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Summer Walking/Ben Nevis Equipment List

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Waterproof Boots -Probably the most important piece of kit. Good ankle support

 

Wicking Baselayer- keeps moisture away from your skin and reduces how cold you feel

 

Waterproof Jacket- With a good hood- plastic ponchos are not adequate.

 

Waterproof Trousers-Side zips are useful to help get them over your boots

 

Hat and  Waterproof Gloves- Even in Summer, summit temperatures can be low especially on Ben Nevis

 

Warm Layer +1 spare layer- Fleece works well.

 

Sun Screen, Sun Glasses and Hat- Mountain sun can be fierce

 

Food and Water- Around 1- 2 litres of water and plenty snacks and high energy foods to get you through the day

 

Rucksack- large enough to carry all of the above, large poly-bag liner useful as rucksacks aren't waterproof!

 

Small personal First Aid Kit- e.g  plasters, painkillers, medication, nitrile gloves

 

 

 

 

(Optional but recommended kit)

 

Midge Repellant- We use and swear by 'Smidge'!

 

Sun Cream/Sun Glasses/Sun Hat- For those rare sunny days, these are highly recommended.

 

Trekking Trousers- with or without zip-off's

 

Trekking Poles- Can take 3 tonnes of loading off of your knees over the course of a day- well worth it for the Ben!

 

 

 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions about what is the best kit to take.

 

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