If swimming and hiking

Swimming Stuff
  • Goggles and spare pair (tinted recommended, if during summer)
  • Ear plugs
  • Swimming cap
  • Wetsuit (check water temperatures before event)
  • Leash to attach to rucksack/float
  • Neoprene boots, socks or fin socks (if using fins)
  • Fins
  • Shorts/trunks (if normally worn)
  • Anti-chafe if needed
Hiking Stuff
  • Shoes/boots to handle mountainous terrain (shale, scree, rocks, grass, mud)
  • Hiking or trail running socks and spare pair
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (if rain forecast)
  • Underwear
  • Gaiters (if rain forecast)
  • Waterproof rucksack (40-50L recommended – can double as tow float if suitable)
  • Hat (woolly or cap, depending on weather)
Camping Stuff
  • Tent, Hammock or Bivvy (up to you – you have to carry it)
  • Tarp as needed
  • Sleeping bag, quilt etc as needed
  • Mat/iso mat as needed
  • Stove (the safer and more discreet the better – alcohol, gas or gel recommended)
  • Utensils/cup as needed
  • Carabiners, lashings, ties, elastic, paracord as needed
Food and Drink
  • Roughly 400 to 600 calories per hour during activity, but your body can absorb only 240 to 280 calories per hour. Investigate proper nutrition for your size and fitness.
  • Clif bars, energy bars, bananas, snacks
  • Sandwiches (as a ruck, and not a speed race, you will be able to comfortably walk and eat!)
  • Breakfast items (porridge etc)
  • Evening meals (dried ready-to-eat packets are suggested for weight saving)
  • Water is usually available en route but containers totalling 1.5-2L should be considered, and refilled as needed.
Emergency and Safety
  • First Aid Kit containing, at the least: sterile bandages, small and medium plasters, 1 x compression (a.k.a. Israeli) bandage, tweezers (and/or tick removal tool, these are a very real concern in Switzerland), disinfectant spray
  • Suncream as needed and waterproof for exposed areas on long swims (face, hands, feet, legs if in shorty)
  • Normal toiletries kit (toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Bathroom kit (toilet paper, wet wipes, sealable bags to put waste in)
  • Emergency blanket or Bivvy
Other
  • Multitool or penknife for camping tasks
  • GoPro/camera as desired
  • Mobile Phone for safety
  • Battery charger if needed
  • Head torch for the evenings (and spare batteries)
  • Extra dry bags as needed

If SUPing and hiking

SUP
  • Board
  • Paddle
  • Pump
  • Wetsuit/clothing as needed
Hiking Stuff
  • Shoes/boots to handle mountainous terrain (shale, scree, rocks, grass, mud)
  • Hiking or trail running socks and spare pair
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (if rain forecast)
  • Underwear
  • Gaiters (if rain forecast)
  • Waterproof rucksack (40-50L recommended – can double as tow float if suitable)
  • Hat or cap dependant on weather
Camping Stuff
  • Tent, Hammock or Bivvy (up to you – you have to carry it)
  • Tarp as needed
  • Sleeping bag, quilt etc as needed
  • Mat/iso mat as needed
  • Stove (the safer and more discreet the better – alcohol, gas or gel recommended)
  • Utensils/cup as needed
  • Carabiners, lashings, ties, elastic, paracord as needed
Food and Drink
  • Roughly 400 to 600 calories per hour during activity, but your body can absorb only 240 to 280 calories per hour. Investigate proper nutrition for your size and fitness.
  • Clif bars, energy bars, bananas, snacks
  • Sandwiches (as a ruck, and not a speed race, you will be able to comfortably walk and eat!)
  • Breakfast items (porridge etc)
  • Evening meals (dried ready-to-eat packets are suggested for weight saving)
  • Water is usually available en route but containers totalling 1.5-2L should be considered, and refilled as needed.
Emergency and Safety
  • First Aid Kit containing, at the least: sterile bandages, small and medium plasters, 1 x compression (a.k.a. Israeli) bandage, tweezers (and/or tick removal tool, these are a very real concern in Switzerland), disinfectant spray
  • Suncream as needed and waterproof for exposed areas on long swims (face, hands, feet, legs if in shorty)
  • Normal toiletries kit (toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Bathroom kit (toilet paper, wet wipes, sealable bags to put waste in)
  • Emergency blanket or Bivvy
Other
  • Multitool or penknife for camping tasks
  • GoPro/camera as desired
  • Mobile Phone for safety
  • Battery charger if needed
  • Head torch for the evenings (and spare batteries)
  • Extra dry bags as needed