Equipment List

TEAM KIT

Tangent Expeditions will provide the following kit. For teams, this kit will be shared group kit unless stated:

  • Garmin InReach tracking and two way messaging device
  • Pulk sled and harness per person
  • Mountain tent suitable for Arctic conditions (usually a North Face VE25), with aluminium snow pegs and floor insulation
  • Cooking stove set, including multifuel stove, fuel and fuel bottle, repair kit and all necessary accessories
  • Pan set
  • PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) for emergency use
  • Firearm and ammunition
  • Flares
  • Snow saw
  • Snow shovel
  • 4 x days of lightweight food for event (per day: 1 x dehydrated breakfast, 1 x evening meal per person plus lunch and snacks. Minimum 4000 kcal per person per day.)
  • 1 x day of emergency food (1 x breakfast, 1 x evening dinner, plus lunch and snacks)
  • 5 x days of hot/energy drinks teas/powders with milk/sugar (to make 5 litres per person per day)
  • 4 x days of 24hr camping food for other days in Greenland (at base camp)
  • Toilet paper
  • Group first aid kit
  • Survival shelter (4 person)
  • Full strength (single) rope for glacier travel
  • Group crevasse rescue equipment (2 x ice screws, 1 x snow stake, 4 x 2m tape slings, karabiners)*

PERSONAL KIT

Each participant is responsible for providing their personal kit:

  • Large travel bag (100 litre advised)
  • Watch (including new plus additional spare battery)
  • Hand held compass
  • Emergency whistle
  • Head torch
  • Ski goggles
  • 100% UVA/UVB Sunglasses (maximum category 4 protection)
  • 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
  • Insulated cup (with lid)
  • Utensils – 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 are all acceptable) or snowshoes
  • Climbing harness plus 3 large screw gate karabiners
  • Down booties for inside tent (optional)
  • Thermal socks
  • Underwear
  • Insulated hat with ear protection insulation
  • Full face balaclava and/or neoprene face mask
  • Thin thermal base layer gloves
  • Windproof fleece intermediate gloves
  • Ski gloves or insulated down / expedition mitts
  • Personal first aid and medical items (including Compeed blister kits)
  • 1 litre pee bottle (plus Shewee or similar for female participants)
  • Wet wipes, hand-gel