Quality Mountain Days
 
                                                                 & Advanced workshops


Clothing and Equipment for weekend Skills Courses

Basic essential items of clothing and equipment for summer and winter in the Scottish hills.

Summer hillwalking
Boots (with ankle support and soles which will grip on rock, grass and mud)
Waterproof jacket (with hood)
Waterproof overtrousers
Thermal top (windproof)
Fleece top
Gaiters (not always essential in the dry}
Warm hat
Gloves or mitts
Spare layer e.g. fleece top
Compass
Map - Supplied
Map Case
Watch
Torch (preferably a head torch)
Food & Drink
Emergency survival bag (polythene is OK)
Whistle
First Aid Kit (small)
Mobile phone (not essential but if you have one then take it)

Walking Poles - If you have walking poles you may find it advantageous to use them on this event.

In sunny weather (we should be so lucky)
Sunhat
Sun cream
Sunglasses

In the midge season
Midge repellant
Midge net

Winter Mountaineering

Goggles (if you have them)
Gaiters (recommended for winter)
Down or primaloft Jacket for extra warmth. 
Spare Gloves
Spare Hat
Spare Socks


( Not required for the 3 Season Skill Course course )


Boots for winter need to be stiff soled (B1, B2)
Ice axe
Crampons

If you have winter kit, you have the option to bring and carry your Ice Axe and wear winter boots if you so desire.

Bad Weather

Walking in bad weather conditions both in summer and winter can expose the body to extremes of temperature and proper thermal regulation through layering is essential.
However as everyone is different, the amount of layering required in cold, wet conditions vary on and individual by individual basis, so you need to determine your own requirements.  Remember it's better to carry one too many layers than one too few.

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Multiple day events

The drying facilities at Lagangarbh are limited - so it is wise to bring a spare pair of trousers, socks and base layer.








Important: Participation Statement

Climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.


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