PERTH & DISTRICT HILLWALKING CLUB

Winter Equipment List

Suggested Equipment for Challenging/Less Challenging Walks in Winter Conditions

 

Map

Compass

GPS

Head Torch

Whistle

Suitable Boots for conditions (Must Take Crampons if Required by Conditions, Grade B1, B2 or B3)

Wicking Base Layer(s)

Outer Waterproof/Windproof Shell (Goretex, Paramo etc)

Gaiters

Headgear

Balaclava

Gloves, Overgloves or Mitts & Overmitts

Large Polythene Survival Bag or/and Survival Shelter

Ice Axe         (If Required by Conditions)

Crampons     (If Required by Conditions)

Goggles        (If Required by Conditions)

First Aid Kit

Food and Drink (as Required by Conditions)

Change of Clothes to be left in Bus for return

 

Your ice axe and crampons can always be left on the bus if not required but those without will be left behind if it is possible that they may be required.

 

Members are asked to ensure that ice axes and crampons are carried safely and that points are protected when not in use to avoid injury to others or damage to peoples' belongings especially when in the bus.

Ben Vorlich, March 2012 Loch Lochy Feb 2012 MS Winter Safety Advice MS Winter Lecture Series

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland provide a lot of advice for heading to the hills in winter:

MS Winter Skills Courses Dec 14 Rob Roy Way Feb 2014 Mount Keen 2