Mont Blanc Snow Shoe Week

France, Snowshoeing, 8 days - from $1,645 (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. Items marked* can be hired locally and pre-arranged through KE.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots (must be waterproof)

Snow shoes (provided)

Gaiters

Trainers / sneakers (for valley use)

Socks

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Underwear

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Windproof / waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (eg. down)

Daypack of approximately 30 litres capacity

Water bottles 1 Litre (x2)

Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens

Fleece hat & balaclava

Eyewear – sunglasses with side protection

Ski goggles

Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries

Sunhat

Sheet sleeping bag liner (for overnight in monastery Day 6) The following items are optional:

Lightweight thermal gloves

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

Waterproof liner for your daypack

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details

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

Thermos flask

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Ski poles (provided)

Swim-wear (for the hot tub)

Travel towel (for overnight in monastery Day 6)

Camera, film, batteries

Travel clothes

Spare clothes

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Notes:

Specialist Equipment: Snowshoes, ski poles, and standard safety equipment including an avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel will be provided by KE, and available to collect at Yeti Lodge.

If you wish to take your own walking poles, make sure that they have snow baskets fitted.

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