Corsica GR20 Kitlist

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Planning to trek Corsica’s GR20? Here’s our complete list of gear to take…


When planning your kit for the GR20, one decision to make is whether to carry camping gear or to sleep in refuges. If you’re going in the peak months (July and August) you should definitely carry a tent as you can’t pre-book refuges and so a bed can’t be guaranteed. Another decision is whether to carry food or not, and of course this will affect your pack weight significantly. We carried enough freeze-dried food for a week, but a good option is to eat at refuges and bergeries when you can, but also carry a few emergency meals in your pack ‘just in case’. If trekking early in the season (May), you’ll also need to carry crampons, ice-axe and warmer clothing as there is likely to be snow and ice on the high passes.

CLOTHING
1. Sunhat Tilley T3 Cotton Duck Hat
2. Warm hat EDZ Merino Beanie
3. Sunglasses Maui Jim Banyans
4. Fleece gloves Mizuno Breath Thermo Midweight
5. Short-sleeved baselayers x 2 Salomon Moto Tech Tee and Icebreaker SS Quattro
6. Underpants x 2 Lowe Alpine Dryflo Briefs
7. Socks x 2 The North Face Midweight Hike and Icebreaker Multisport Ultralight
8. Trekking pants x 2 Rab Traverse Pants and Mountain Equipment Guide Pant
9. Midlayer – Adidas Terrex Top
10. Softshell jacket – The North Face Cipher Jacket
11. Lightweight waterproof jacket – Marmot Super Mica Jacket
12. Lightweight waterproof trousers – Montane Minimus Pants
13. Lightweight insulated jacket – Rab Generator Jacket

FOOTWEAR
14. Lightweight walking Bbots Scarpa Cyclone GTX_
15. Casual shoes Teva Mush Frio Lace Canvas

OTHER PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
16. Backpack Lightwave Fastpack 50
17. Trekking poles Black Diamond Ultra-Distance
18. Headtorch Petzl Nao
19. Multi-Tool Leatherman Skeletool
20. Emergency Whistle Lifesystems Mountain Whistle
21. Sunblock and lip salve
22. Mosquito spray
23. First aid kit
24. Vaseline
25. Camera
26. Camera accessories Tripod, spare battery, spare memory card
27. Drybag Podsacs 40-50L Rucksac Liner

HYDRATION
28. Hydration Bladder Geigerrig 3L Bladder + In-Line Water Filter
29. Water Bottle
30. Chlorine Tablets
31. Vitamin/Energy Tablets

NAVIGATION
32. Maps IGN 25K 4250 and 4251
33. Compass
34. Handheld GPS Garmin eTrex 30
35. Guidebook GR20 Corsica: The High Level Route (Cicerone)

SLEEPING
36. One-person tent Force 10 Helium 100
37. Tent pegs MSR Carbon-Core Stake Kit
38. Sleeping bag Rab Infinity 300
39. Sleeping mat Multimat Superlite Air

COOKING
40. Stove and pan MSR Reactor
41. Cutlery Edelrid Titan Cutlery Triple
42. Freeze-dried meals Fuizion, Mountain House
43. Stove lighter Soto Pocket Torch + disposable lighter

WASHROOM
44. Toilet paper
45. Toothbrush (cut down)
46. Toothpaste (mini tube)
47. Travel towel
48. Earplugs
49. Washing powder Sea To Summit Pocket Laundry Wash
50. Body wash leaves Sea To Summit Pocket Body Wash
51. Antibacterial gel
52. Wet wipes
53. Washing line/string

DOCUMENTS
54. Passport
55. Driver’s licence
56. Flight ticket/boarding pass
57. Insurance policy
58. E111 (European Health Insurance Card)
59. Photocopies of passport/drivers licence
60. Cash/credit cards

Pack weight (not including water): 11.3kg
Total weight (inc clothing, boots etc): 15.2kg

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2 Responses to "Corsica GR20 Kitlist"

  1. Chris Kempster says:

    Hi Krzystof, yes we couldn’t find screw-thread canisters in Corsica so we suggest you take something like Edelrid’s adaptor which will allow you to use pierceable cartridges such as Camping Gaz which are easy to find.

  2. Krzysztof says:

    Hi

    Two questions. I can see that you were using MSR reactor. Is there a problem there in Corsica to purchase a gas cartridge with the screw on top ?
    How much gas will I roughly need for the whole route ?

    Thanks
    Regards
    Krzysztof

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