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Reading the mountain 6 September 2012

It cannot be stressed too much how important your hiking outfit and equipment are. The mountaineer's equipment also depends on the difficulty of the route.

klicaj As well as being comfortable, outfit and equipment must also be functional.

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For longer walks we recommend a boot which covers the ankle. Leather should be waterproofed and a profiled rubber sole is very important. New boots should be used and "broken in" before you go on longer hikes.


Woollen socks tend to be the best. If wearing breeches the stockings should cover the knees.


It is better to take two thin pullovers with you instead of one thicker one. Extra layers are more beneficial and pullovers should cover your hips.


Breeches are preferable and the cut should be comfortable. You should take shorts as a second pair of trousers with you on a hot day.

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The material should be breathable, whilst still keeping the rain out.

Head gear

A large cape which also covers your rucksack is very handy. They must be light and easy to fold away. As sun protection, a foldable hat made of linen with a brim or a head scarf are ideal.


Most functional are gloves made of wool.

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Material - synthetics or strong canvas, with upholstery at the back. Large, upholstered carrying straps are important.

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60 - 80 % light absorption.

First aid kit

Plasters, tape, an adhesive, pain-killing tablets, insect repellent.


Fruit, chocolate, dried fruit. On hot days and for longer tours, we recommend that you take drinks with you.

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