Nemo Tenshi 2 person tent-
From basecamp to high camp, this two-person tent has you covered. On an August climb of Mt. Baker, we tested an overnighter at high camp and used the Tenshi’s removable 10-square foot vestibule to increase shelter space by more than 30 percent. At 28 square feet, living space is tight and headroom just adequate for 2 climbers just under 6 feet. But a fair trade when talking about a sub 6lb tent. The Tenshi is a brick-walled beast and can handle squall force winds, heavy down pours and the worst snow storm you can throw the tents way. This should be a backpacker’s favorite for high mountain climbs.
Thermarest 800 fill Down-
Should have a comfort rating between 20° and 0°F. This Down sleeping bag from Thermarest keeps you warm on a regular weekend hike, or at high base camp. With sleeping pad attachments on the bottom, this bag will stay in place while you sleep. The compression capability is great when trying to stay ultra-lite, and ultra-small for those long expeditions. Upgrade to a Gore-Tex shell or equivalent for trips in sub zero temps.
Cosmo Air Insulated
Updated for 2014. The innovative NEMO Cosmo Air Insulated is a compact and lightweight inflatable sleeping pad. Providing a 3" sleeping base while weighing less than 2 pounds. The Cosmo Air Insulated is ready-made for 4-season backpacking. An integrated foot pump makes inflation easy.
Sleeping bag Liner
If your sleeping bag is not rated between 20-0 and your pad does not have an “R” value of at least 4, I suggest a liner that will add 15 degrees of warmth. Sea-to-summit makes some incredible liners that can add warmth and comfort. The plus side: use this in the summer as your sleeping bag. Don’t need to carry extra weight when you can use this on warm weather hikes.