Kit Lists

Personal on the hill:

  • Walking boots (waterproof) - boots preferred rather than shoes/trainers
  • Warm socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Suitable walking clothes – synthetic is best; no jeans
  • Spare fleece
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Headtorch with spare batteries
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner (e.g. sturdy bin liner)
  • Sufficient food for lunch and snacks
  • Emergency food

In addition in winter take:

  • Sunglasses and Suncream
  • Extra warm layers (thermals)
  • Spare gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Ice Axe / Crampons (if you don’t know how to use these, ask a committee member, or plan your walks to avoid using them)

The following items may be useful if you have them.

  • Map (and map case)
  • Compass
  • Gaiters
  • Sunglasses, Cap/Brimmed hat and Suncream (in summer)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Survival Bag
  • Thermos flask for hot drink
  • Goggles (in winter)
  • Walking poles

Each group should also carry between them:

  • Group shelter (large enough for everyone)
  • Group first aid kit
  • 2 maps (at least)
  • 2 compasses (at least)

For the bunkhouse:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Food for breakfasts / lunches
  • Toiletries (e.g. a Towel, Most - if not all - bunkhouses will have showers)
  • Dry clothes

Getting kit:

The Club has plenty of kit available for members to borrow, with a (slight out of date) list here. If you need to buy kit, Cambridge has a good supply of outdoors shops, including Cotswold Outdoor (a big chain with a large range on Bridge St.), Mountain Warehouse (good discount kit, under Cotswold), Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports and The North Face (both in Lion Yard), Decathlon (good discount kit, at the Grafton Centre) and Go Outdoors (Beehive Centre, beyond the Grafton Centre). The Club has a 15% discount at Cotswold, 15% at Ellis Brigham with Rainbow Rocket Membership and the BMC membership has various associated discounts. Most experienced club members will be glad to help if you'd like advice.