Winter Kit List

A list of necessary equipment for all our UK Winter courses.

Rucsac A rucsac of around 45/50 litres with ice axe attachment points should suffice for all courses. A waterproof liner should also be used.
Waterproofs A good set of sturdy waterproofs is required. It is essential that the trousers can be put on while wearing boots. The jacket should have a large hood.
Boots It is important that the boots you choose to wear do not have a very flexible sole as these will not take a crampon. Please check prior to the start of the course that the crampons and boots are compatible.
Boots can be hired in Fort William and Aviemore.
Gaiters Should be worn with the boots.
Helmets Helmets will be required at some point on all courses. If you do not have one please let us know beforehand and we will provide one.
Clothing It is essential to carry at least two very warm pairs of gloves or mitts and two warm hats. Appropriate socks and thermals should be worn with a fleece or synthetic layer on top. A spare fleece or synthetic layer should be carried.
Crampons The crampons should be compatible with your chosen boots and have front points. Clip-on crampons are easier to use in poor weather.
These can be hired in Fort William and Aviemore.
Ice Axe Winter skills and winter mountaineering courses will require a general mountaineering axe. Climbing courses will require an axe and hammer.
These can be borrowed (please let us know in advance) or hired in Fort William and Aviemore.
Harness Required for winter mountaineering and climbing courses.
Please let us know if you need to borrow this item.
Bivvy Bag Every participant must carry at least a large survival bag.
Eyewear Ski goggles should be carried for poor weather and sunglasses for bright winter days.
Misc. Each participant will also require a headtorchcompassmaplunch and a drink. Hot drinks are more comforting in winter.
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