Of course, the
most basic part of your gear should be comfortable and well matched
backpack. It should store sunglasses, cream with filter and
flashlight (preferably a headlight). It's good to have a basic
first-aid kit with elastic bandage, patches, respiration mask, gum or
latex gloves, and space blanket. You should also consider trekking
poles, which are helpful mostly when clibing down (knee joints
should primarily supply us with strength during the walk. Sandwitches
are suitable (with butter, cheese, ham, egg etc.) as well as
chocolade, dried fruits, bananas. Remember about the beverages
(water, warm and sweet tea).
Weather forecast and safety
departing we should charge our phone battery and read the weather
forecast (available on websites
Bear in mind that mountain storms are very dangerous and it's not
recommended to hike at the time. The fog is similairly deceiving and
can confuse even seasoned tourists. You should also be prepared for
track change and learn the surrounding trail layout before leaving.
Please note that trail colors do not mark their difficulty level.
To ensure your safety it's best to tell your relatives and
close ones about your plans (tour destination, chosen path, departure
time, estimted time of return, sleep location).
In case of
emergency, please call the number 601 100 300 (TOPR), 112 or use the
smartphone app available at
+48 18 20 634 44
will you find help?
main website of TOPR
Emergency app: Download