Free Gear

Up to $1,500 worth of high-quality outdoor gear will be provided to you when you complete your fundraising requirement and no later than 30 days in advance of your adventure. Once you complete your fundraising requirement, you will receive the following (BAWT reserves the right to substitute items based on availability):

Sample Gear Package for Alpine Climbs ($1,500 value):

  • internal frame backpack (approximate volume: 4,000 cubic inches)
  • 15-degree sleeping bag
  • lightweight sleeping pad
  • LED headlamp
  • trekking poles
  • medical kit
  • Clif bars
  • GU energy gel and GU²o sports drink
  • mountaineering guide book (various titles available)
  • $250 Columbia gift certificate plus a 50% Columbia discount coupon, meaning you get to select up to $500 worth of gear or clothing from Columbia, Sorel, Mountain Hardwear and Prana

Some technical gear will be provided on loan by the guide service as part of your climb package. This gear includes:

  • ice axe
  • crampons
  • climbing harness
  • helmet
  • ropes
  • carabiners
  • mountaineering boots

Any gear that is necessary for your trip and that is not provided either as part of the gear package or on-loan from the guide service is your responsibility to provide. All of these items are clearly outlined in the Orientation Packet, which you will receive upon registration.

Sample Gear Package for Backcountry Treks ($500 value):

  • internal frame backpack (approximate volume: 4,000 cubic inches)
  • 15-degree sleeping bag
  • LED headlamp
  • trekking poles
  • medical kit

Participants on these treks will also have the option of forgoing the above gear package for a Columbia gift card worth $500 for clothing and gear from Columbia, Sorel, Mountain Hardwear and Prana.

Participants may also borrow gear from the Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) gear library for their trip. 

 
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