What to Wear

List of Recommended Clothing


Weather can be unpredictable in the Canadian Rockies. We encourage you to come prepared with appropriate clothing, weatherproof layers as well as sunblock, sunglasses and water. As most of our trips involve an approach varying in distance, hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes are necessary for all objectives.

 

Rock Climbing Clothing List

Similar what you’d wear for a walk:

  • T-Shirt – Cotton for warm weather, synthetic for multi-pitch or cool weather
  • Comfortable Pants – Loose fitting, cotton for warm weather, synthetic for multi-pitch or cold weather
  • Insulation Layer Top – Fleece or wool sweater/jacket
  • Waterproof  Jacket
  • Waterproof  Pants
  • Sunglasses

Glacier Hiking Clothing List

Similar what you’d wear for a regular hike:

  • Wool or Synthetic Socks
  • T-Shirt – Synthetic or wool
  • Mid-Insulation Layer Top – Fleece or wool sweater/jacket
  • Hiking Pants – Multipurpose pants, ideally synthetic (no shorts)
  • Light Wind Shell – Windproof, water resistant layer
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Warm Jacket – down or synthetic
  • Toque
  • Brimmed Cap
  • Light Gloves
  • Sunglasses

Ice Climbing Clothing List

Similar what you’d wear on a ski hill:

  • Wool or Synthetic Socks
  • Base Layer Top – Synthetic or wool
  • Base Layer Bottoms – Synthetic or wool
  • Mid-Insulation Layer Top – Fleece or wool sweater/jacket
  • Pants – Ski pants work well (or combination of multipurpose pants and waterproof pants)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Warm Jacket – Down or synthetic
  • Toque – Wool or synthetic to fit under helmet
  • Scarf, neck tube or face mask
  • Light Gloves – Wool or synthetic
  • Ski Gloves or Mitts
  • Sunglasses

Alpine Climbing Clothing List

  • Wool or Synthetic Socks
  • Base Layer Top – Synthetic or wool
  • Base Layer Bottoms – Synthetic or wool
  • Mid-Insulation Layer Top – Fleece or wool sweater/jacket
  • Multipurpose pants
  • Light Wind Shell
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Warm Jacket – Down or synthetic
  • Toque – Wool or synthetic
  • Brimmed Cap
  • Scarf, neck tube or face mask
  • Light Gloves
  • Insulated Gloves or Mitts
  • Sunglasses

Ski Touring Clothing List

  • Wool or Synthetic Socks
  • Base Layer Top – Synthetic or wool
  • Base Layer Bottoms – Synthetic or wool
  • Mid-Insulation Layer Top – Flees or wool sweater/jacket
  • Mid-Insulation Layer Bottom – Multipurpose pants
  • Light Wind Shell – Windproof, water resistant jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Warm Jacket – Down or synthetic
  • Toque
  • Brimmed Cap
  • Scarf, neck tube or face mask
  • Light Gloves
  • Insulated Gloves or Mitts