• Waterproof / bad weather clothing
  • Suitable footwear (hiking shoes/ boots / fell trail shoes / trainers such as Salomon’s/Merrill’s/Inov8 etc
  • Daysack with hip belt
  • Communications – always have a charged up mobile phone and power bank, you will be on the trail for up to 12 hours and many people run their phones down taking video/taking photos and using social media.
  • Map/compass or other method for location accuracy.
  • Enough water and food for a hard day on the hills with at least 1.5-2 litres of water
  • Hat that covers the ears – the winds on the famous peaks can be brutal at times and with driving rain to add to it, head protection is essential.
  • Walking poles – for those who know how to use them effectively