To be safe in the mountains you will need to provide at least some of your own gear. If you're struggling to get hold of any of the items or want advice if you're thinking of buying new gear, then get in touch
and we'll do want we can to help.
- Walking boots with ankle support. You'll need a good quality pair of walking boots with ankle support to help prevent twisting your ankle and to keep your feet nice and comfortable all day long.
- Waterproof jacket and trousers to keep to dry and warm when it's wet. The weather in the mountains can change very fast and so even on drier days you'll need to have full waterproofs with you.
- Warm layers such as fleeces and jumpers. It's best to pack more warm clothing than you think you'll need.
- Base layer. We recommend that you wear a synthetic or Merino wool t-shirt instead of a cotton one as they wick away sweat much better, therefore keeping you warmer.
- Trousers. Likewise, synthetic walking trousers are recommended so that they dry quickly. Absolutely no jeans or corduroys.
- Lunch, snacks and water. Bring plenty of food along - more than you'd usually eat during the day. A hot flask of tea, coffee or hot chocolate is always a good idea as well, and you'll need at least 1 litre of water.
- Gloves and hat. At least a thin pair of gloves and a hat is essential; even in the middle of summer it can be very cold on the tops of mountains.
- Day rucksack big enough to fit everything in. Around 30 litres is a good size.
Certain activities will require different gear, but we'll discuss this with you fully when you make a booking.