Packing list and equipment

To make the backpack for the tour not too heavy, we have put together an optimal equipment checklist for the multi-day tour.

Equipment check

 Packing list and equipment

While you are packing at home, bear in mind that a rucksack that is too heavy can have a considerable impact on your enjoyment of the hike and on your sure-footedness. In terms of clothing, simply remember the layering principle that has long been used by all experienced mountaineers and involves wearing multiple thin layers of clothing as opposed to a single thick layer.
As allowances have to be made for sudden changes in the weather when planning a tour in the mountains, your clothing and equipment should also be tailored to such situations. In the case of a multi-day mountain hiking tour featuring a range of activities, such as a crossing of the Karwendel Höhenweg trail with one or more summit detours, we recommend the following equipment:

 

  • Ankle-high hiking boots
  • Functional underwear
  • Breathable shirt
  • Fleece pullover/jacket
  • Light down jacket (optional)
  • Weatherproof jacket with hood
  • (wind-resistant and water-repellent material)
  • Long trousers
  • (durable and elastic synthetic fibre material)
  • Hiking socks
  • Hat and gloves (not fingerless gloves)
  • Change of clothes (also for the mountain hut)
  • Rucksack (35-45 litres) & rain protection
  • Maps & guidebooks
  • Sun protection (sun cream, sunglasses, head covering)
  • Drinks bottle (min. 1.5 litres)
  • Emergency provisions (cereal bars, glucose, etc.)
  • First aid kit (incl. rescue blanket)
  • Mobile phone
  • Spikes (we recommend Snowline Spikes: http://www.kochalpin.at/en/brands/snowline/)
  • Telescopic sticks
  • Head lamp
  • Bivouac sack
  • Sleeping bag sheet and slippers for mountain hut
  • Toiletries and towel
  • Starter kit

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