You are responsible for your travel insurance, health insurance and insurance in the mountains. Insurances are highly recommended especially on trips in nature and in the mountains. Better safe than sorry!
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Hiking boots are ideal for what we do. They should provide ankle support for walking on uneven ground, water resistance for stepping in puddles, and have non-skid soles for walking on slippery surfaces such as ice, snow, wet leaves, or smooth rock.
Some hikers choose to walk in running shoes, which can also be comfortable in the summer. The major downsides are the lack of ankle support for rocky terrain, and poor insulation in cold weather. These shoes are often designed to keep your feet cool which can be a disadvantage in sub-zero temperatures!
Most importantly, all footwear should be broken in and fit well. A stiff new boot or a shoe that does not fit properly will cause much discomfort, including blisters.
It is best to wear wool or synthetic socks. Cotton does not wick moisture away from skin very effectively, and can contribute to the formation of blisters and other discomfort when it becomes wet and chafes the skin.
On some hikes, your feet may get wet – perhaps during a river crossing, or after walking through a snow drift. If you have an extra pair of socks, or perhaps an extra footwear, your ride home after the hike will be much more comfortable.
It is always a good idea to avoid having cotton directly next to your skin, because it does not wick moisture well and will not keep you warm if it gets wet. Quick-drying shirts made from synthetic materials or fine wool are suggested for hiking. It is best to think in terms of layers: something light for when you are moving, something warm to wear on top of it when you are resting, and something wind- and rainproof in case of bad weather.
Hat and Gloves
During winter months, warm hats are a crucial piece of clothing since a lot of body heat is lost through the head. Hats with broad brims can be also an important piece for sun protection during summer. Warm gloves are usually necessary only in winter.
Food and Water
Don´t forget to pack water and some snack – especially for longer hikes and hikes in summer.
And of course you’ll need a backpack to carry all of this!
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