Expedition equipment

The equipment is important ofcourse and especially in demanding weather conditions. What I focused a lot on is the issue of cold and how to handle feet and fingers. This applies both during hiking, climbing and when sleeping in the tent. A clothing layersystem works really well for the most part. At the bottom, there is a thin wool underlay with merino wool and at the outer layer I have a jacket that is wind- and waterproof. In between, I adjust with thicker undercoating and fleece material. At very low temperatures I take the thick down jacket and then I have up to 5-6 layers but always the jacket on the outside. For extreme weather I always keep the Gore-Tex pants and jacket on the outside. However, it is important to learn how the body works and to balance the load, the number of layers and the temperature. This takes its time and requires patience. It took me three expeditions to get a proper understanding of this.

My hands protect me with the best I could find in gloves and mittens. I use a liner inside the glove and also use an exchangeable woollayer inside the glove. I use four differnt types of protection for my hands:

  • Rock climbing gloves
  • Easy trekking gloves
  • Cold & demanding trekking gloves
  • High altitude mittens
  • Summit extreme mittens



  • Puls & Oxygene measurement: Beurer PO 40 Pulsox -PMI – Puls
  • Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire
  • Digitalcamera Olympus Tough TG-4
  • Videocamera Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker
  • Olympus adventure camera OM-D E-M1 Mark II
  • GoPro Hero 7
  • Satellite phone Iridium  Extreme
  • Satellite phone Thuraya Satsleeve for datacommunication with a iPhone7+
  • Satellite unit Isathub Inmarsat for datacommunication with a iPhone7+
  • Oakley Goggles Flight Decker with Prizm Sapphire Lens
  • Oakley Goggles Canopy with Rose Lens and Clear Lens for night climbing
  • Oakley Jawbreaker Protection 3 Lens
  • 2 x Portabel Powerbank 3C20A 20000mAh Black
  • Backpack Trekking model Osprey 50 ATMOS AG
  • Backpack Climbing Osprey Mutant 38
  • Headlamp Petzl NAO+ 750 lumen
  • Glacier Glasses protection class 3 Oakley Jaw Breaker Black Iridium Polarized
  • Trecking Poles for expeditions – Komperdell C3 Carbon Pro Compact
  • Trecking Poles- Black Diamond Carbon Fiber light weight Distance Carbon Z Poles
  • Ice ax – Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe With Grip
  • Ice ax – Black Diamond Cobra / Adze
  • Glacier Googles –  Oakley Flight Deck Google Matte Black W/PRIZM torchirid Antifog
  • Crampons –  Petzl Lynx, LEVERLOCK universal bindings with special carbonfiber 3D-printed fittings
  • Trekking/Climbing Boots La Sportiva Nepal Cube Gtx
  • Trekking/Climbing bootsLa Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo crampon protection cover (second choice)
  • Trekking/Climbing boots Millet Everest (first choice)
  • Trekking/Climbing La sportiva Genesis Goretex Black / Yellow
  • Trekking light weight boots La Sportiva Core High Gtx
  • Trekking light weight boots Han Wag
  • Climbing – La Sportiva TC Pro shoes
  • 24HMeal – Security heating system
  • Black Diamond & Petzl Rock Climbing Equipment gear
  • Kong back up orange / black 10-12 mm
  • Ropes: 3 x 60 m Mammut 9.2 Revelation Protect Rope 60m neon orange-fire

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