The Icefield Traverse is an equipment intensive pursuit, and environmental conditions are somewhat warmer and wetter than many other glaciated landscapes (especially Antarctica and Greenland). If you’re planning to apply for the 2019 field season, please feel free to look at our 2018 Equipment List. We will make some minor changes for the 2019 season (posted later this winter), but the 2018 list gives a good idea of what you can expect. If you have any questions, please reach out to Program Manager Annie Boucher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Most of our rental equipment is reserved for students, but there may be some pieces available for faculty. Please do not rely on JIRP for rental skis.