What to bring with you

During the Summer months you will require full hill walking equipment. You must take responsibility for yourself so you should not expect other club members to be carrying equipment for your use. The following list is taken from Mountaineering Scotland.

  • Rucksack – about 35 litres
  • Boots (with ankle support and soles which will grip on rock, grass and mud)
  • Waterproof jacket (with hood)
  • Waterproof over trousers
  • General trekking trousers (not jeans or cotton material)
  • Thermal top
  • Fleece top
  • Gaiters (not always essential)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves or mitts
  • Spare layer e.g. fleece top
  • Compass
  • Map (waterproof or in waterproof case)
  • Watch
  • Torch (preferably a head torch)
  • Food & Drink
  • Emergency survival bag (polythene is OK)
  • Whistle
  • First Aid Kit (small)
  • Mobile phone (optional)
  • Sunhat
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Midge repellent
  • Midge net (optional)

During the Winter months you will also require:

  • Ice-axe
  • Crampons
  • Boots suitable for crampons
  • Head torch
  • Additional warm clothing, gloves, hats
  • Additional food and hot drink

For further information on winter equipment we recommend the Mountaineering Scotland website.

Weekend Meets

In addition to your walking gear you will also need:

  • Sleeping bag – this will usually be required but some accommodation (eg bunkhouses) may provide duvets and bed linen.
  • Sleeping mat -this may be required. Check information for individual meets.
  • Overnight items – personal toiletries, change of clothes etc
  • Food – as well as a packed lunch for walking you will require food for two breakfasts and an evening meal. Cooking utensils/crockery etc is provided at the accommodation.