Climbing in Spiti is challenging because of its remoteness and its terrain, but there are many unclaimed peaks waiting to be claimed and when the valley is closed in the winter time, there are many frozen waterfalls that you can climb, provided you are able to reach Spiti and that will be another adventure altogether.

To make is easy for you, I have made list of equipment that I recommend for alpine climbing in this area.

Also, none of it will be available in India, but if you don’t mind the shipping and duty costs, you can always use to ship some of it to India.

So here is the list I have prepared.

1. Tent

Ice climbing in Spiti means walking in ice for hours and that means you might not always be in a position to reach the nearest village. So you will have to stay somewhere and for that you’ll need a tent. Your regular four season tent might not be effective in the -30˚C temperature of Spiti so make sure you buy the right one.


Black Diamond First Light
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Black Diamond Firstlight Tent Vestibule
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Black Diamond Mega light tarp
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2. Ice Axe


Black Diamon Viper
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Black Diamond Fusion
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These are the best ones

Petzl Nomic
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These are the best for sports climbing.

3. Crampons


Black Diamond Cyborg
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Strap on crampons, good for an all rounder climb.

Petzl Lynx
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4. Backpack


CiloGear 45L W/NWD WorkSack

5. Helmet



Black Diamond Vapor
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Black Diamon Vector
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For big heads, this is a great alternative.

6. Quickdraw


Petzl Ange Finesse
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7. Rope

Beal Cordes Opera
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8. Ice screw


Petzl Laser Speed Light
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9. St0ve


Jetboil Zip Cooking System
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This is the faster waterboiling system as yet and it runs on butane

MSR Dragonfly Stove 
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The best multi fuel system.

10. Carabineers


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Camp Photon Lock
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11. Climbing Shoes


Scarpa Phantom 8000
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12. Snow Shovel


Black Diamond Transfer 3 Shovel
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13. Slings


Sterling Dyneema Sling
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14. Sleeping Bag

This is a very nice guide I would recommend for everyone who wants to purchase a sleeping bag.

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Peregrine EX -25 Sleeping Bag

Mountain Hardwear Phantom™ Spark 28° Sleeping Bag – Long
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Bharat Bhushan is a professional mountaineer and instructor at NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) and was one of the first person to climb some of the waterfalls in Spiti area.