Italian High Level Trek

Italy, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from $2,000 (land only)

Trek & WalkClimbing

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your rucksack to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Mountain Boots (see notes below)

Gaiters (long or short)

Socks – technical walking socks are best (2/3 pairs)

Trekking Trousers/Pants (not cotton)

Waterproof Over trousers


Long johns

Thermal Base Layer x 2 (one with long sleeves for glacier travel)

T-shirt or casual shirt

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket (with hood)


Warm hat

Eye wear – sunglasses – category 3 or 4.

Thin gloves – leather or thermal

Warm gloves/ski gloves or mittens

Rucksack – 35-45 litres

Rain cover for Rucksack

Head torch – with new battery

Sun Protection (high factor for skin)

Lip salve – with sunscreen

Water bottle x 1 litre

Sleeping bag liner/sheet sleeping bag (silk is lightest)

Trekking poles x 2 (with baskets)

Small Wash kit and Pack Towel

Dry Bag to keep essentials dry


Small Padlock (for trek bag)

Basic First Aid Kit including: diarrhoea treatment (Imodium) painkillers, plasters / band-aids and blister treatment (zinc oxide tape and ‘Compeed’), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets are a good idea.

Mountaineering Equipment

Crampons – MUST be fitted with anti-balling plates

Crampon bag

Ice Axe

Mountaineering harness

Screw gate karabiner

The following items are optional:

Shorts (for non-glacial travel)

Extra warm layer/ duvet jacket – (prima loft or lightweight down)

Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring!)


Duck tape

Travel clothes

Travel shoes


Mountaineering Boots: Recommended boots for this trip are comfortable, warm and sufficiently stiff to take a crampon securely (A ‘worn in’ B2 boot is ideal) Plastic ‘Expedition’ Boots are NOT suitable for this trek / nor are B1 boots.

Crampons: Modern strap on crampons are perfectly acceptable for this trek and will fit any boot. All crampons MUST be fitted with anti-balling plates. Grivel Crampons - G10 or G12 with a strap system are excellent and they come fitted with anti-balling plates.

Equipment hire/ rental: The following equipment can be hired from KE: Crampons (with anti-balling plates); Harness Pack (with karabiner); Ice-axe. This can be reserved either when you book your trip or closer to your departure but we advise booking hire equipment as soon as possible to ensure availability. ** We do not hire mountaineering boots, but there are several shops in Zermatt renting boots that are suitable for this trip.

Sleeping bags/extra shoes – are NOT required as bedding and hut shoes/slippers are provided at mountain refuges. However, we do recommend you bring a sheet sleeping bag.

Needle Sports (specialist mountaineering equipment shop)

Needle Sports is the English Lake District's foremost specialist climbing shop supplying mountaineering, rock, ice, alpine and expedition equipment worldwide. Internationally recognised as among the very best of the UK's top technical climbing gear retailers. They have a good range of equipment appropriate for this trip and offer knowledgeable advice both on their website and in store.

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