On the Badassness of the Eiger

"I tried to climb it twice. It tried to kill me twice. If the target’s trying to climb the Eiger, chances are my work could be done for me."__Dr. Jonathan Hemlock

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." - Beverly Sills

Bagpacks
One of the first things you need on an outdoor trip is a weatherproof backpack. Trekking backpacks should ideally be lightweight and water resistant. If you’re planning on carrying a camera, it is important to carry a backpack or rucksack that has a special compartment for storing cameras to avoid any damage.

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Rain Cover for Bagpacks
If you’re expecting rain on your trip, then a rain cover for your backpack is a good addition to your packing list. Rain covers offer additional protection to your bag and its contents and are usually suited for bags between 20 and 30 litres.

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Hiking flasks
Hiking flasks are essential items in every trekker’s backpack. These plastic or steel containers usually fit 0.5 to 0.6 litres of liquid. Trekkers often carry their hiking flasks in specially designed isothermal covers that preserve the temperature of the liquid.

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Trekking Sticks
Trekking poles can be be very advantageous for hikers, paricularly because they reduce the strain and force of gravity on your lower extremities when hiking downhill.Look for an easy to adjust and stable walking sticks.You will need it for your hips and knees  . But used incorrectly on uphill climbs, they can result in increased caloric demand and perceived effort. Like any piece of hiking gear, the efficient use of trekking poles requires proper technique and an awareness of the pitfalls of incorrect usage.

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Head Lamps
Look for something which is easy to install and compact size for simple carrying and light weight.Keep in mind that it will sits on your head 😎

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Eiger Mittellegi Ridge Checklists

Survival Toolkits
Make sure you have your own personal toolkit for emergency use.You may or may not use it (but I am sure it will boost up your confidence if you face emergency).

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Fire starter gear
Not an essentially must have.Plan as per your needs.

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First Aid Kit
A first aid kit is one of the Ten Essentials you should always take on a hike, and it’s especially important on an overnight backpacking trip. Some of the stuff inside you’ll use fairly regularly and should replace often (moleskin for blisters, bandages, or aspirin), while others are rarely used but are critical in an emergency.

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Trekking Cosmetics
Makeup for travel is the trickiest thing to get right when you’re backpacking. You need products that are multi- functional; that won’t break, melt, or fall apart while you travel; that are packaged small enough to carry with you; and won’t slide off your face while you have amazing adventures. It’s a lot to ask. Luckily, I’ve found a few makeup products that might help you for travel and backpacking!

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Sleeping Bags
Some important information to know about sleeping bags is that they emanate no heat of their own but instead retain your body heat. Using a sleeping bag sheet, made of a material like silk or fleece helps keep you warm inside. ❄

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Camping Tents
You can consider some factors here like the one which comes with an storage bag, convenient to take light weight and waterproof . It will save you during bad wether 🌧

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Trekking Pants
Lookout for the one with Wind and Waterproof collections.Good to have extra protections on the knees.

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Jackets
To keep you warm and insulated on cold, windy days.

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Long Sleeve T-Shirts
Look for comfort and warmness to your chest. You will need it anyway !

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Trekking Foods
You might or might not need the food of your choice .So its always good you have something to suit your taste and at the same time nutritional.

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