What do I need?

Spring, summer and autumn hill walking in Scotland all start with the same basic kit, you just add or subtract warmth as required.

Rucksack - about 30 litres

Waterproof rucksack liner

Boots or trail trainers with soles which will grip on rock, grass and mud

Waterproof jacket (with hood)

Waterproof overtrousers

General trekking trousers (not jeans)

T shirt (not cotton)

Long sleeved top

Gaiters (not always essential)

Hat and gloves

Spare layer e.g. fleece top

Compass

Map (waterproof or in waterproof case)

Watch

Torch (preferably a headtorch)

Food & Drink

Emergency survival bag

Whistle

First Aid Kit (personal)

Mobile phone

Sunhat

Sun cream

Sunglasses

Midge repellant


Winter hill walking in Scotland is most definitely mountaineering and needs a little more kit.

Rucksack - about 45 litres

Waterproof rucksack liner

Boots with stiff soles able to accept a crampon

Waterproof jacket (with hood)

Waterproof overtrousers

Thermal trousers

Thermal top

Fleece top

Gaiters

Warm hat

Gloves

Spare gloves

Spare layer e.g. fleece top

Compass

Map (waterproof or in waterproof case)

Watch

Torch (preferably a head torch)

Spare head torch + batteries

Food & Drink

Spare food

Emergency survival bag

Bothy bag appropriate for size of group

Whistle

First Aid Kit (personal)

Mobile phone

Goggles

Ice axe (and the skills to use it)

Crampons (and the skills to use them)


If you are struggling for kit, particularly ice axes, crampons, tents, sleeping bags, mats and stoves, get in touch as I have some additional equipment that I can loan you.. Please be aware if you damage my loaned kit, you will be expected to replace it.

If you are on a wild camping trip, all of the above (depending on which season) plus.

Expedition rucksack - more than 45 litres

Waterproof rucksack liner

Tent

Sleeping bag appropriate to the season

Sleeping mat

Stove with fuel

Pot\utensils

Mug

Food

Water carrying container