Are essential

– sturdy shoes with contoured sole

– headgear, suncream, sunglasses

– spare clothes

– protection against wind, cold, rain

– pocket knife

– lighter or matches

– wet towels, handkerchiefs

– travel pharmacy, aluminum cover, fixation bandage, aspivenin

– trekking poles (if necessary)

– sufficient food and drink

– camera, binoculars

– if you sleep in a Mountain refuge : sleeping bag (or silk bag), flashlight, hearing protection