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.

Clothing

Equipment

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.