Always Be Prepared

The following lists are recommended items to bring on the expeditions. Not everything is required, however it may be recommended depending on the location, time of season, and/or activity of the sessions. Do note, our guides will have some supplies in the case for emergencies, but they are not to be used as common gear.


Camera Equipment

The following is recommended camera gear:                                                              

  • DSLR Camera
  • Waterproof cover (Camera Poncho)
  • Wide angle lens
  • Telephoto Lens (24-70mm/24-105mm preferred)
  • Neutral Density Filter (ND) (required for flowing water images)
  • Graduated ND Filter (5-6 stops preferred)
  • Tripod (Required)
  • Wireless remote/trigger (can be purchased for $20-30 on amazon)
  • Lens cleaning cloths
  • Headlamp with red filter (200+ lumens)
  • Flashlight
  • Laptop for editing courses to follow along (must have Photoshop/Lightroom)
  • European plug adapters
  • Adequate camera bag (in good condition)


The following is recommended clothing based on season: (FS-Fall/Spring, S-Summer, W-Winter)

  • Snow jacket (waterproof) (W)
  • Gloves (FS, W)
  • Thermal underwear/Leggings (W)
  • Soft shell jacket (FS, W)
  • Beanie hat (W)
  • Hiking boots (FS, S, W)
  • Waterproof poncho (Large enough to fit backpack under) (FS, S, W)
  • Fast wicking long-sleeve shirt (FS, W)
  • Fast wicking T-shirt (FS, S)

Hiking Gear

The following is recommended hiking gear:                                                                   

  • Tent*
  • Sleeping bag* 
  • Compressible pillow* 
  • Mobile air mattress
  • Burner stove*
  • Stove fuel*
  • Backpack (large enough for all of your gear
  • Headlamp with red filter (200+ lumens)
  • Sunscreen (seasonal)
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Refillable water bottles
  • Trekking Poles
  • Utensils
  • Lantern    
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletry kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Eye shade (based on extreme high latitude trips in summer time)                                                      

*Required subject to trip, read through expedition details on whether it is required. Most trips include lodging, however are specific for backpacking. Please read the details or contact us for assistance in determining if your trip requires these items.