One Week Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
You must bring the following items:
Training shoes / sneakers
Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)
Trekking trousers / pants
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Thermal baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rain pants
Warm fleece gloves or mittens
Eyewear - sunglasses
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)
Daypack 40 to 50 litres / 2000 to 2400 cu in
Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, altitude (Diamox), plasters and blister treatment.
The following items are optional:
T-shirts and/or casual shirts
Torch / flashlight
Sheet sleeping bag
Washbag and toiletries
Antibacterial hand wash
Small trekking towel
Camera, film, batteries
Change of clothes
Small padlock to lock trek bag
We request that you keep the weight of your main baggage to less than 15kgs for the baggage transfers.
There are a total of two nights spent in mountain huts where there is no access to trek bags. Otherwise group members will have access to their main luggage on each evening. Sleeping bags are not required, as bedding is provided. However we recommend you bring a sheet sleeping bag for use in the mountain huts.