Gear Lists

Gear list for walking in winter

Clothes Worn
Footwear Stiff sole for step kicking, crampon compatible, waterproof, warm... Kayland Apex Trek boots
Base Layer Long sleeved, warm, wicking, anti-odour... Montane Bionic Long Sleeve Top / Women's
Legwear Warm, lined, strong, waterproof, comfortable, pockets... Páramo Cascada Trousers / Women's
Warm Layer Mid weight fleece, hand warming pockets, hard wearing... Berghaus Spectrum Fleece / Women's
Socks Comfy, warm, minimal seams, waterproof, anti-odour merino... Sealskinz Waterproof Walking Socks
Hat Warm, fits under helmet, dries quickly, covers ears... The North Face Rocket Beanie
Gloves Warm, windproof, dexterity... The North Face Pamir Windstopper Gloves Mens / Women's
Neck & Face Wear Protects neck and face, extremely versitile... Buff Original Multi Function Headwear
Gaiters Waterproof, easy to put on and take off, replacable strap... Trekmates Rannoch Lightweight Gaiters
Items Carried
Rucksack Lightweight, large volume, stable, versitile... GoLite Pinnacle Backpack / Women's
Walking Poles Light, strong, ergonomic design... Pacer Pole Alloy Walking Poles
Ice Axe Light, strong, none technical... Grivel Munro Ice Axe
Crampons Light, strong, ergonomic design... Grivel G10 Crampon
Sit Mat Simple, stowable, great for sitting on instead of cold damp surfaces... Trekmates Folding Sit Mat
Extra Clothes
Waterproof Jacket Light, packs small, breathable, fits over fleece... Berghaus Goretex Paclite Jacket / Women's
Insulating Jacket Light, shower proof, packs small, quick drying... Rab Micro Pull On / Women's
Spare Socks In case others get wet, isn't pleasant in winter... Sealskinz Waterproof Walking Socks
Extra Gloves In case others lost, for extra warmth, can wear over others... Buffalo Mitts
Sun Glasses Category 3 UV rating, strong, anti-scratch... Bloc Cobra P105 Polarized
Ski Goggles UV protection, anti-fog, fit over glasses, vital in blizzards... Bloc Spirit 3 OTG ST4 Shiny Black
Map & Compass
Map Case Strong, flexible, completely waterproof... Ortlieb Map Case
Compass Long baseplate, luminous, magnifier, 1:50k & 1:25k scales... Silva Compass Expedition 4 Compass
Map OS Survey 1:25k Explorer series... OS Explorer maps from Aqua3, 10% discount & free P&P!
Emergency & Lighting
Head Torch & Spare Batteries Long burn time, variable lighting, lightweight, easy to use... Petzl Tikka XP 2
Spare Head Torch & Batteries Reliable, waterproof case, whistle on strap... Petzl e+Lite Headtorch
Personal Items Money, cards, keys, docs, tickets, mobile with spare battery... Aquapac Waterproof Case
Survival Kit Knife... Swiss Army Spare lace... Karrimor Laces Fire... Lighter & Tea Light Tape... Duct Tape
Emergency Food High energy, none perishable... Quiggins Chocolate Kendal Mint Cake
Emergency Shelter Visible, effective, simple, folds easy for packing... Gelert Single Survival bag
First Aid Kit
First Aid Kit Case Waterproof, strong, packs small, easily identifiable... Ortlieb Med First Aid Kit Case
Medication Anti inflammatory... Cuprofen Headache... Anadin Extra Cold & Flu... Lemsip Diarrhoea... Imodium
Wound Care Bandage... Crepe Bandage Plaster Strip... Fabric Plaster Strip Antiseptic wipes ...Germolene Wipes
Blister Care Blister plaster and needle... Compeed Blister Plasters Medium
Food & Drink
Lunch & Snacks in Box High carb, high protein, healthy, energy providing... Sigg Alu Food Box Mini
Water in Carrier Vital, at least a litre of water, more for longer warmer walks... Platypus Hoser Hydration Systems
Energy Drinks Replaces salt & electrolytes, provides glucose & carbs... Lucazade Sport
Hot Drink Great on cold summits and when need burst of energy... Thermos Gripper Flask
Photographic Equipment
Camera Case Strong build, decent zip, space for accessories, hip belt loop... Sony LCS-CSJ Soft Carry Case
Digital Camera Compact, good quality, wide angle lense, long optical zoom... Panasonic Lumix TZ7
Compact Tripod Small, packable, lightweight, versitile... Joby Gorillapod
Accesories Spare battery... Battery for TZ7 Spare memory card... Transcend 8Gb SDHC Class 6 Memory Card
 
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