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Gear List for alpine hiking

This is the list of gear we (Roger and Emile) took for the 1-week summer hike 2017. Do not copy it blindlessly, think about what YOU really need.


 

Clothes

  1. sturdy hiking boots
  2. hiking socks, 2 pairs
  3. hiking trousers, zip-off legs
  4. spare trousers, light, for at night or when other trousers are wet
  5. underwear, 2-4
  6. hiking shirt, short or long sleeve, 2-3
  7. t-shirt for night, 1
  8. 2 extra layers, longsleeve
    • microfleece
    • fleece
    • softshell
    • merino
  9. rain jacket
  10. rain trousers (unless weather forecast is very good)
  11. gloves
  12. warm hat
  13. headband
  14. sun hat or cap
  15. sunglasses
  16. buff scarf (optional)
  17. trekking sandals or slippers, for hut


 

Other Gear

  1. Hüttenschlafsack, sheet sleeping bag, silk or egyptian cotton
  2. washing powder, tiny bit
  3. suncream, min 30 SPF
  4. suncream for lips
  5. soap/shampoo, small
  6. toothbrush and toothpaste, small
  7. Hirschtalgcreme, apply before hiking, prevents blisters (optional)
  8. 1st aid kit, small, incl. compeed
  9. pocket knife
  10. mobile phone and charger
  11. map (2 per group)
  12. biwaksack or space blanket (1 per group)
  13. camera (optional)
  14. headlamp incl. good batteries
  15. rucksack, max. 50 litres
  16. rain cover for rucksack
  17. passport, if hike is abroad
  18. Alpenverein membership card
  19. hiking sticks (optional)
  20. drinking bottles, min. 1,5 litres
  21. towel, small
  22. earplugs (optional)
  23. extra plastic bags


 

Food

  1. bread, Pumpernickel or similar, 400gr
  2. sausages, 200gr
  3. cheese, 300gr
  4. nuts and dried fruit, 300gr
  5. energy bars, 1 per day
  6. fruit/vegetables, for the first few days
  7. teabags, in AV huts you can buy just hot water
  8. glucose tablets
  9. magnesium tablets


 

Money


 

Packing

Pack everything in plastic bags so it won't get wet when it's raining.


 

Weight

The absolute maximum weight of your rucksack including all water is 1/4 of your body weight or 15 kg, whichever is less.




 




 

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