Technical clothing can make your mountain trek safer and easier
Mercifully, the team made sure I was outfitted properly for my challenge. First up, the Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX hiking boots ($260, salomon.com/au) are lightweight, have a supportive high ankle and are waterproof. The Arc’Teryx Beta AR Jacket ($819.95, bogong. com.au) is equally waterproof and also windproof thanks to cutting-edge GoreTex Pro. Patagonia’s Stormfront Pack 30L Backpack ($399.95, patagonia. com.au) kept my gear dry and made the weight comfortable. Finally, a merino wool base layer like the Tech Top Long Sleeve Half Zip ($149.95, au.icebreaker. com) gives much needed warmth.