Breathable clothing for hot days
Building up a sweat is generally a good thing. Sports clothing is the perfect choice when hiking. Cotton shorts and synthetic clothing have no place in the mountains in summer. The best is breathable clothing, which repels the sweat and dries as quickly as possible. Because at the summit the temperatures can drop quickly, or there could be wind!
So be sure to pack a change of clothes, and stick a spare vest in your backpack. In addition, you should not forget headgear. Whether a cap, hat or hair band, no matter which you prefer, the main thing is that your head is protected from the sun!
Sun protection for the eyes
In addition to a bottle of sunscreen and headgear, sun protection for the eyes is enormously important. The higher you go, the more intense the UV radiation. The result: strong UV rays can damage the retina. Sufficient filter protection is essential. Make sure your sunglasses offer a category 3 UV filter!
This filters out between 80 and 90 per cent of all rays so offers good protection for the eyes!
Choose your hiking tour wisely
This means: you can do extreme tours when the weather is a little cooler. In heat, summer-friendly tours are enough. In addition, you should make sure the paths are partly in the shade, or through forests. Then, at least for a short time, you can avoid the blazing sun and cool down a little!
The weather in high summer is not to be underestimated. Even on days when it is very warm and there’s not a cloud in sight, the risk of a thunderstorm is often very high. It’s best to check the weather conditions before the hike and prepare for a thunderstorm.
Here you will find our tips on how to read the mountain weather correctly.