TIPS FOR HIKING IN THE SPRING
With the constantly changing weather in the spring you never really know what conditions to expect when you are out in the mountains. Just as you are storing away your sweater in your backpack dark clouds are approaching quickly and that sunny sky turns into rain. So where is that raincoat right about now?
Here’s some advice from a girl who has experienced every kind of weather in the mountains.
What to bring so you’re prepared? (and yes, it is the full range)
► Hiking up is always sweaty – go for a tank or a t-shirt and wear a cap to be protected from the sun
► When you reach the top – change into a dry shirt (and sportsbra) to avoid getting cold.
► Put on a down jacket or an additional layer (like a fleece jacket). Also throw on that beanie – at high elevation you can become cold quickly !
► If you have pants where you can zip off the legs – now it is the time to zip them back on !
► Drink plenty of water to restore all the fluids you lost on the way up. A energy bar or trail mix is really tasty and can keep energy levels high.
KEEP IT SIMPLE !
Even if it dosen't look like rain I would always suggest to bring a raincoat, thin gloves, and a raincover for your backpack (although it may not be in the forecast). Also I suggest a 2nd pair of socks, and if you’re really worried about rain go ahead and pack your moms umbrella.
Quality shoes with a stable sole and a comfortable cushion are necessary to really enjoy your hike. If you feel a blister is about to form – keep the blister patches close, they’re your best friend when you start to feel a hotspot on your foot and they can really make all the difference and you can keep enjoying your day!
If you want to invest in quality gear search for breathable fabrics when you shop – especially your raincoat – because in case you have to hike in the rain your body will turn into a steam cooker under all your layers.
Remember: Keep it simple, functional and leave the cotton layers at home.
WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED
We’ve – literally - got you covered with raingear & breathable layers at on of our shops either at Innsbruck’s highest terrace or in the in the heart of the city, Innsbruck's old town - from where it is just a puddle jump (no pun intended) to the Top Of Innsbruck.