuit/wetsuit
      • ‘Survival suit’
Thermal Layer
      • Synthetic/wool fleece/pile jacket/pull-on
      • Synthetic/wool fleece/pile pants/salopettes
      • Fleece waistcoat
Base Layer
  • Synthetic/Merino wool thin top (long/short sleeves/zipped)
  • Synthetic/Merino wool thin pants/long johns
Head
      • Synthetic/wool full face balaclava
      • Synthetic/wool hat
      • Windproof cap with peak/ear protectors
      • Sun hat
      • Headband
      • Facemask
      • Neck gaitor/scarf
Feet/Legs
      • Mukluks
      • Ski boots
      • Mountaineering boots
      • Down/synthetic fill boots (camp/tent wear)
      • Gaitors/insulated gaitors
      • Spare laces
      • Liner socks
      • Synthetic/wool thin/thick long socks
Hands
      • Ski/mountain gloves
      • Windproof overmitts
      • Synthetic/wool thermal mitts/gloves
      • Thin liner gloves
      • Down mitts
      • Thin (base layer) synthetic/wool mitts/gloves
      • Mitt/glove support (around neck)
Eyes
      • Ski goggles (substantially windproof) (100% UVA/UVB)
      • Sun glasses/glacier glasses with sides (100% UVA/UVB)
      • Spare glasses/lenses
      • Sleeping blindfold (for 24hr arctic light)

Food

      • Man-day rations
      • Base food
      • Goodies
      • Food containers/bags

Project equipment

      • Project equipment

Personal expedition equipment

Sleeping
      • Sleeping bag (synthetic/down)
      • Sleeping bag liner – fleece/pile/silk
      • Thermarest mattress/down filled sleeping mattress
      • Closed cell foam mattress
      • Sleeping bag cover
      • Bivi bag
      • P-bag—for all sleeping gear
      • Head torch
      • P-bottle (1 litre wide top!)
      • Toilet paper
Travelling gear
      • Sled/pulk, hauling harness/shaft/rope
      • Gear/Sled bags
      • Rucksac/travel holdall/kitbag
      • Day sack (hand luggage)
      • Skis/bindings/sticks/skins/waxes + spares
      • Hands Free compass support
      • Berwyn bindings for soft boots
      • Harscheisen
      • Ski waxes/skin adhesive
      • Walking poles
      • Avalanche probe/personal alarm
      • Sun screen/lip salve
      • Hydration system
      • Dry bags

Safety

      • Personal medication and mini first aid kit
      • Ropes/slings/karabiners/etc if no other group gear being taken
      • Climbing Crampons
      • Bear fence
      • Bear spray
      • Firearms and ammunition (bear deterrent)
      • Mini flares

Climbing gear

      • Crampons
      • Mountaineering harness
      • Helmet
      • Ice axe/hammer
      • Ropes – climbing/abseil
      • Tape slings/karabiners – snap/screw
      • Ice screws/rock pitons
      • Rock protection
      • Belay/descendeurs
      • Prussic loops
      • Pulley
Eating
      • Knife
      • fork
      • spoon
      • Insulating vacuum mug
      • Bowls
      • Vacuum flask, 1 litre
      • Water bottle (with insulation pouch)
      • Vitamin tablets
      • Water purification tablets
Miscellaneous
    • Camera/case + films/memory/spare batteries
    • External battery case
    • Camcorder
    • Tripod
    • Multitool
    • Matches/lighter
    • Mirror (signal mirror)
    • Tent/snow seat
    • Wash/hygene kit
    • Personal goodies
    • Personal sewing/repair kit

Group gear

Camping gear
  • Tent + bag + repair kit
  • Emergency tent
  • Emergency group bivi
  • Tent snow brush
  • Thermometer
  • 2-4mm closed cell tent floor insulation sheets
  • Shovel
  • Snow saw
  • Snow stakes/anchors/ice screws/aluminimum snow pegs
  • Marker wands
  • Stove + fuel + spares
  • Spare stove
  • Stove board
  • Smother blanket
  • Stove windshield
  • Stove fuel
  • Fuel bottle (1 litre size)
  • Other fuel containers
  • Pots/pans/lids
  • Pot handle
  • Water filter
  • Detergent/scrubbies
  • Matches/lighter
  • Loo paper
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Storage bags
  • Binoculars
  • Group first aid/medical
  • Group safety/crevasse rescue equipment and ropes
  • Alarm clock
  • Candles/lightsticks
  • Writing paper/pencils/pens
  • marker wands
  • Tool/materials kit—see separate list below
  • Solar panel with correct attachments and adaptors
  • Wind generator
Navigation
  • Compass, baseplate
  • Spare compass
  • GPS and plenty of spare batteries
  • Maps
  • Aerial photos
  • Altimeter
  • Radio (VHF air band and/or marine band)
  • Walkie Talkie SW radios
  • SPOT tracker
  • Personal Locator Beacon (PLB 406/121.5mhz)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Satellite Phone
Tools
  • Sewing kit
  • Multitool
  • Small hand drill + bits
  • Posidrive/flat screwdrivers
  • Small saw
  • Small adjustable spanner
  • Crampon file
  • Mini clamp for ski repair
Materials
  • Duck tape
  • Wire (copper/steel)
  • Cord (tent cord)
  • Araldite
  • Impact adhesive
  • Supaglue
  • Cable ties
  • Tent pole repair kit
  • Pulk repair kit/spare cover/bag buckles
  • Stove repair kit/spares
  • Hose clips (Jubilee clips)
  • Cigarette lighters
  • Nuts, bolts, washers, screws
  • Fabric for repairs
  • Freight labels for returning freight