Traverse of the Jotunheimen of Norway

Norway, Trek & Walk, 9 days - from $2,165 (land only)

Trek & Walk

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. On this trip you will be carrying everything you need. Considering that you do not need to carry either a sleeping bag or a camping mattress, it should be possible to keep the weight of your pack below 10kg / 22 lbs.

You must bring the following items:

Rucksack/Backpack approx 40 - 50 litres capacity

Trekking or lightweight mountaineering boots (which are comfortable, waterproof, warm and sufficiently rigid to take crampons securely)

Gaiters

Trainers / sneakers to wear in the huts

Socks

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rain pants

Underwear

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Shorts

Thermal baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Earplugs (Especially if you are not the one snoring)

Lightweight thermal gloves

Warmer over gloves or mittens

Washbag and toiletries

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

Water bottles 1 litre / quart (x2)

Antibacterial hand wash

Small towel

Sheet sleeping bag

The following items are optional:

Sun protection (including for lips)

Head torch / head lamp with spare batteries

Tupperware box (for packed lunches)

Trekking poles

Camera, media, spare batteries

Pocket-knife (must be packed in hold baggage during flights)

Small thermos flask (0.5 litre) – can be filled with hot drinks at the huts

Mountaineering Equipment (provided locally – see notes)

Mountaineering harness

Ice-axe

Crampons

Notes:

Appropriate mountaineering equipment (harness, ice-axe and crampons) will be provided at the Spiterstulen Refuge to be used on Day 5 when on the Svellnosbrean Glacier.

Please note: As you will not be returning to the start point after the trek, you will need to be able to get all of the above items into your backpack.

Every hut has a drying room.

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