Essential Gear for Tower Ridge - A Winter Ascent Adventure

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Embarking on a winter ascent of Tower Ridge is an exhilarating adventure that demands the right gear to ensure your safety and success. At Summits, we understand the importance of having reliable equipment for such challenging expeditions. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the essential gear you need to tackle this renowned route on the North Face of the Ben.

1. Climbing Helmet

Protecting your head is paramount, especially when navigating tricky terrain. A sturdy climbing helmet is a must-have, shielding you from falling rocks and potential hazards. Check out our range of climbing helmets designed to provide optimal safety without compromising comfort.

2. Harness and Climbing Rope

A dependable climbing harness and rope are essential for roped sections along Tower Ridge. Your harness should fit snugly and have ample gear loops for carrying essential equipment. Pair it with a high-quality climbing rope, available in various lengths to suit your needs. Explore our collection of climbing harnesses and climbing ropes to make the right choice.

3. Crampons and Ice Axes

Given the icy conditions during winter, crampons and ice axes are vital for secure footing and reliable self-arrest. Opt for crampons compatible with your winter boots, and select an ice axe with the appropriate length for optimal performance. Discover our range of crampons and ice axes to equip yourself for the challenges ahead.

4. Winter Boots

Investing in proper winter boots is essential for a comfortable and safe climb. Insulated and waterproof boots provide warmth and keep your feet dry amidst snow and ice. Explore our selection of winter boots designed to tackle extreme conditions while ensuring traction and support.

5. Headlamp and Spare Batteries

Winter days are shorter, and your ascent may extend into the night. A reliable headlamp and extra batteries are essential to maintain visibility and ensure a safe descent. Check out our assortment of headlamps that offer long-lasting illumination for your expedition.

6. Winter Clothing

Layering is key in winter mountaineering to regulate body temperature. Choose moisture-wicking base layers, insulating mid-layers, and a waterproof and windproof outer layer. Don't forget essential accessories like gloves, a warm hat, and a balaclava. Explore our collection of winter clothing designed to keep you comfortable in adverse weather conditions.

7. First Aid Kit and Emergency Equipment

Prepare for any unforeseen situations with a compact first aid kit, including bandages, pain relievers, and antiseptic wipes. Carry essential emergency equipment such as a whistle, a pocket knife, and a lightweight emergency shelter.


Conquering Tower Ridge in winter is a thrilling achievement, but proper gear is non-negotiable for a safe and successful ascent. At Summits, we are committed to providing outdoor enthusiasts with top-notch equipment for their adventures. Browse through our wide selection of climbing gear and winter equipment to gear up for your next thrilling expedition. Remember, being well-prepared ensures you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty and challenges of nature while staying safe and comfortable. Happy climbing!

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