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 Gloves- Even in Summer, Summit temperatures can be low especially on the Ben
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!
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!
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