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Summer Scrambling/Climbing Equipment List



Technical Kit (All of these can be provided & hire is included in prices)




Belay Plate and Carabiner

120cm Sling & Carabiner


Clothing/Personal Kit


Walking Boots /Approach Shoes This comes down to personal preference. If new to scrambling, we recommend a lightweight stiff scrambling boot as this allows you to make use of small edges when scrambling on rock. A Summer Alpine type boot is ideal . If spending money on any piece of kit, boots are the thing to spend on as you’ll be wearing them all day and they keep you attached to the mountain! Approach shoes with sticky rubber are also very popular however they offer no ankle support and most are not waterproof.


Rock Shoes for technical rock climbing only (usually grade V Diff and above) we'll let you know if your chosen routes requires these.


Wicking baselayer-keeps moisture away from your skin and reduces how cold

you feel as a result. Cotton is not really suitable.


Trekking trousers-Lightweight, fast drying trousers are ideal.


Mid layer- to be worn on top of baselayer in cool er conditions, for example a

lightweight fleece or Primaloft top.


Waterproof jacket

e.g. GoreTex, E Vent, Paramo, Hyvent, etc


Waterproof trousers

e.g. GoreTex, E Vent, Paramo, Hyvent, etc


Warm hat-e.g. Woollen beanie


Gloves- for places like Skye, leather gardening style gloves can work well although

these aren’t waterproof so you’ll need a couple of pairs.


Spare warm layer-e.g. fleece, synthetic insulation like primaloft,


Food and water-around 1 2 litres of water and plenty of snacks and high energy

foods to get you through the day


Rucksack-30 litres recommended


Rucksack liner/Drybags- rucksacks aren’t waterproof so either a large poly bag

liner or several smaller dry bag type bags recommended.


Sun screen, sun glasses - mountain sun can be fierce and the sun does come out

occasionally in the Highlands!


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




Head Torch-for Late Summer/Early Autumn (September onwards)


Trekking poles (Optional) can take 3 tonnes of loading off of your knees over

the course of a day



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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