Tour Mont Blanc: Packing List

This is a complete list of what my traveling companion and I took for the TMB as an aid for anyone who’s planning to do it and camp along the way.

Good thing we brought rain gear!

Group Gear/Food:

  • Lightweight two-person tent
  • Stove and fitting pot/lid
  • Mess kit
  • Dehydrated meals
  • Beverages (coffees, hot chocolate and miso soup)
  • Oatmeal and sugar
  • Map
  • Guidebook
  • Compass
  • Repair kit (includes needles, thread, glue, patches, duct tape, spare buckles, big pin)
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera + spare battery and charger
  • Fuel canisters (purchased in Lyon)
  • 3 extra AAA head lantern batteries
  • Matches
  • First aid kit
  • Iodine tablets
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Trowel
  • 50′ nylon rope
  • Garbage bags
Not to mention cold weather gear

Individual Gear/Clothing/Food:

  • Backpack (65L)
  • Sleeping bag (20
  • Sleeping pad
  • Hiking poles
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Windshirt
  • Lightweight down jacket with hood
  • Vest
  • Camp pants
  • Convertible hiking pants
  • T-shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Underwear (2)
  • Socks (2)
  • Fleece camp socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Hut/camp shoes (Salomon lightweight travel shoes)
  • Liner gloves
  • Fleece hat
  • Bandanna
  • Headlantern
  • Rain cover
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Whistle
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle (1L)
  • Water bladder (2L)
  • Snack food (Shot Bloks, Clif Bars, trail mix)
  • Passport
  • Credit card
  • Bank card
  • Driver’s license
  • Green Card
  • Health card
  • Cash
Carrying camping gear was worth it for views like this

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2 replies

  1. Hi, I don't know if you'll see this since the post is a couple years old, but… I'm doing the TMB this summer and wondering if you had any trouble with getting food past customs? I read that you're not supposed to bring meat into the EU from the US, and most dehydrated meals have meat products.

  2. I had no problem at all but then in all my trips to Europe, no one has ever asked me about food. I doubt they really include dehydrated products in that category. They're much more concerned about fresh foods.

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