Selkirk Lodge Equipment List


  • Wool or synthetic ski socks and liner socks
  • Long underwear top – synthetic or wool
  • Light fleece or wool sweater
  • Wind shell – nylon or ‘Schoeller’ type jacket
  • Waterproof breathable jacket (i.e. Gore-Tex)
  • Warm insulated jacket – down or synthetic
  • Long underwear bottoms – synthetic or wool
  • Multipurpose stretch nylon or ‘Schoeller’ type pants
  • Waterproof breathable pants (i.e. Gore-Tex)
  • Warm hat – wool or synthetic
  • Brimmed cap for sun protection
  • Face warmer – scarf, neck tube or balaclava (optional)
  • Light gloves – wool, synthetic or leather
  • Insulated gloves or mitts with waterproof outer shell
  • Spare gloves or mitts
  • Handkerchief for blocking the sun (optional)

Snow Safety Equipment

  • Digital avalanche beacon with good batteries (and spares)
  • Shovel
  • Probe (2.4m or longer preferred)

Travel Equipment

  • Skis or split board
  • Ski strap
  • Ski or snowboard boots
  • Poles
  • Climbing skins
  • Ski crampons (mandatory)
  • Skin wax (or a candle)
  • Any binding repair items to fix your specific travel setup
  • Ski helmet (optional)

Glacier gear

Glacier gear is provided at the lodge but feel to bring your own if you like.

  • Harness – fitted for over your ski clothing. Blue Ice, BD, Petzl and Camp make some good lightweight ski touring harnesses
  • Locking carabiners (x2)
  • Non locking carabiners (x2)
  • 6mm by 5m prussik cord (optional)
  • 120cm sewn climbing sling (optional)

Personal Equipment

  • Ski pack (30-40 litres)
  • Reusable lunch containers (for sandwiches, etc.)
  • Sunglasses (having both orange and dark/brown-tineted lenses helps for travel in all conditions)
  • Goggles (orange lenses)
  • Sunscreen and lip cream (SPF 30+)
  • Head lamp with good batteries
  • Insulated water bottle or thermos (1-2 L) (if you bring a hydration system bring a regular water bottle as a spare)
  • Lunch bag or container
  • Personal blister kit (i.e: Leukotape-P and Bandaid or Second Skin blister pads)
  • Pocket knife (optional)
  • Camera (optional)

Hut Gear

  • 30-40 L small duffle bag for flying into the lodge
  • Shoes for inside the hut
  • Hut clothing
  • Towel for the shower
  • Personal medications and toiletries
  • Ear plugs
  • Reading material
  • Chargers for electronic devices (USB plugins and AC power is available for charging devices).

Note: Winter boots for travel around outside of the hut are provided at Selkirk Lodge!


  • Personal beer, wine, or liquor – please bring cans instead of bottles if possible and pack this separately from your duffle in a small box or bag

Note: All bedding, pillows and duvets are supplied by the lodge

Group Gear (supplied by the guides)

  • Altimeter
  • Map and compass
  • GPS
  • Snow study kit
  • Snow and/or bush saw
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency tarp
  • Emergency toboggan
  • Group repair kit
  • Radio & satellite phone or inReach device
  • Ropes for glacier travel
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