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kit lists

Summer courses - kit needed for all courses

please bring all of the items in the list below, as well as the additional specific items for your course (scroll down for these)

  •  Waterproof  jacket (WITH hood)

  • Waterproof trousers

  • Insulated jacket/coat

  • Fleece layer/jumper

  • Suitable shoes for your activity. Walking Boots are highly recommended. (Please get in touch if you intend to use other shoes)

  • Medium size rucksack (~30l) (with waterproof liner, or dry bags)

  • Food and Drink for the day

  • Personal Medication and First Aid Kit

  • Emergency Whistle

  • Hat and Gloves (Ask if these feel unnecessary)

  • Sunglasses or Sun Hat

Additional kit for rock climbing

  • Rock Climbing shoes

  • Helmet (Can be borrowed if you don't have one)

  • Climbing Harness (Can be borrowed if you don't have one)

  • Any personal climbing kit that you have (we may not use this, but do bring it along if you would like to!)

Additional kit for Mountaineering and Scrambling

​All of these items can be borrowed if you do not own them - Let me know if you need to borrow anything and I will bring them along.

  • Helmet

  • Climbing Harness

  • Belay plate and screw gate

Additional kit for Navigation courses

  • Compass - Silva Expedition compass is highly recommended. 

  • OS 1;25,000 map of the area. Either a waterproof map, or in a Waterproof map case (Ortleib Document Folder highly recommended)

Additional kit for Cuillin Traverse Bookings

  • Helmet (Can be borrowed)

  • Climbing Harness (Can be borrowed)

  • Belay plate and screw gate (Can be borrowed)

  • Bivvy bag (not emergency foil one, a proper one, eg: Breathable Waterproof Bivvy Bag 

  • Sleeping bag (Lightweight and small pack size)

  • Sleeping mat

  • Headtorch and spare batteries

  • Meals - 2 x lunch and snacks (These should be enough to sustain you for 2 full days in the hills. 1 x Dinner, 1 x Breakfast - Dehydrated packets are best as they are filling and light. I will carry a camping stove and gas to boil water for food and drink. Please get in touch if you are unsure about what you should bring for food. 

  • Mug and Spoon (or equivalent) - Keep this as light as you can. 

Winter Skills Course Kit List

Please note that all items on the list below are compulsory unless stated otherwise, please get in touch if you do not have any of these!

  • Winter Mountaineering Boots (Stiff B1 or B2 - B3 are also okay ) *These can be hired, but having your own is better, then you have them for all your future ventures and you can be sure they are a good fit for you (Hire boots are a fairly standardised fit)

  • Thermal layers (vest, fleece, warm trousers etc)

  • Rucksack (around 40 litres is best)

  • Rucksack liner/Dry bags to go inside your bag (plastic bags are also fine!) Not a cover for the outside – it will blow away!

  • Warm jacket (down and synthetic jackets are great)

  • Waterproof jacket (with hood)

  • Waterproof trousers

  • Knee length Gaiters (to keep the snow out of your boots!)

  • Spare warm jacket

  • Spare fleece

  • Gloves x 2/3 (some thin, some thick, mittens are also good if you get cold hands!)

  • Hat x 2

  • Buff/balaclava

  • Sunglasses

  • Goggles (ski goggles are good, but not with a lense that is too dark)

  • Headtorch and Spare/spare batteries

  • Personal first aid kit (plasters, blister plaster etc) and emergency whistle (often there is one on your bag somewhere!)

  • Emergency foil survival bag (not blanket)

  • Compass and waterproof (or in a map case) map of the area (I will tell you which map you need)

  • Food for the day (food you enjoy eating. Please bring good, balanced food – flapjack, sandwiches, bananas, cereal bars etc)

  • Water (around 1 litre) (Please make sure you bring fluid that is not just Lucozade/energy drinks)

  • Thermos of a warm drink (not compulsory but nice to have!)

  • Walking pole (not compulsory but can be very useful)

  • Snow shovel (not compulsory, but bring one if you have one)

Can be hired, but bring your own if you have them:

  • Mountaineering boots (B2 or B3 are recommended)

  • Climbing helmet

  • Walking Ice Axe (long and straight, not a shorter, curved climbing axe)

  • Crampons (C1 or C2 are the best for these courses)

running courses general kit list

- Running pack or rucksack

- Waterproof Jacket (with hood)

- Waterproof Trousers

- Food and drink for the day (Please bring enough!)

- Trail or Fell Running Shoes in good condition

- Personal first aid and medication

- Foil survival blanket

- Insulated jacket

- Hat/Buff and Gloves

- Sunglasses 

Additional Kit for WINTER Courses

- Micro - spikes

- Walking Axe*

- Additional warm layer (insulated jacket)

- Additional pair of gloves and hat

- Goggles

- Headtorch 

*If you don't own these and won't be able to get hold of them prior to the course, please get in touch as we will need to rent you some. 

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