While the LAS Alpine Club has a lot of loaner equipment, it’s always great to have your own. This applies especially to boots, which are essential to a great mountain hiking experience.
Here we’ll gather some equipment resources for you.
The DofE (Duke of Edinburgh) Shopping Website has a great selection tailored to young people, but it’s all from the UK.
Rental gear and prices available through Hefti Sports (Swissrental) are shown in the chart below.
Ski touring (a.k.a., alpine touring, randonner): Boots: 19chf/day. Skis: 48chf/day. Skins: 15chf/day (skins are not on the price list below). TOTAL for ski-touring outfit: 82chf/day. Most of their ski-touring gear has tech bindings (i.e., pins). They have at least 2 pair of skis with bindings that can take regular ski boots. Subtract 10% when renting on your LAS account.
Other gear: Snowshoes: 19chf/day. XC gear (set) classic: 28chf/day; skating: 38chf/day. Mountaineering boots: 19chf/day. Subtract 10% when renting on your LAS account.
Hefti’s phone in Leysin is +41 24 494 1677; email@example.com. Hours: 8:30-18:30, 7 days/week. In Les Mosses it’s: +41 24 491 1567; firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours: 09:00-17:30, 7 days/week.
Inventories of Alpine Club (including International Award) gear are being kept on Google Sheets (only visible to LAS accounts).
Alpine Club Equipment (Mat). This is the current version of our equipment inventory.
AC – Alpine Club / IntAward Equipment Inventory (John). This is the original equipment inventory from 2015. We should continue with the improved version created by Mat (see above).