During the winter months, we are able to supply ice-axe and crampons for the mountain walks (grade 4 and some grade 3) if you do not have your own. Let us know your height and details of your boots and boot size when you make your booking.
Please wear several layers of clothing for ease of adapting. Choose garments which are easy to move in (NO jeans) and try to wear a wicking layer next to the skin. Boots in good condition will provide the best protection and security.
If you are short of any of the items below it may be possible to borrow these from us for the day. Please contact us for more information.
- 35 litre rucksack with waterproof (plastic) liner
- Trousers (NOT DENIM) or shorts
- Short or long sleeve wicking shirt
- Spare trousers if walking in shorts
- 100% Waterproof (over) trousers
- 100% Waterproof jacket with hood
- Spare fleece or warm sweater
- Walking boots and socks
- Personal first aid kit
- Sunscreen / insect repellent (summer months)
- Warm hat and gloves
- Survival bag/whistle
- Packed lunch/snacks
- Hot / cold drink
- Sun glasses / sun hat (summer months)
- Share of group safety equipment issued by the leader
- Gaiters or stop tous (optional)
Winter Grade 4 (and some grade 3) walks
You will need:
- 45 litre rucksack with liner
- Stiffer 4 season quality walking boots
- Ice-axe and crampons (provided by us if you let us know)
- Several extra sets of of gloves and extra hat
- Extra warm clothing
- Head torch and spare batteries
- Ski goggles
Optional items might be:
- Collapsible ski sticks / walking poles
You need to bring your own walking equipment (borrowing from us is usually possible if you are short of any item) and packed lunch/drinks for the day.
The success of the day may depend upon how well equipped you and other members of the group are, so please do ensure you have all the essential items listed.