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Material rental

The ESAC has an extensive material depot that contains both summer and winter material. As an ESAC member, ESAC reunist, NSAC member or external, it is possible to rent material from this. Priority is given in this order. You can reserve the material at the material commissioner and (unless otherwise stated) pick it up and return it to the mathok. In addition, the ESAC also rents topo's, guides and maps. See the library for this.


By signing the rental agreement you agree to the material regulations and the HR (house rules). For more information and questions, or a reservation request, send an email with the rental period and required material to the MatCo. Note: This request has only been established after written confirmation.

A short summary of the rental conditions:

  • The treasurer sends the rent to be transferred via an invoice. If you do not accept direct debits, you must transfer this yourself;
  • The rented property is collected and returned to the material commissioner. The tenant is responsible for this;
  • Return the materials quickly after use. Return it as it was rented. If material is returned too late, is lost or damaged due to carelessness, the amount due will be recovered from the tenants. Any damage will be noted in advance.

NB. For rentals by non-ESAC'ers, you can be asked for a security deposit. Priority rules apply when renting material, see the Material Regulations.


The costs for renting equipment can be found in the price lists below:

In addition, there are a few standard packages available:

Package Content Price/week (SAC price)
Touring ski set Touring skis*, skins, ski crampon, snow shovel, probe, avalanche beacon €92,25
Avalanche set Snow shovel, probe, avalanche beacon €25,-
Summer alpinism set Ice axe, crampons, bivy bag, ice screw €20,-
Ice climbing set Crampons, set of ice axes €18,50

*Excluding mandatory maintenance (waxing at €18,50, set available at MatCo)

The costs are defined per week. Half the weekly price is charged for a weekend. A quarter of the weekly price is charged for a day. Material for an NSAC summer or winter course and ESAC activities is exempt from payment for ESAC members.

Tips and additions

Materials that are not (or no longer) available in the depot can be rented from outdoor sports shops, ski & snowboard shops and rental companies. Inform and book in time near your area! Not every store has a complete range of winter tour equipment in stock for rental. If you are going to rent snowshoes, make sure you get alpine snowshoes. Otherwise it will be of no use and you cannot make traverses. if in doubt, ask the MatCo. Skiers can use regular ski poles, but snowboarders need telescopic poles or 'folding poles'. Advice for when you rent or borrow equipment: check it at home for defects and put it together. Check battery level (or better: buy new ones), mounting of ski crampons and skins, touring bindings for functioning and connection to your ski boots, etc. Moreover, you will not get ice-cold, wet fingers at home next to the heating while you are figuring everything out. Good to know: Equipment rental for an NSAC summer or winter course and ESAC activities is exempt from payment.