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 Amazon.com to ship some of it to India.
So here is the list I have prepared.
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.
2. Ice Axe
These are the best ones
These are the best for sports climbing.
Strap on crampons, good for an all rounder climb.
CiloGear 45L W/NWD WorkSack
For big heads, this is a great alternative.
8. Ice screw
This is the faster waterboiling system as yet and it runs on butane
The best multi fuel system.
11. Climbing Shoes
12. Snow Shovel
14. Sleeping Bag
This is a very nice guide I would recommend for everyone who wants to purchase a sleeping bag.
Peregrine EX -25 Sleeping Bag
Life in Spiti Amazon Store
We have made a collection of Amazon to make your adventure shopping easy for you.
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.