Chad Kellogg's Everest Gear List

8:39 a.m. on May 9, 2013 (EDT)
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Summit Day Equipment list for Kellogg's Speed Record Race. I thought people might be interested:


- Base Camp to Camp 2: La Sportiva Crossover GTX shoes

- Camp 2 to Camp 4: Batura 2.0 GTX

- Camp 4 to Summit: Olympus Mons with fixed Sabretooth crampon

Socks: Patagonia Mountain socks, GORE-Tex socks

Footwarmers: Human Edge Tech battery operated foot warmers for above Camp 3


- Base Camp to Camp 2: YakTrax XTR rubber slip on traction device for running shoes

- Camp 2 to Camp 4: Black Diamond Contact crampons

- Camp 4 to Summit: Black Diamond Sabretooth crampons

Pants: Outdoor Research Supercharger Pants

Baselayers: Outdoor Research Sequence long-sleeve crew merino wool 

Upper-body layers:

- Outdoor Research Lodestar Jacket

- Outdoor Research Havoc Jacket


- Outdoor Research Ninjaclava

- Outdoor Research Revel Cap 

Helmet:  Black Diamond Vapor Helmet


- Outdoor Research Alti Mitt 

- Outdoor Research Arete Gloves

- Outdoor Research Stormtracker Gloves

Poles: BD Carbon fiber custom Whippet

Harness: Black Diamond custom harness

Pack: Ultra Spire Ultra Hydration pack


- Julbo Superstar Goggles

- Julbo Explorer glasses

First aid items: Dexamethazone in case of emergency

Oxygen: The Summit Sherpa who will accompany Chad from Camp 4 to the summit will use oxygen, and will carry one extra bottle for Chad in case of emergency

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8:46 a.m. on May 9, 2013 (EDT)
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This a U/L speed race to set a record, so this has to be an absolutely minimal kit.

  • Top brands, Outdoor Research and Black Diamond
  • Lots of GoreTex, right down to the socks, but none in the jackets or pants. Not expectng rain on Everest, I suppose.
  • No ice axe (!?), but he's using BD Whippet poles, which have a self-arrest feature.
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