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REQUIRED GEAR

We will be following ISMF rules this year for mandatory gear.  Each competitor must have the following gear for all races

Skis

Minimum length: women - 150cm, men - 160cm

Bindings

Toe and heel piece must be same brand

Poles

 

Skins

At least 1 pair

3 upper body layers

1 layer must be a wind proof layer

2 lower body layers

 

Beacon

Conforms to standard EN 300718 457 kHz frequency

Shovel

No snow claws.  Minimum length 50 cm.

Probe

No probe poles.  Minimum 240cm

Helmet

Must meet UIAA 106 or CE EN 12492 standards

Gloves

 

Pack

 

Sunglasses  


In addition, racers on the technical teams race must each have the following gear:

Climbing Harness A commercial climbing harness conforming to UIAA standard 105
Via Ferratta Kit A commercial via ferrata kit with a shock absorber.  Kit must attach to rope with locking carabiners conforming to UIAA standard 128
Ascender A commercial ascender, no Prussicks, Ropeman, Tibloc's, etc.
Sling A commercial, sewn sling to connect the Ascender to the skiers harness
Locking Carabiner Sling must be attached to Ascender with a locking carabiner conforming to UIAA standard 121
Ice Ax Tentatively required
Crampons Tentatively required - Must conform to UIAA standard 153 with at least 10 spikes.


Recommended Gear

Harnesses

Via Ferrata

Ascenders

Crampons

 

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