Cthulhu Dark -- Everest Equipment Manifest

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Cthulhu Dark -- Everest Equipment Manifest

Post by Dr. Gerard » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:45 pm

I will mostly allow any equipment that seems plausible, but I thought it would be fun to post a manifest. I've looked at equipment lists for the Mallory expeditions and borrowed heavily from Chaosium's Beyond the Mountains of Madness campaign book. I haven't listed food supplies at this point, but I can add or edit this list as we go if needed.

Each of the foreign climbers carries:

1 set of adjustable webbing straps attached to metal spring clips (used to hold the oxygen mask in place)
1 metal tin of Brand & Co. Savoury Meat Lozenges (bullion)
1 compass
1 pair sun goggles
1 wood-and-steel ice axe
4 sleeping bags
2 pencils
1 pad of paper
1 wristwatch
1 brass altimeter
1 coil cotton climbing rope, 100’ ft.
1 pocketknife
1 box of matches

Clothing:
1 fur-lined leather helmet
1 set of cotton-and-silk long underwear
1 flannel shirt
1 woolen pullover
1 pair cotton trousers
1 canvas outer garment
1 pair hobnail boots
1 pair fingerless gloves
1 pair heavy gloves
1 pair Burberry's Shackleton gabardines (a kind of primitive windsuit)
2 soft Kashmir puttees (a strip of cloth wound around each leg from ankle to knee)
Waterproof bags to pack clothing in

Shared Equipment:

Basic Kitchen Kit
2 camp stoves
1 kerosene tray, fuel can openers
Nansen camp stove and repair kit
8 mugs
6 gallons kerosene
Primus stove and repair kit
Cooking alcohol
Scales
Forks, spooks, matches in waterproof tin

Repairs Box:
Copper wire, rivets, needles, heavy thread, basic tool kit

Medical Kit:
Field dressings, cotton wool, boric wool, pleated lint, pleated bandages, roll bandages, adhesive tape, collodion, cocaine eye drops for snow blindness, codeine, antiseptic, antibiotic, ampoules , scissors, forceps, scalpel, needles, surgical grade silk.

Surveying Kit:
1 Theodolite, Logarithmic tables, angle books, protractor, square, clinometers

Weather Kit:
Vane Anemometer (wind speed, direction)
Norwegian grid nephoscope (cloud direction and velocity)
Mercury-thallium thermometer (for low temperatures)
Barometer (pressure)
Storm glass (for temperature change)
Snow gauge, ice accretion indicator

Other equipment:
2 pairs Hensholdt Artillerie field binoculars
1 pair brass 30x60 naval binoculars with tripod
Two collapsible Kodak Vest Pocket cameras
1 Hypsometer
1 pocket spectrometer
3 pairs skis and poles
3 .303 Lee-Enfield rifles
1 ammo box, 400 rounds
6 alcohol thermometers
2 spades
Four canvas tents
6 oxygen apparatuses
40 oxygen cylinders, 2 per “person day,” so enough for 5 people for 4 days for normal alpine climbing.
Various specimen jars and labels
6 battery-operated torches
Last edited by Dr. Gerard on Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Cthulhu Dark -- Everest Equipment Manifest

Post by trevlix » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:26 pm

Can we have a couple lanterns, or would that have been considered unsafe or unlikely to take?
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Re: Cthulhu Dark -- Everest Equipment Manifest

Post by Dr. Gerard » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:01 pm

trevlix wrote:Can we have a couple lanterns, or would that have been considered unsafe or unlikely to take?


Yes, of course. Good catch. Added to the end. An expedition in 1933 even found a working torch left in one of Mallory's old camps.
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