Backcountry Equipment

All participants in ZMC's side-country, backcountry and snowshoe tours 
We believe that all participants of ZMC's side-country, backcountry and snowshoe tours are fully aware of the dangers of avalanches and slips in the mountains, and are able to use their own judgment to avoid such dangers.      
We assume that you understand the dangers of avalanches and slips in the mountains and are able to use your own judgment to avoid such dangers.
We also assume that you have mountain insurance.    
If you are not insured, please take out insurance beforehand.​

 

■ For backcountry tours, please carry all of the following.

■ For side country tours, please refer to the list of non-equipment items.

■ For snowshoe tours, please bring all the snowshoes and other equipment listed in the Equipment section.

■ Equipment is available for rent, so please contact us in advance.

 

Personal effects list

・Beacon

・Gloves

・Shovel

・Seal

・Snow shoes (for snowboarders or lupine skiers) 

Clothing (including desirable items, if any)

・Wool or synthetic underwear, top and bottom
・Winter outer shell (can be ski or board)
・Gloves (leather or Gore-Tex and spare parts)
・Knitted hat
・Neck warmer (balaclava)
・Helmet
・Goggles (spare part)

 

Other personal belongings

・Zack
・Watch
・Compass
・Headlamp
・Medicine
・Lunch and snacks
・Drinking water (around 1lL)
・Hot water (in a thermos)
・Pocket warmer (if you have one, that would be helpful)

Mountain & Ski Guide by ZMC 

Mountain & Ski Guide by ZMC