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Equipment for tours in Georgia

Equipment for trekking

Equipment for rafting

Equipment for rising on the Kazbek

Personal mount equipment for rising

Trekking

As for weather, the trekking part is similar as trekking in Carpathians in Spring.
It means:

  • The day temperature can get 25 degrees and you must have shorts, t-shirt, cap
  • In the evening and in night the temperature can fall to 0 – minus 5 degrees. So you need to have warm clothes. You decide which ones. Somebody love warmth and takes down jacket, somebody likes to have additional warm sweater. Also you can dressed not only “very warm”, but to have an options “warm”, “warmer”, “very warm”. When it is cold you can dress absolutely all clothes (t-shirt, sweaters, windbreaker, raincoat etc.). Girls definitely must take down jacket.
  • There can be rain, wind, hail, snow. Moreover it all can be at the same time (with increasing of the altitude)
  • Under foots there is a grass, grass slopes, stone paths.

Clothing chechlist for summer trekking

Durable and reliable boots and raincoat should be chosen carefully.Carpathiam weather is very changable. Therefore, you'd better be ready for rains, wind, hot sun, fog, etc. At night temperature can fall to zero. Preparing clothing imagine you will travel within extremely moody territory. Do not forget extra set of socks and underwear.

 Trekking boots

  трекінгові черевики
Spare shoe (sandals)
  трекінгові сандалі
Socks Thick and thin. 2-3 pairs. шкарпетки у похід
Trousers Must protect from wind and push away water.
штани для походу в карпатах термоштани
Shorts Optionally.
щорти в похід
T-shirt Optionally. футболка карпати
Golf
гольф у похід
Warm sweater
Thick flis or woolen sweater товстий светр
Raincoat

Waterproof jacket or ponche.

дощовик

wind stop jacket

Wind stop jacket with a hood. вітровка
Cap and gloves Optional.
капелюх

Necessary things checklist for summer trekking in the Carpathians

Backpack 60-80 l. Can be rented. backpack
Sleeping bag

Comfort temperature - 0 degrees. Weight - two kilogram. It should be well insulated from water. Can be rented.

sleeping bag
Carrymat

Foam or inflatable pad for insulation from the ground. Can be rented.

sleeping pad
Eating set

Plate, spoon, cup. Set should be light and durable (plastics can be easily crashed).

spoon, plate, mug

 

 Waterproof pack

For warm things and sleeping bag. Can be replaced by simple plastic packs.

waterproof pack

Flashlight

The best choice is a head diodic flashlight, for instance, Petzl Tikka XP.

flashlight
Flask, 2l

A common water flask (capacity - 2 l); can be made of ecological plastics.

flask
Fist aid kit
Specific medications which you often use. The guide will have the common one. first aid kit
Small foam pad for sitting* For comfortable sitting on various surfaces.
small foam pad for sitting
Hygiene

Tooth brush, toothpaste, soap, towel, etc.

personal-care set
Documents In waterproof pack.
documents
Sunglass* Optionally.
sunglasses

Camera*

Optionally.
camera
Trekking stick*

Trekking sticks help to unload your legs and keep balance.

trekking stick
Knife* A small jack-knife.
jack-knife
Lighter* Optionally.
lighter

* - not necessary but useful things

Notes:

- trousers for rain - it is good to have one more trousers, which you need to clothe (over those, that are mentioned in the table) when there will be cold or rain. It is goog if there are holes for ventilation;

- passport - in this tour you should have foreign passport


 

Rafting

It is good such clothes for rafting as we recommend on the Cheremosh. The mini-bus will be near every day, so it is possible to adjust the list of things, and you’ll take to rafting only minimum of equipment.

Rafting clothes

Wetsuit

Certainly, wetsuit is the best choice for rafting. Especially, it is necessary in spring and cold summer. Wetsuit rentals

In spring or in rain you can rent additional raincoat


How to dress diving suit properly

wetsuit, rafting rafting equipment
Neoprene socks Neoprene socks can get wet but keep your foot warm and comfort. Neoprene socks rentals neoperene socks

Shoes

Boots or sneakers one or two sizes up in order thick socks to fit on.

rafting shoes

Gloves

Neoprene gloves save hands from frizzing and small scratches. You can use any other thin gloves.

Available for renting.

rafting gloves
Waterproof suit

Suit repels water and protects against splashes; considered as quite decent alternative to the wetsuit. It is recommended to wear it on light pants and polo neck. Waterproof pants and jacket - just for sale.

 waterproof jacket and pantswaterproof jacket and pants

ордана - спорядження для рафтингу

We recommend buying clothes for rafting manufactured by "Ordana" (Kyiv). It’s of high quality, wide range of articles, and reasonable price.

Clothes for camp

Being in camp you should use comfortable, warm clothes, and raincoat. In the evenings and mornings temperature can descend below zero, sometimes it rains and snows. Also hot days are quite possible, when you can wear shorts and T-shirt. As well you can use this clothing for day hiking in the mountains; therefore your shoes should be water and mud proof.

T-shirt Warm pants
Hat
Polo neck
Shorts Baseball cap
Warm sweater
Warm socks

Parka Boots or trainers

Raincoat Slippers or sandals

Camp equipment

Sleeping bag and sleeping pad  (for rent)
Plate, spoon, mug, thermos
Flashlights
Personal-care set
Sun-protection cream

 

 


 

Rising on the Kazbek

1) Rising to the Meteorological station
For the rising to the Meteorological station in fact is need the clothes and equipment similar as equipment for trekking. But final list must be formed considering the necessity warm clothes for rising.
Nuances:

  • Sleeping bad must have comfortable regime not less then – 5 degrees. For girls it is better warmer.
  • As we’ll have warm things and equipment for rising, the bagpack will be heavy
  • At last quarter of rising to the meteorological station the impact of height will be felt
  • Perhaps, if there will be difficulties, we will stretch the rising to the meteorological station for one and half days.

2) Rising on the Kazbek
There will be absolutely winter weather on the meteorological station and higher. If it is pretty quiet in the meteorological station, then higher on the 4 thousand meter (during rising) it can be: frost till – 10, strong wind, bright sun, mist.
During rising there will be areas, where you will wait till the ropes will be hanged, there will be enough time to feel cold, so you have must a possibility to dress warm. But clothes must not make uncomfortable the using of system and ropes, must be strong (don’t damaged during incidence, work with rope).

For moving in good weather one must have a set of light clothing (thermal underwear, light sweater and windbreaker), and in bad weather or at halt (at camp) one should put on one more pair of pants, warm sweater and jacket.

Boots

An extremely important item of equipment. You need to have special shoes for winter trekking. Features: high, warm, thick sides, water-resistant coating, durable sole.


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winter boots
Gaiters

Gaiters prevent boots from snow penetration, tightly seizing footwear around perimeter.
Rent is available.

Gaiters
Socks You may have several pairs of some kinds and put them in the following order: thin plain (pleasant for body), thick wool (warm), thin synthetic (tightly fix a thick sock).

winter stuff for trekking

Thermo and windproof trousers

It is desirable to have thermounderware or just thin underpants.

Windproof pants protecting from the wind and repelling snow are put on top of them. It is comfortable to use self-removing trousers, which can be removed without removing shoes.

trousers for trekkingодяг у похід
Thermounderware

Light golf or sweater, preferably with a membrane (or wool), pleasant for body.

Cotton should be avoided as it dries for long. Membrane (polartec) and wool fabric keep warm well even being wet.

Thermounderware
Light sweater
It is convenient to have a sweater of thin fleece or equivalent. sweater for trekking
Warm sweater
A thick wool or fleece sweater for severe frost or rest. stuff for trekking
Windbreaker/raincoat Light coat for moving during the day. Windproof and snow repellent. raincoat
Hat and mask

Any hat

At strong wind and frost a mask will protect the face from frostburn.

mask, balaklava
Gloves

Warm. The outer fabric is required to prevent from sticking snow. Preferably with a protective cuff from snow penetration. “Fingers together” are possible.

Knitted or wool products are not suitable.

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winter gloves
Warm coat Warm coat shall be needed at halt and at a very bad weather. warm coat

Notes:

- boots - must be compatible with your crampons;

- trousers - there can be different combinations, that depnd on available clothes in your wardrobe. If you have warm trousers like ski trousers - it can be cold down where usually there is already a ski boot. Also warm trousers give you a possibility for effective ventilation, because it can be very hot on the uphill. If you take 3 pairs, you must think about possibility of ventilation. If you are planning about clothing during rising - it necessarily must be easy undress trousers (that you can quickly undress);

- warm clothes - rising on the top will start in the night, so it will cold. So from the beginning you can cloth in all warm clothes and during first our to dress off littli bit as you will feel warm. When we will get a glacier, after 2-3 hours we must cloth on again, because wind and frost there is strong, and farther clothing will become harder because of altitude and steep slope. During coming back you can dress of free. Usually down jackaets have thin and soft external material. So to do not damage it you can cloth in over a raincoat or windproof jacket. It is good, it jackets allow you to work comfortable with alpine harness and ropes (it must be dressed under alpine harness).


 

Personal mount equipment for rising

Spring hook  
Crampons They must be good for your boots.
Prusik  
Ice-axe with a thong  
Cowtail Loop of webbing or band from rope 10 mm
Alpine harness (lower)  
Helmet Need only in one place on the distance 300 m

We can give you the personal mount equipment for a rent. But some elements can be of old-style.