Alpine Club Vienna: Hiking in Austria

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Gear list for hiking in the Austrian mountains

Motto: As little as possible – as much as necessary

  • Clothes and shoes in the car before/after the hike
  • Passport, ÖAV member card, driving licence
  • Money, money machine card (Bankomatkarte), credit card
  • Business cards (optional)
  • Cell phone (opt.)
  • Camera, films, accessory (e.g. photo bag, flash, batteries, lens cleaning kit)
  • Backpack (at least 40 liter, preferably more)
  • Small backpack or hipster bag for short hikes in between
  • Hiking boots (suitable for high alpine trekking)
  • Hiking sticks (preferably adjustable in length)
  • Mountaineering trousers (jeans are less suitable)
  • Spare mountaineering trousers (opt.)
  • Mountaineering jacket (protection against cold, wind and rain)
  • Pullover
  • Shirts/blouses, T-Shirts (opt. functional material)
  • Underwear (opt. functional material)
  • Socks/Stockings (opt. special hiking fabric)
  • Cap with screen
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream
  • Lip gliss (opt.)
  • Drinking bottle (at least 1 ½ liter)
  • Snacks
  • Grape sugar (Traubenzucker) or other energy bars (opt.)
  • Case for snacks
  • Little first-aid kit / personal medicine / hiking kit (e.g. special bladder protection plaster, powder, foot cream)
  • Warm cap (protecting the ears also)
  • Gloves
  • Shawl or neck tie (opt.)
  • Thermos flask (opt.)
  • Gaters (opt.)
  • Map
  • Booklet with route description (guide) (opt.)
  • Song book (opt.)
  • Reading stuff (opt.)
  • Notebook (opt.)
  • Ball point pen or the like
  • List or address book: addresses for writing picture post cards, phone numbers
  • Clothes for the hut
  • Shoes for the hut
  • Linen sleeping bag for the hut (“Hüttenschlafsack”)
  • Flashlight
  • Toilet bag
  • Towel
  • Paper handkerchiefs (also suitable as toilet tissue)
  • “Ohropax” (opt.)
  • Travel alarm clock (opt.)
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