Haute Route Pyrenees (HRP) – Gear List

Well, this should be interesting. Tomorrow, we set off to do a little part of the HRP. More of a section hike really. We are starting at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and ending at Lourdes. About 12 days worth of walking. It is going to be interesting because, I haven’t done anything for a while and my wife is four months pregnant so it is entirely possible that we will end up doing one of the easier routes like the GR10 instead (for my benefit).

Gear list

As the longest walk I have done is the Te Araroa I tend to base my gear on that. It should also be noted that some gear I don’t have to take as I am not doing the entire HRP. So no crampons and ice axes.

HRP gear list – Section hike
Te Araroa site gear listMy gear
Several pairs of trail socks3 x trail socks
Decent trail shoes (light-weight ones that drain well) or boots – personal preferenceTechnica Boots
Leggings/shorts/thermals2 x Nylon Shorts
1 x Thermals (top)
2 x shirts2 x Shirts
Merino long sleeve/thermal topJersey
Decent waterproof coat (can be a life-saver!)Marmot rainproof jacket
Waterproof trousersWaterproof trousers
Primaloft jacket
Windproof shellMarmot rainproof jacket
Gloves
Buff/wooly hat/sunhatSunhat
Sunglasses
High SPF Suncream
Descent backpackOsprey Backpack
Light-weight tent/bivyMSR Hubba Hubba
Blow-up sleeping mat Sea to Summit Ultra lite large
Down sleeping bag/waterproof bagOne Planet – Bungle -4 Regular DWR
Cooking stove/fuel/cooking pot/sporkMSR – WindBurner Stove System
Primus Titanium Cup
Spork
Laminated maps
GPS with trail downloadedOn phone
CompassSilva Ranger
Marker pen/sharpie
mobile phone/waterproof bagMobile phone
Spot-trackerNo
PLB (Personal Location Beacon)No, Angelynn has hers
Strobe lightNo
SOS Survival TinOur bag of survival stuff
First aid kit incl. Hikers WoolYes
Emergency foil blanketYes
Light-weight walking poles – personal preferenceNo – well, maybe. If I meet someone I will try theirs.
A stool tool/loo rollStainless trowel
Headtorch/spare batteriesTikka +
CameraOn phone
Food/snacks/water/electrolyte6 x dehydrated dinners.
Other food will be bought on site, this is for emergency.
Water purification tablets/UV steripenTablets
Hi-viz vest and/or pack cover – essential for road walking and forestry sectionsNo
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