Traverse of the Picos de Europa
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.
Trainers / sneakers for wearing in the refuges
Walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)
Trekking trousers / pants
Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants
Thermal baselayer shirts
Casual shirts and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Sun cream (including for lips)
Antibacterial hand wash
Water bottles 1 Litre (x2)
Backpack c.40 litres
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Washbag and toiletries
Sunhat or cap
Sheet sleeping bag (for use in the huts)
Basic First Aid Kit including: headache tablets, treatment for upset stomach (e.g. Imodium or Pepto Bismol), antiseptic cream, plasters (Band aids) and blister treatment.
Small padlock (to lock the trek bag)
Small towel (for swimming)
Camera, film, batteries
Penkife (remember to pack all sharp objects in hold baggage)
Your KE Trek Bag with travel clothes, spare clothes etc. will be transferred to those overnight stops which are accessible by road. You will have access to this bag on the evening of Day 1, Day 4, Day 6 and Day 7.