Hill Walking & Scrambling Kit List

  • Rucksack: 35 to 40 litre day pack preferably without side pockets and light weight with a waterproof liner. You should be able to get everything you need inside the rucksack except your trekking poles which can be attached to the outside.
  • Waterproof jacket: Gore-Tex or other breathable fabric such as Paramo with a hood big enough to fit over a helmet.
  • Waterproof trousers: Make sure you can get the trousers on without taking off your boots.
  • Boots: A good boot with a vibram or equivalent sole preferably a B1 or B2 boot *
  • Socks: Sock combinations worn in boots are very personal. Either one thick pair or a liner pair and medium weight sock
  • Gaiters. Ideally breathable. Short ankle gaiters are ideal for summer conditions.
  • Fleece or woolly hat: Check that it does not drape down over your eyes when wearing a helmet.
  • Gloves: One thick pair and a thin fleecy or woollen pair. Make sure the gloves are a good fit and that the fingers are not too long.
  • Sun Glasses and Sun Cream: The sun often shines on the righteous!
  • Trousers: Light weight quick drying trousers that allow good leg movement and are comfortable or fleecy trousers.
  • Base layer: Top and bottoms.
  • Fleece: Thin fleece to wear over base layer.
  • Warm jacket: Primaloft or thick fleece.
  • Harness: A lightweight alpine style harness is good but if you are bringing your rock climbing harness then make sure it fits over your extra layers of clothing.*
  • Climbing helmet: Big enough to go over your hat *
  • Water container: At least 1 litre.
  • Thermos flask: A small 300ml flask is very useful if you like a hot drink (highly recommended).
  • Head torch: Bring one set of spare batteries
  • Compass, whistle and map. Please ask for details of which map you will need. The Silva type four compass is the best one to buy
  • Personal Medication and small first aid kit.
  • Hill food: Sandwiches, snacks and food for your pockets.
  • Trekking poles: (Optional)
  • Camera: (Optional)

*These items can be hired from Adele for a charge of £5 a day if you do not have your own.

Adele will provide all the technical and safety equipment required.

Please ask for advice before you buy!

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