The following is a typical list of equipment needed - there will be variations according to expected terrain and time of year:
- Walking Boots and walking socks
- Warm Sleeping bag* and cotton liner*
- Mug, Plate, Knife, fork and spoon*
- Water bottle*
- Waterproof Jacket & Trousers
- Warm Clothing (not Jeans)
- Spare warm jumper or fleece
- Spare set of walking clothes
- Balaclava*/ Wool Hat
- Gloves or Mitts*
- Map* & Compass*
- Route card
- First Aid Kit*
- Spare chocolate for emergency rations
- Toiletries etc.
- Shorts, floppy hat and sun cream if weather looks like being warm
Items marked * we can provide
Fortunately we are able to provide most specialist items from our well equipped stores eg. tents, sleeping bags and rucksacks. However, we do require students to have their own walking boots and waterproofs. Boots do not need to be expensive but should be broken in and provide some deg ree of ankle support – trainers are not adequate. Waterproofs should be breathable. It is also worth having proper walking socks – particularly on the longer Gold expeditions students will appreciate the extra cushioning these afford.
There are charges to cover transport and food for expeditions. Typically these will be around £50 for a one-night weekend expedition, £75 for a two-night expedition in the Lake District or Pennines and approximately £240 for a three-night expedition to Scotland requiring two nights in a hostel at either end.