Hiking through the Julian Alps in winter is magical. The air is fresh and cold, the high spruces are nicely decorated with snow patches, and the white landscape is all sparkly and glittering. Snow-covered mountains are the place to be when finding total peace and serenity. Walking through the icy landscapes can be very difficult if you don’t have the right equipment. That’s why it’s good to have microspikes wherever you go in winter. You just put them in your shoes and overcome the slippery parts of the path.
How do you put microspikes on?
That’s very easy because of the stretching rubber band where microspikes are attached. First, you put the rubber band on the front of your shoe and then stretch it all the way to the back. Microspikes should be attached so tightso they are not wobbly, but firm.
Where do you need microspikes?
Microspikes are suitable for all icy and low-slope terrains. They come in very handy when walking through winter landscapes, where terrain changes frequently. You can also use them to attempt some smaller hills. But keep in mind that microspikes are definitely not for use in high-altitude mountains or steep slopes. In that case, you should rent crampons instead.
The equipment characteristics:
Yate Ice Spikes, length 17 mm on the tip and 14 mm on the heal, weight 510 g
S 36 – 38
M 38,5 – 41
L 42 – 44
XL 45 – 47
First day costs 10€
+ each additional day costs 5€
Note that in the winter season the office is not open on usual work hours. When you rent the equipment, you can make an arrangement with us about the pickup and dropoff time, by phone or email.