Ski Touring Pyrenees Kit List

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Ski-touring kit list

Technical equipment (all available for hire)

  • Touring skis with touring bindings
  • Touring ski boots
  • Ski poles (preferably telescopic)
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Crampons *
  • Avalanche transceiver *
  • Snow shovel *
  • Probe *
* provided by our guide You do not need to carry an ice axe on this trip

Clothing

  • Lightweight baselayer tops/shirts
  • Flexible trousers or leggings
  • Thermal underwear
  • Fleece
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight waterproof trousers
  • Warm hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Walking/ski socks
  • Sun hat/peaked cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles

Other useful items

  • 30-45 litre rucksack (with side straps for skis)
  • Ski strap (for attaching skis together to carry on a rucksack)
  • Head torch and batteries
  • Sun block and lip balm (minimum factor 25)
  • Personal first aid kit (plasters, blister kit, pain killers)
  • Water bottle and/or thermos flask
  • Penknife
  • Change of clothing for evenings in the refuges
  • Sheet sleeping bag liner
  • Swimming costume (if you would like to try out the thermal baths)

Optional items

  • Camera
  • Paperback book
  • Maps
  • Ear plugs
  • Favourite extra snacks – cereal bars, dried fruit/nuts, chocolate etc.

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