Equipment required for Winter

Essential clothing

Footwear : Winter boots with a stiff sole (for kicking steps and fixing crampons to). As a rule, if you can bend the sole with your hands then your boots are not adaquate for winter use.

Waterproofs : jacket (needs to have a hood) and over-trousers

Base layer : A synthetic or merino wool wicking top - cotton is not suitable

Mid layer : micro fleece or Primaloft layer

Trousers : warm trousers, but not jeans as these tend to shrink when wet and restrict circulation

Gaiters: Canvas are great as they stop rippng by crampons

Extremities : Gloves, hat and/or buff (thermal buff for winter months)

Additional / spare clothing : additional warm top (this could be another micro fleece), and gloves (socks are not required unless for over-night camping trips)

Headtorch (short daylight hours)

Goggles (lighter tinted are better)

Flask full of hot liquid

Ice axe - an adze is required

 

Crampons - 10 or 12 point walking crampons 

Equipment required for summer

Essential clothing

Footwear : firm soled and preferably with decent ankle support, trainers with good grip will suffice for most walks

 Waterproofs : jacket and over-trousers

 Base layer : A synthetic or merino wool wicking top - cotton is not suitable

 Mid layer : micro fleece or Primaloft layer

 Trousers : hillwalking trousers, but not jeans as these tend to shrink when wet and restrict circulation

 Extremities : Gloves, hat and/or buff (thermal buff for winter months)

 Additional / spare clothing : additional warm top (this could be another micro fleece), and gloves (socks are not required unless for over-night camping trips)

 

Additional equipment

Camera

Walking poles

Midge repellent

Midge net for head

Sun cream (it has been known to get very sunny!)