The following items are required during a hiking activity:
- Ankle high, sturdy hiking boots with good profile sole for the walks and for wearing snowshoes.
- Gaiters (Gamaschen) - preferably when wearing hiking boots.
- 25 litre rucksack (in the Arctic a packed lunch may be brought along).
- 1 litre water bottle.
- Pee bottle for Antarctica, e.g. wide opening Nalgene bottle (there are special ones for ladies in outdoor shops available).