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Salomon mountaineering and freeski athlete Tony Lamiche is a mountain guide in Chamonix and the southern French Alps. While testing new Salomon prototypes above Chamonix, we sat him down to ask what he recommends you bring on a day hike. Here is his advice.

A list of what Tony carries in his backpack: 

  • Salomon S/LAB QST Pack 
  • Down jacket 
  • Rain jacket 
  • Water – 1 liter or more 
  • Food 
  • Toilet Paper…just in case 
  • A lighter and candle 
  • Rubber ski straps (for repairing things or holding things together) 
  • Pocket Knife 
  • Headlamp with extra batteries 
  • Cell phone or radio 
  • Splint for emergencies 
  • Small Rope and Carabiners 
  • Isothermal blanket 
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Gloves