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Kit Lists

Personal on the hill:

  • Walking boots (waterproof), with warm socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Suitable walking clothes – synthetic is best; no jeans
  • Spare fleece
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre )
  • Headtorch with spare batteries
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner (e.g. sturdy bin liner)
  • Sufficient food for lunch and snacks
  • Emergency food

In addition in winter take:

  • Sunglasses and Suncream
  • Extra warm layers (thermals)
  • Spare gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Ice Axe / Crampons (if you don’t know how to use these, ask a committee member, or plan your walks to avoid using them)

The following items may be useful if you have them.

  • Map (and map case)
  • Compass
  • Gaiters
  • Sunglasses and Suncream
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Survival Bag
  • Thermos flask for hot drink
  • Goggles (in winter)

Each group should also carry between them:

  • Group shelter (large enough for everyone)
  • Group first aid kit
  • 2 maps (at least)
  • 2 compasses (at least)

For the bunkhouse:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Food for breakfasts / lunches
  • Toiletries
  • Dry clothes

Getting kit:

The Club has plenty of kit available for members to borrow, with a (slight out of date) list here. If you need to buy kit, Cambridge has a good supply of outdoors shops, including Open Air (an independent shop on Green St.), Cotswold Outdoor (a big chain with a large range on Bridge St.), Mountain Warehouse (good discount kit, under Cotswold), Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports and The North Face (both in Lion Yard). The Club has a 15% discount at Cotswold, and the BMC membership has various associated discounts. Most experienced club members will be glad to help if you'd like advice.
Dave Farrow