PACKING YOUR RUCKSACK AND OTHER USEFUL TIPS
Your most important companion up in the mountains is a good rucksack – a capacity of 20 liters is ideal, though bigger is not a bad idea for more extended tours. Your precise equipment needs will vary according to the tour and weather, a decision that’s ultimately up to you alone. But here’s one helpful rule of thumb to go by: Pack as much as necessary, but as little as possible!
hiking boots that have been worn in.
Special hiking socks for good traction inside your boots.
Hiking pants – zip-off legs are great for adjusting to changing temperatures.
A change of functional shirts – especially on the summit or after a strenuous stage.
Breathable rain jacket within easy reach (packed in the side or top).
Rain wrap for your rucksack, also quick and easy to access.
A warm sweater and/or warm jacket if temperatures change drastically.
Cap and gloves – even in summer, in the mountains it can quickly turn cold.
Sun protection: cap and sun block with high SPF.
Hiking or trekking poles if appropriate to your tour.
1-2 sandwiches, an energy snack such as a cereal bar won’t hurt either.
Drinks bottle with at least 1.5 liters of water, tea or energy drink.
Professional hiking map of the area.
Mobile phone that is fully charged.
First-aid kit and band-aids for blisters.
Cash and a pocket knife.
Cushion to sit on and enjoy the views in comfort.
We wish you a wonderful time hiking or mountaineering on the Tauplitz!