Alpine climbing is similar to mountaineering, but it’s done in a faster and lighter manner. In addition to having a high level of fitness, the climber must pack the bare minimum of equipment to attempt a faster climb than the one usually planned in mountaineering.
I do it cause I can blog will use Alpine climbing to refer to any technical and/or strenuous mountain climbing trip done light and fast.
Typical Alpine Climbing Gear Includes (but not limited to):
- Most often, Alpine climbing is done during winter and cold seasons. Therefore, special warm clothing is required
- Some technical equipment (this is a broad topic as terrain changes, and gear must be chosen based on the terrain)
- First aid kit
- Lighter, 3m length of 1.5mm cord, emergency blanket
- Light mountaineering tent
- Sleeping bag (depends on the temperature)
- Trekking poles
- Mountaineering ice axe
Why Alpine climbing?
It is for the mountaineers who are looking for a challenge. It will push their limits as they face treacherous terrain and wild weather.