Clothing and Equipment
The short lists below contain essential items for a day in the hills. A list of optional items would be endless. But never forget that every ounce has a price which is paid in effort and energy with every step.
|Waterproof and windproof jacket with hood||Rucksack|
|Waterproof and windproof over-trousers||Food and drink|
|Warm hat and gloves||Torch|
|Trousers (avoid cotton jeans)||Whistle|
|Spare sweater or fleece||Survival bag|
|Undergarments in thin layers, preferably of wicking materials||Compass and map|
|Proper hillwalking boots||First aid kit|
|Crampons and ice axe (for high routes in winter)
The number of the relevant map for each walk, in the OS Landranger 1:50000 series, is given in the walks programme.
Do not worry if you are not an expert at navigating using a map and compass. There will be ample opportunities to learn from experienced club members.
These days a wide range of clothing and equipment is available at a variety of prices. An even wider variety of opinions and advice is available from club members to help you make up your mind.
Discounts on Outdoor Clothing and Equipment
The following outdoor shops offer a 10% discount to club members.
|Cotswold Outdoor*||102 High Street, Fort William|
|Ellis Brigham||Belford Road, Fort William|
|Ice Factor||Leven Road, Kinlochleven|
|Nevisport||Airds Crossing, Fort William|
|Trespass||99 High Street, Fort William|
*Members of Ramblers can get a 15% disount at Cotswold!
These discounts may not always extend to books or sale items.
Members have obtained disounts in outdoor shops as far afield as Glasgow and Perth. So ... it is always worth asking.