Find the recommendations for your equipment along the Kaiserkrone & 3-day cottage hikes here.
Breathable outdoor clothing that fits any weather is important. We recommend light-weight, quickly drying clothing of merino wool by ORTOVOX that will not acquire an odour even after several days.
Short- and long-sleeved t-shirts of Merino Cool – ideal for hot days, or Competition or Rock’n’Wool for cooler days
Waistcoats or jackets of Merino Fleece
Merino hiking trousers
Rain protection or isolation jackets with Swiss Wool
Firm hiking shoes with slip-proof profiled sole
Hiking sticks (telescopic sticks are recommended)
Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen and lip protection, cap)
Rain protection (poncho, folding umbrella, backpack protection)
Cold protection (cap, gloves)
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First aid equipment incl. aluminium rescue blanket
Mobile phone with fully charged battery and charger
Hiking map and information material, GPS optional
Night utensils (cottage sleeping bag, toiletry, comfortable shoes and clothes, towel, etc.)
Personal medication (ear plugs, headache tablets, blister patches, magnesium tablets, etc.)
Cash (Since most cottages to NOT offer the option of paying electronically by card, we recommend taking along sufficient cash.)
Personal ID, insurance card (e.g. Alpenverein, etc. for poss. emergencies)
Forehead lamp / small flashlight
Photo camera, binoculars
Rechargeable batteries, replacement batteries
Plastic bag for garbage and/or dirty laundry
Poss. tour log/diary, playing cards, etc.
Take enough food (check availability at the cottages) for all days. Cereal bars, nuts, dried fruits are good in-between snacks.
Do not forget to take along enough to drink for the individual legs!
Pack your backpack for multi-day tours in the Alps.
A multi-day hike in the Alps requires a high-quality backpack. Mountain guide Mike Rutter explains what you need to observe when packing it as well. To the checklisthttp://bit.ly/backpackMehrtagestouren
How to pack my backpack?
Not only the weight is important when packing (should not exceed one third to one quarter of your own weight, depending on the hike), but the path properties must considered as well. For the Kaiserkrone, we recommend a centre of gravity close to the back and approx. in the middle of the backpack.
Ensure that your backpack is packed with the weight evenly distributed.
AdvicePack clothes, hygiene items, medicine, food, etc. in visually different bags!
IMPORTANT: Ensure that the backpack is properly fitted.