journeys to inspire -
naturally

guided alpine snowshoe
and walking tours

UIMLA International
Mountain Leader

essential summer trekking kit

Below is a list of clothing and kit to bring with you on a walking or trekking tour.

Please consider that you may be walking on the flat or uphill before stopping for photos, to admire a view or enjoy a snack. This means that you are likely to warm up and then cool down. It’s for these reasons that we advise clients to dress in layers, avoid cotton, especially next to the skin, and have extra warm layers to wear when stopping for any length of time - as a friend once put it: always dress for dinner!

A rucsac is necessary to carry safety equipment and will enable you to be flexible with your layers during the day so that you maintain a comfortable temperature.

  • Base layer- thermal or wicking type underclothing, not cotton
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece top
  • Walking trousers- Scholler type fabric
  • Shorts - optional
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof overtrousers
  • Hat and gloves (sun hat too on sunny days)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen (high factor at least 30 recommended) and lip protection
  • Walking boots with a good sole and ankle support
  • Rucsac 25-30 litres
  • Water bottle minimum 1.5 litre or a hydration system eg camelbak of a similar size
  • Dry bags or rucsac liner to keep your things dry if it rains
  • Lunch and snack food
  • Personal blister kit/first aid kit
  • Insurance documents and cash for buying drinks and cake!
  • Walking poles - optional
  • Camera
  • Sheet sleeping bag
  • Torch: a headtorch is ideal
  • Small wash kit and travel towel
  • Ear plugs (recommended), an eye mask of the sort handed out on flights can also be useful when sleeping in dorms
  • Cash (huts often don’t take credit cards)
  • Change of clothes
  • Larger rucsac

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