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Kit List - Summer Hillwalking

RUCKSACK

45-55 litre capacity. Lightweight and comfortable.

Recommended: Mountain Equipment Tupilak 50+

plus waterproof /dry-bag liner or nylon rain-cover, sadly Scotland is famous for the odd wet and rainy day!

 

BOOTS

Choosing the right boots is really important. You need to make sure that your boots are nice and comfortable to wear all day. You will be best to go into the store and try them on. Try a few brands as often one will fit you better. If you need any advice on boots please get in touch and I am happy to help!

 

Recommended:

(Boots must be walked in/worn in until comfortable - brand new boots will give you blisters and can ruin your fun!)

 

SHELL GARMENTS

  • Lightweight wind and waterproof Jacket

Recommended: Mountain Equipment Garwhal.

  • Waterproof Overtrousers

Recommended Mountain Equipment Makalu

 

INNER CLOTHING

  • Lightweight Fleece or Softshell Jacket

Recommended: Mountain Equipment Diablo

  • Mid-layer Fleece shirt

Recommended: Mountain Equipment Eclipse Zip T, Mountain Equipment Shroud

  • Long-sleeved thermal Vest and Leggings

Recommended: Mountain Equipment Equinox

  • Lightweight Stretch Trousers

Recommended: Mountain Equipment Ibex pants or any Leggings or Tracksuit Bottoms

  • 2 pairs of good quality walking socks

  • Shorts

 

GAITERS (not essential)

Lightweight Alpine gaiters (advised when weather is wet)

 

GLOVES/MITTS

  • Warm waterproof gloves/mittens

Recommended: Mountain Equipment SuperAlpine Glove and Mountain Mitt

  • Durable grip gloves for climbing/abseiling (tight-fitting, leather-palmed gloves or plastic-coated hardware gloves are effective for scrambling and are cheap in hardware stores)

 

WOOL HAT/BALACLAVA

It can get cold even in Spring & Summer, it is best to prepare for all weather conditions in Scotland!

 

HEADTORCH LED

It is important to prepare for every eventuality. In some cases, we will be descending at night and therefore it is important to have the right torch to allow you to navigate off the mountain. I now take two head torches, both fully charged, as this means if one runs out or malfunctions, you are not fiddling around with batteries and cold hands in the dark.

 

Recommended: Petzl Tikka , Petzl Swift RL  
 

CAMPMAT/THERMAREST AND SLEEPING BAG ( 2- 3 SEASON )

+ Camp Cutlery, Mug, Plate (for overnight expedition)

 

DRINK FLASKS

Thermos flask for hot drinks and 1 litre water bottle

 

SUNGLASSES AND SUNSCREEN

We are optimistic for sunshine and blue skies!

 

SKI/TREKKING POLES  (not essential)

Telescopic, not essential but very useful on descents
 

MAPS OS

Map App is recommended – £20 per year and enables download of any part of the UK map area. It integrates with Smart Phone GPS and has route-planning functions.

Sheet maps that may be used are:

1:50000 OS Sheet nos 19, 24, 25, 33.

1:25000 Harveys Superwalker: Torridon, Skye Cuillin.

1:40000 British Mountain Maps: Knoydart, Kintail and Glen Affric and Torridon and Fisherfield (BMC) – not essential but bring them if you have them!

 

FIRST AID

For blisters and minor cuts, a full kit is carried by your Guide

 

COMPASS AND GPS DEVICE

Silva type (bring a GPS if you have one, not essential)

 

MAP CASE

Waterproof plastic

CAMPMAT/THERMAREST AND SLEEPING BAG ( 2- 3 SEASON )
+ Camp Cutlery, Mug, Plate (for overnight expedition)

PERSONAL TENT FOR OVERNIGHT EXPEDITION - PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE.

 

If you have any queries about your kit - get in touch!

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