Sunburn can be a serious problem, even on cloudy days. Always use a good sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor) to protect skin exposed to direct or reflected sunlight. Don’t forget your lips, which are also susceptible to sunburn. Use a lip balm with a high SPF and remember to reapply frequently.

On sunny days if you are not wearing a helmet, a peaked or wide brimmed hat is advisable.


To protect your eyes from the glare off the snow (which can lead to ‘snow blindness’) the use of high quality sunglasses or goggles is essential.

If you are dependent on spectacles or contact lenses, carry a spare pair, in case you lose or damage them while you are in the snowfields.

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