Equipment & More
Good equipment is the half way. There’s no doubt. Excursionists, mountaineers, snowshoe hikers and most of all alpine ski tour walkers know about the advantages of airy and space-saving material.
Because even the most trained excursionist will become quickly tired with the wrong material.
Equipment for hikers
The most important things for a successful hiking tour are doubtless the hiking shoes: when they do hurt, the excursion will be soon over. Buying hiking shoes you have to mind, that the shoes are not too small and that they don’t press at going downwards. We recommend also hiking poles. They ease the hiking and contribute to rhythmic moving and discharge the joints going downwards.
Last but not least: the backpack. Pay attention that the backside isn’t too long so that it doesn’t press at the hips. The content of the backpack should be arranged equally. Snacks and water bottle should be always handy.
Equipment for Nordic walkers
Nordic walking poles should be preset relatively to your body length. Ask in the sports shop to preset them to you. And keep in mind to carry enough fluid with you in your backpack when you do Nordic walking.
Equipment for snowshoe hikers
Depending on ability and request of the planned snowshoe tour there are a lot of different snowshoes: beginners should buy wide snowshoes, more expert ones however snowshoes with wasp-form. Consider that every snowshoe should have climbing assist and crampons.
Equipment for ski touring
Every ski tourer should in principle walk only with an avalanche rescue beacon. Setting off an avalanche can also happen on easy tours. Skis, bindings and shows should be airy: every gram counts! The newer ski models for alpine ski touring are a bit larger than the older ones: with larger skis you have more fun doing the descents.