Here is a list of clothing and equipment in general that it is good to have to face one or more days at high altitude.
The material marked with a * only concerns trips that include an overnight stay in a refuge.

  • Backpack 30lt
  • Harness
  • Ice ax
  • Crampons with anti-slog
  • High mountain boots with rigid sole
  • Headlamp
  • Sticks for walking
  • Sheet bag (no sleeping bag, in the refuges there are blankets)
  • High mountain/glacier sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Cap
  • Heavy and warm gloves (also for skis)
  • Spare light gloves
  • Breathable T-shirt
  • Windstopper or fleece sweater
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket (e.g. in Goretex)
  • Down filled comforter
  • Mountain trousers, if light, provide tights to wear underneath
  • Mountain socks
  • Leggings
  • A spare T-shirt
  • A spare pair of hiking socks
  • Small personal pharmacy (we recommend a headache pain reliever such as aspirin + compeed or foot blister patches)
  • Camera
  • 1 liter water bottle or thermos
  • Something to nibble on the way up (bars, dried fruit, chocolate, biscuits)
  • Personal hygiene kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, small towel)*


Clothing advice: dress in layers, wearing a breathable garment directly against the skin that eliminates perspiration, followed by a warm layer such as a fleece or other shirt and finally a windbreaker or shell to protect against wind/rain depending on the weather conditions.