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These mountaineering-ready picks can take on valley walks and big alpine challenges alike.

top gear for hiking alpine landscapes

Leki Sherpa trekking poles.jpgLeki Sherpa Lite Poles | £115

Put your best foot forward with a little help from these lightweight but strong aluminium walking poles, which are easy to adjust and pack away, offer great grip even with gloves on and have wide baskets ideal for use on snowy terrain. The beautifully-made Sherpas are worth investing in if you're heading to challenging landscapes.

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AKU Tengu boots copy.jpgAku Tengu GTX Boots | £280

These bright crampon compatible boots are ideal for tackling icy trails when you're trekking and for wearing on climbing adventures above the snow line, but are also flexible enough for wearing in lower alpine valleys. We love the Tenga's high, supportive ankles and bouncy Vibram soles, both ideal for striding out confidently over uneven terrain.

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286509-3 - Framed - iPhone - UK-e72b29-original-1532705152 copy.jpgFatmap app | FREE

Navigate your way through any mountain adventure with this handy app. Fatmap is loaded with detailed 3D maps of the world, ideal for planning your next hiking, skiing and biking routes. Full offline access means you can still use Fatmap even when you roam far from WiFi signal, and if you need inspiration, try the app's routes recommended by adventurers across the globe.

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Vaude Scopi backpack copy.jpgVaude Scopi 32 Backpack | £110

Every gram counts on the mountain, and this lightweight and slim-cut backpack is perfect for carrying trekking kit without impeding your progress. There's plenty of space for a full day's gear inside as well as outer pockets and ice axe straps for grabbing essentials quickly. It's also hydration pack compatible.

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Haglofs LIM jacket copy.jpgHaglöfs LIM JACKET | £220

'LIM' stands for Less is More, the perfect name for this minimalist but high-performing jacket. It may only weigh 205g but it's windproof, waterproof and easy to pack down to the size of an apple, making it perfect for fast-paced trekking trips. Going above the treeline? The LIM is also helmet and harness compatible, and Gore-Tex technology means it'll withstand any storm the mountain cares to throw at you. The perfect quiver-of-one jacket.

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Fjallraven Bergtagen trousers copy.jpgFjällräven Bergtagen Trousers | £315

Yes, they have a gobsmacking price tag - but these truly fantastic technical trousers love challenging conditions and are hardwearing and water-resistant, with tough reinforcement on the knees and inner legs making them ideal for wearing with crampons. The Bergtagens will go the distance from the valley floor to mountain peaks.

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