You cannot embark upon any expedition or climbing without skills or proper equipment. Taking upon any mountain above 8000 metres requires proper mountaineering skills. This includes scaling mountains like Everest or Lhotse which have harsh terrains. But even if you are climbing small mountains like Mount Baruntse, the skills are equally important. Some mountains are graded technical while others are not. If a mountain has been deemed “technical”, you will have to understand that such mountains require very specific climbing skills even if they are not as tall as Everest or Kanchenjunga.
Secondly, any mountaineer (especially in the Himalayas) has to face extreme cold weather conditions. The equipments while climbing you are the following:
- Synthetic undergarments
- Synthetic socks
- Long Woolen Underwear
- Synthetic T-shirt /Vest
- Fleece Shirt & Jacket & Pants
- Waterproof Pants & Insulated Jacket
- Lightweight and Heavyweight Gloves (Waterproof)
- Waterproof Warm Hat/Cap
Other than these obvious warm clothing you will be need all kinds of ropes, harnesses, crampons, ice axe which will be required during your climb.