Please read this only as a middle of the road guide – the suggestions have been used over the past 9 years in this event.
Racing snakes and Journeymen/women may wish to adapt it up or down accordingly.
In making this list I am assuming that the athlete is on foot pulling a sled containing a majority of their kit. In addition they will be carrying a small rucksack and a front pack of some description (reverse bumbag for instance).
The list may not be conclusive, so if anyone notices something obvious that is missing, please let me know. Again as a starting point for this list, we are assuming on the start line it will be around -30 degrees.
There is a logic to every item that has been put on the list, but it would be too long winded to explain that logic here – most will be obvious, but what might not be can be explained via email or at the training camp later in the year.
The underlying theme for a majority of the list is that quality in an Arctic Environment counts. I cannot recommend highly enough, chatting to us before you go mad with kit and clothing purchases.