Mountaineers usually bring their own personal equipment however occasionally some problems occur, such as lost baggage or some items worn out during expedition. There are several outdoor stores in Bishkek where everything necessary can be purchased. There are no such facilities in other towns of Kyrgyzstan. Cookwares and cooking supplies can also be bought in hunting or sportswear stores but the assortment is usually not very big and often can happen there is no necessary item. If special equipment needs to be purchase it is recommended to order it in advance from the store or through the tour operator. In addition, some tour operators can lend equipment such as: tents(high altitude, base camp, kitchen and dining tents), cooking wares utensils, satellite phones, USB-station and etc.