Hi, My girlfriend and I are planning to climb Teide at the end of Feb.
We are both reasonably fit and have hiked quite a lot, although never in winter conditions, hence this will be a learning expirience. I realise that there will be a wind chill factor, hence we are thinking on taking our down jackets and skiing trousers + termals + fleese + hiking poles
One item of inventory I'm not that sure about is crampons. Do we need them? and if we do, do they have to be profesional (cat claw type) or simple antislip boot chains with spikes would do?
Obviously I would like to avoid buying expencive gear in case we will never use it again.
Please share your expirience!
Thanks everyone in advance.