For your comfort and safety it is important clients bring to the course
all equipment items listed below.
Where you see an * equipment is provided by climbmts however, if you
have all the equipment listed with an * then please bring with you.
We encourage clients to use their own personal kit.
This aspect of the course is vital to get right, you need to think
about healthy food that will sustain you for five physically demanding
days on the hill. Please eat nutritious food and carry emergency food
supplements with you every day. For tips and handy hints - Trail magazine
has an excellent monthly section on healthy hill food.
You can shop at the Co-op supermarket in Kyle of Lochalsh, just before
the bridge crossing to Skye, or stop at the Co-op in Broadford, or
at Tesco in Portree or Somerfields supermarket in Fort William.
One of the key areas our clients regularly get wrong is managing their
hydration input. We therefore offer this advice. Dehydration is the
most common contributory cause of clients failing to complete our courses
or completing a big alpine day out.
Regularly hydrate in the morning before course departure, during the
mountain day and upon return. You can measure this by monitoring how
much you drink, and more importantly, how much you pee out.
Our advice is to carry an energy powder mix like High 5. It's best
to use this in combination with a wide opening Nalgene bottle (easy
to access and get powder mixes into).
and Harness *
of the Cuillin (Harveys Cuillin of
Skye Superwalker map)
x Ortlieb map case
stiff soled mountaineering boot
waterproof trouser and jacket with
x Lightweight mid-layer
x Metolius fingerless leather gloves
x Lightweight fleece glove
x Lightweight helmet hat liner
x Petzl tiki headtorch with fresh
x 40 to 50 litre alpinest rucksack
with side compression straps
x Waterproof rucksack liner + small selection
x Lightweight survival bag
x Personal first aid kit for blisters, hydration
emergencies and personal medications
x Pair of telescopic trekking poles
x Lightweight pocket knife, outdoor wrist watch
x Nalgene wide lid hydration bottle
x Sun hat, sun cream, lip balm, midge repelent and sun glasses.
to skin clothing. Avoid cotton T-shirts. Wear modern moisture-wicking
garments and comfortable walking trousers
indoor shoes, wash kit, towel and dish towel
of comfortable clothes for evening
For equipment hire or purchase types please