Dolomites Via Ferrata

Italy, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from $1,780 (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 daypack to a minimum. Please remember you will be carrying all your equipment between the huts. In practice since bedding is provided this will amount to a sheet sleeping bag and a minimal amount of toiletries

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Socks

Underwear

Trekking trousers – (not too tight!)

Waterproof jacket

Waterproof over trousers

Thermal Base Layer(s)

Trekking shirt(s)

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Gloves for protection on cables (fingerless biking gloves are ideal)

Sunhat

Warm hat

Sunglasses

Water bottle/bladder (1 - 2 litres)

Daypack 30 - 40 litres (NO external frames)

Head torch with new battery

Sun Protection (high factor)

Lip salve – with sunscreen

Wash bag (toiletries)

Sheet sleeping bag

Rucksack liner to keep contents dry (a bin liner would be suitable)

Small and light fold-a-way bag (to store items at the huts that are not required on climbs)

Small Padlock (for trek bag if you are bringing it)

Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium)

painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment,

The following items are optional:

Trekking pole(s)*

Travel towel

Shorts

Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring)

Camera

Travel clothes (can be left in hotel)

The following safety equipment is provided free of charge:

Climbing Harness

Climbing Helmet

Via Ferrata Lanyard, together with auto-locking karabiners

Notes:

*Trekking poles are useful especially for descents. However your poles must be fully retractable and you must have a system in/on your rucksack for stowing the poles securely

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