Corsica Haute Route - Trekking the GR20
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:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants
Baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)
T-shirts and/or casual shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Eyewear - sunglasses
Lightweight thermal gloves
Sleeping bag (comfort rating 0°C/41°F)
Daypack c. 45 litres / 3000 cu in
Headtorch / head lamp and batteries
Sun protection (including for lips)
Water bottles x 2 (1 Litre / Quart) or 2 litre Camelbak/Platypus style drinking system. We highly recommend camelback/platypus system for this trek.
Washbag and toiletries
Tupperware lunch box (0.6 litre / 40 cu in capacity)
Fork & spoon
Small padlock (to lock trek bag)
Basic first aid kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Immodium) painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, antihistamine cream/tablets (in case you get bitten!) and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.
The following items are optional:
Sleeping bag liner
Thermarest (note that closed cell foam mats are provided)
2 trekking poles highly recommended
Trainers / sneakers or sandals
Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring!)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Camera, media, batteries
Group members will have access to their trek bags on 5 nights (6 nights including Bastia). Effectively, this means that on 12 days you will be carrying your sleeping bag and any overnight essentials.