Equipment Lists

Team Equipment (to be provided by your team)

PLB (Personal Locator Beacon)*

Satellite telephone (must use Iridium network service)*

Satphone SIM card with a minimum of 75 minutes talk time at race start*

SPOT / Tracker (to be carried and operated by the Team Leader)*

Batteries for SPOT / Tracker (new set plus two spare new sets)

Altimeters (minimum number of 2)

Pulk sled*

Mountain Tent (expedition suitable for arctic winter conditions. eg. North Face VE25, MHW Trango or EV, Terra Nova HD Quasar, Super Quasar, Hyperspace, Hilleberg Saivo, Tarra, etc)*

1 spare tent pole of each type/length, plus two metal pole sleeve repair tubes

20” aluminium snow pegs*

2 x Cooking stoves (must be identical and able to operate on White Gas / Coleman fuel)

Stove fuel bottle, stove spares kit, lighters and all necessary stove accessories

Lightweight cooking pan set

5 litre plastic fuel container (officially approved) and pouring spout

Small fuel funnel

Tent floor insulation

Group first aid kit

Blizzard survival bag

Survival shelter (4 person)

Snow saw

1 spare adjustable ski pole

full strength 60m rope

Group crevasse rescue equipment (2 x ice screws, 1 x snow stake, 4 x 2m tape slings, karabiners)

Spares & Repair kit (include Gaffer/Duck tape)

Personal Equipment (to be provided and carried by each individual)

Large travel bag (100 litre advised)

Watch (including new plus additional spare battery)

GPS (including new plus additional spare batteries)

Hand held compass

Emergency whistle

Head torch

Sleeping bag (comfort rated to -17 degrees C or below, or a ‘normal’ operating temperature of -25 degrees C, or an extreme rating of -30 degrees C or below)

Sleeping mattress (closed cell foam) – under layer

Sleeping mattress (inflatable / down mat) – top layer

Breathable and windproof personal survival bivouac bag (as an all weather sleeping bag cover for a forced emergency snow shelter use)

2 x 1 litre Metal Flasks

Avalanche Transceiver (including new and two sets of additional spare batteries)*

Avalanche Probe (minimum length 240cm)*

Snow shovel*

Insulated cup (with lid), Spork, knife, multi-tool

Insulated down jacket

Wind shell (jacket & trousers/salopettes)

Thermal base & mid layers (full length arm, body and leg coverage)

Ski boots (must be suitable and appropriate for temperatures down to -30 degrees C)

Skis / Bindings / Poles / Skins / Waxes (Alpine, Nordic, Telemark, Back Country all acceptable)

Pulk sled & harness

Climbing harness, karabiners & personal crevasse rescue items

Climbing helmet (optional, at team’s discretion)

Lightweight ice axe with hand leash


Down booties

Thermal socks


Ski goggles

100% UVA/UVB Sunglasses (maximum category 4 protection)

Insulated hat with ear protection insulation

Full face balaclava and neoprene face mask

Thin thermal base layer gloves

Windproof fleece intermediate gloves

Ski gloves

Insulated down / expedition mitts

Personal first aid and medical items (including blister kits)

1 litre Pee bottle (plus Shewee or similar for female competitors)

Toilet Paper (in re-sealable plastic bag)

* = Available to hire or purchase through Tangent Expeditions LTD

All personal and group equipment must be in full technical working order as if new.

Equipment / Additional Services provided by Tangent Expeditions

Weather monitoring service of available forecasts

Latest weather updates sent to team satellite phones each day

Internet availability at Constable Point base only (additional cost)

Specific team safety equipment (maps and flares)

Toilet and shower facilities at Constable Point (showers at additional cost)

Available to hire: pulk sled, TNF VE25 tent, Personal Locator Beacon, Avalanche Transceiver, Avalanche Probe, Snow Shovel, Bear Warning Fence, Rifle/Shotgun & Ammunition, flares