Central Pyrenees Snowshoe Week

France, Snowshoeing, 8 days - from $1,390 (land only)

Snowshoeing

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:

Waterproof hiking boots (above ankle high)

Gaiters

Socks

Trekking trousers (pants)

Ski salopettes or waterproof overtrousers (rainpants)

Underwear

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal base layer shirts

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Windproof / waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (eg. down)

Lightweight thermal gloves

Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens

Warm hat & balaclava

Eyewear – sunglasses with side protection

Daypack (40 litres)*

Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre (x2)

Wash bag and toiletries

Antibacterial hand wash

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment. Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

The following items are optional:

Trainers / sneakers (for valley use)

Spare laces

Fleece trousers

Thermos flask

Camera, media, batteries

Travel clothes

The following are provided locally:

Snowshoes

Ski poles

Avalanche Transceiver, probes, shoves etc

Notes

* Day pack should be approx 40 litres and have outside straps for carrying the snowshoes when not in use. The items you have to carry (probes, shoves etc) are bulky but not heavy. Other items you need to carry in your daypack are your lunch, gortex, fleece, hot drink etc.

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