Kit for mountain walking
Doing mid and high level walks means you will need some essential kit including suitable footwear, a backpack, appropriate layers of clothing, wind/waterproof outer shell, hat, gloves and some lunch.
|A group pausing on the Nantlle Ridge|
For low level walks you will need your own comfortable walking shoes or boots. For mid and high level walks you should have well fitting footwear with good grip and ankle support.
For mid and high level walks it is essential to have wind and waterproof outer garments, (no matter what the weather is like on the day). These are safety items which we insist upon; we have a limited amount of these items for hire.
For mid and high level walks you must have warm clothing suitable for the weather conditions. See opposite for details of the layering system. Cotton jeans are not recommended because they can become sodden in wet conditions; it is better to have a pair of light walking trousers that dry out quickly and that will provide warmth under a pair of waterproof overtrousers. Dont forget hat and gloves.
For mid and high level walks you will need a back pack to carry your waterproofs and any layers you are not using at the time as well as lunch and some water to drink!
Hopefully we will be walking in sunshine! In the high clear air the UV levels can be quite high, so bring some sun lotion in case of good weather!
Clothing - The layering system The layering system allows you stay comfortable in all the conditions you meet outdoors. There are 3 types of layer; base, mid and outer layer or "shell".
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