Snowshoeing Packing List

Snowy girls

We recommend that people snowshoeing are equipped with the following:

Technical equipment (supplied by us and included in price unless you have your own)

¤ Lightweight plastic snowshoes
¤ Ski Poles
¤ Avalanche Transceiver
¤ Snow Shovel

Clothing suggestions

¤ Thermal underwear- 1 set as a base layer
¤ Fleece
¤ Waterproof jacket
¤ Waterproof over trousers
¤ Warm hat
¤ Warm gloves
¤ Warm walking socks
¤ Gaiters (not essential but very good for keeping dry feet)
¤ Sun hat or peaked cap
¤ Water bottle or Platypus
¤ Sunglasses/Goggles
¤ Camera
¤ Binoculars
¤ Sun block for face and lips

Items for those doing day walks

¤ Day pack for holding water, picnic lunches, snow shovel, extra clothes

Items for Hut to Hut Weeks Only

¤ 40 litre rucksack
¤ Head torch and batteries
¤ Personal First Aid kit (plasters,compede, paracetamol)
¤ Water bottle or Platypus
¤ Penknife
¤ Change of clothing to include: underwear, tracksuit bottoms/ long-johns, dry shirt, spare socks
¤ Paperback novel
¤ Maps
¤ Ear plugs (there is always one snorer)
¤ Snack bars/dried fruit/chocolate (though picnics supplied by refuges are usually ample)
¤ Sheet sleeping bag (blankets supplied by refuges)

Optional Extras

¤ Swimsuit for thermal baths or a lake swim.
¤ Washer/flannel for in front of the washbasin once over (note – most refuges do not have showers, but occasionally there is one that does – often for a small fee). Water and particularly hot water, is a very big luxury at altitude.