Jan 29, 2018 - 4:48 AM
in reply to maggiehorswell
Thx Maggie ... yes all useful. Hopefully this wont be our last trip and I may one day be able to give advice to others. I too am a walker, not a hiker.
The shoe Alpenrose suggested looks great. I am attempting to source a pair for my husband who does not have the treasure trove of shoes that I do. I am opting for a light weight lace up ankle boot that is comfortable and waterproof, as my main day time shoe.
I think I have exhausted my research on the different passes and while the Tell pass give a free pass to Pilatus and Titilus and the STP has 50% discount - if you take an 8 day flex pass and add a 5 day Tell pass and deduct the $350 you would save by having the Tell pass at those two sites, it works out as the same price as the 15 day flex pass and you are only getting 13 days of travel. So you are better off, IMO, to take a 15 day flex pass and use it when and wherever you want - and pay whatever excesses are needed wherever you happen to be. Zero level of complexity and if, for whatever reason, you don't get to Titilus or Pilatus you have a free day of travel elsewhere.
Sounds like a fine camera bag you have! My husband carries a waterproof cross-body bag for the essentials you mention. Short and long sleeve Tshirts are the basis of my travel wardrobe in every climate! For the woolens I get the lightest weight possible (eg cashmere). I don't know where you are but I know a great on line shop (in NZ) where you can get hats, gloves, scarves, socks etc in a 50% merino, 40% possum and 10% silk blend. Super warm, soft and light.
Happy travels and thanks for taking the time to help me by sharing your experience.