What to Bring on Excursion
Equipment is the fundamental element to fully enjoy the hiking.
Clothing should consist of multiple layers to manage temperature changes at high altitudes and sudden climate variations.
Hiking boots that protect the ankle with a sturdy Vibram sole. The shoe should be comfortable and previously worn to avoid abrasions and discomfort that might spoil the pleasure of the hike.
There are different types of hiking socks that provide thickness and lightness in sensitive areas, depending on the fit. We recommend including a spare pair of socks in the backpack.
Comfortable undergarments, possibly technical, to prevent chafing and abrasions.
Breathable short or long-sleeved T-shirt depending on the season. For colder periods and for those more sensitive to cold, we recommend Merino wool. Carry a spare in the backpack to avoid cooling down during breaks and once you reach your destination.
Intermediate layer: fleece or other technical garment for maintaining warmth.
Down jacket for low temperatures or variable weather conditions.
Outer shell jacket with wind protection in GORE-TEX or similar material, with a hood for rain protection.
Fleece or waterproof gloves.
HAT AND BANDANA
To protect the head and eyes from the sun and the neck from the cold.
Comfortable long pants. If you start with shorts, make sure to pack long pants in the backpack.
With shoulder straps and quick-access pockets for food reserves.
Sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent.
Water bottle or CamelBak.
Useful for early morning starts or evening returns. Remember to check that the battery is charged.
In case of medication use, don’t forget to pack it in your backpack.
Always useful in the backpack in case of necessary stops in particularly low-temperature conditions.
FIRST AID KIT
For scratches, blisters, and insect bites.
Trekking poles help reduce strain on the joints, provide balance on trails, ease effort, improve posture, and rhythm. They are not mandatory but recommended, especially for those new to hiking.