Morocco winter kit list

This is s suggested kit list. You may have preferred equipment that you have found works for you in these environments and activities. If so then feel free to adapt the contents below. 

Approx 100 Litre duffle bag or similar and/or rucksack (please make sure kit bags have shoulder straps because in winter the mules only go as far as the snowline, after which porters carry the bags to the hut)
35-45 Litre Rucksack 
Large lightweight rucksack liner
Small stuff sacks, waterproof, various sizes.


Waterproof shell jacket - breathable
Waterproof shell trousers - breathable
Gaiters goretex or equivalent

Very warm insulated jacket; Down, Primaloft or similar

Thick Fleece / softshell jacket
Wool/microfleece top
Mid-Weight trekking trousers (synthetic/thin softshell)

Long sleeved base layer top (synthetic)
Light base layer leggings / running tights (optional)
Thermal Base Layer Leggings (optional)
Long sleeved thermal top (optional)
Underwear (synthetic dries quicker)

Warm hat to cover ears
Thin Balaclava (optional)
Buff (optional)
Wide brimmed Sun Hat or cap with neck veil
Glacier glasses cat 3 UV polaroid
Ski Goggles cat 2-3 UV polaroid (optional but very useful in windy conditions)
Nose shade (optional)

Thin liner gloves (two pairs are useful)
Mid weight fleece or windstopper gloves (optional)
Warm insulated Mitts (+lanyards)
Warm spare gloves/mitts to be carried in case of loss of first pair
Shell mitts (optional but good in wet conditions)+ lanyards

Thin liner socks(optional)
Trekking socks
Warm mountain socks
Warm winter mountaineering boots B1 or B2 crampon compatible, hybrid eg Scarpa Manta/Charmoz (speak to us about other suitable options) Full plastic double boots are not required and are likely to be uncomfortable for most of the terrain encountered.
Crocs/sandals/flip flops/down booties (optional but useful at refuge)

City / travel clothes & shoes (can leave at guesthouse)

Compact 4 season sleeping bag (comfort temperature -5C) - it can get very warm in the refuge with a lot of people so a 3 season bag is possible since they also have blankets to lend out. 
Compression sack for sleeping bag

Head torch & spare batteries
Watch with light and alarm
Camera, memory card & batteries (optional but strongly reccommended!)
Solar charger (optional)
Altimeter (optional)
MP3 player (optional)
Roaming, Unlocked or In-Country mobile phone (optional)

REPAIR KIT (optional but potentially useful)
Gaffer Tape
Super glue
Thick cable ties
4mm accessory cord ~2m
Needle + extra strong thread

1 litre drinks bottle for lower down
1 flask for hot drinks higher up
A few high energy snacks eg chocolate, energy drink powder, energy gels, jelly cubes etc (Bring plenty of these, some days we will have a very early breakfast and possibly a late lunch)

Toilet roll in plastic bag + strong zip-lock bag for toilet paper if used on the trail
Ear plugs (very useful at refuge in shared room)
Passport & copies, visa, insurance details, money, credit cards, plane ticket no.s
Waterproof pouch for documents
Books, Cards, Games
Diary & Pencil

10 or 12 point crampons (make sure these fit your boots well, take your boots to the shop when you buy them)
Walking axe & leash
Walking Poles with snowbaskets
Mountaineering harness
Screwgate HMS karabiners x2
Climbing sling, long ~120cm

Antibacterial hand gel
Wet wipes (optional)
Toothbrush with cover
Roll on deodorant
Shaving gear & small mirror
Showergel/shampoo (<100ml for before/after climb)
Microfibre trekking towel

Ibuprofen tablets
Antiseptic Wipes
Latex gloves
Adhesive Plasters
Blister Plasters
Zinc Tape
Antihistamine tablets (optional)
Sunblock Cream
Lip Salve
Water Purification Tablets
Rehydration Sachets
Personal Medication as required:
  eg. Asthma Inhalers, Insulin, Epi-Pen etc

Possible Additional Personal First Aid Items
Ibuprofen gel
Insect Repellent (for Marrakech)
Chemical handwarmers
Throat Lozenges
Knee/ankle support eg. tubigrip
Crepe Bandage
Hydrocortisone Cream
Prochlorperazine tablets (for sickness/nausea; prescription required)
Ciprofloxacin tablets (general antibiotic; prescription required)
Acetazolamide tablets (for altitude; prescription required)

Note: you must check with your GP for your personal suitability to all medicines and their possible side effects and interactions. Please inform us of the details of all regular medication that you intend to use though the course of your trip and any relevant allergies and medical history related to them. You also need to check the requirements and regulations of the airline and all countries visited in relation to medications. For example; laws governing transport of some pain control medication and the need keep insulin at a suitable temperature, ie not in the cargo hold.