Advising on clothing and equipment

  • Suitability
  • Selection
  • Maintenance
  • Clothing

Selection and proper use of equipment affects the safety, comfort and enjoyment of ant walking or skiing trip. The equipment required will depend on many factors including the area, terrain, weather conditions, time of year, type and experience of the group, and objectives of the trip. Tropical walking on Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, will require very different clothing and equipment from that required for skiing the Main Range, New South Wales in winter, or day walking in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. A higher standard of equipment is usually required for ski touring and bad weather situations. The lighter the load carried the better, but safety should never be compromised.