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Equipment for winter hiking tours (comfort)

Personal equipment for winter radial trekking up is divided into:

Clothes for winter trekking

For moving in good weather one must have a set of light clothing (thermal underwear, light sweater and windbreaker), and in bad weather or at halt (at camp) one should put on one more pair of pants, warm sweater and jacket.

Boots

An extremely important item of equipment. You need to have special shoes for winter trekking. Features: high, warm, thick sides, water-resistant coating, durable sole.


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winter boots
Gaiters

Gaiters prevent boots from snow penetration, tightly seizing footwear around perimeter.
Rent is available.

Gaiters
Socks You may have several pairs of some kinds and put them in the following order: thin plain (pleasant for body), thick wool (warm), thin synthetic (tightly fix a thick sock).

winter stuff for trekking

Thermo and windproof trousers

It is desirable to have thermounderware or just thin underpants.

Windproof pants protecting from the wind and repelling snow are put on top of them. It is comfortable to use self-removing trousers, which can be removed without removing shoes.

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Thermounderware

Light golf or sweater, preferably with a membrane (or wool), pleasant for body.

Cotton should be avoided as it dries for long. Membrane (polartec) and wool fabric keep warm well even being wet.

Thermounderware
Light sweater
It is convenient to have a sweater of thin fleece or equivalent. sweater for trekking
Warm sweater
A thick wool or fleece sweater for severe frost or rest. stuff for trekking
Windbreaker/raincoat Light coat for moving during the day. Windproof and snow repellent. raincoat
Hat and mask

Any hat

At strong wind and frost a mask will protect the face from frostburn.

mask, balaklava
Gloves

Warm. The outer fabric is required to prevent from sticking snow. Preferably with a protective cuff from snow penetration. “Fingers together” are possible.

Knitted or wool products are not suitable.

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winter gloves
Warm coat Warm coat shall be needed at halt and at a very bad weather. warm coat

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Personal belongings for winter trekking

Backpack

A small knapsack (15 - 20 l) so you could put in a warm jacket, thermos flask and packed meal.

Terra Incognita backpacks proved to be durable and comfort.

knapsack
Flashlight

The best choice is a headlamp Petzl Tikka XP. It will be quite usefull for campfire sessions, evening strolls, etc.

flash light
Thermos flask
Thermos flask for 1 l.
thermos flask for the trekking in the Carpathians
First aid kit
Specefic remedies you use frequently. first aid kit
Small foam pad for sitting* For comfort siiting on any surface. foam pad for sitting
Personal-care set

Tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, towel, etc.

tooth brush, tooth paste, personal-care items
Documents

Passport in waterproof package (close at hand).

passport
Sunglasses

To prevent getting blind from UV light. You can take winter ski goggles.

sunglasses
Photo camera* Optional. photo camera
Knife* A small jack-knife. jack-knife
Lighter Optional. lighter
Ski-sticks*

Trekking sticks help to unload legs and keep balance.

ski-sticks

* - optionally





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