For your comfort and safety it is important clients bring to the course
all equipment items listed below.
Where you see a * - this item of equipment is provided by climbmts.
However, if you have all the equipment listed with a * then please
bring it 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 *
x 120cm dyneema sling and 1 x HMS
x Belay plate with 1 HMS karabiner
(Scrambles on Skye SMC) *
of the Cuillin (Harveys Cuillin
of Skye Superwalker map)
x Ortlieb map case
stiff-soled mountaineering boots
waterproof trousers and jacket
x Lightweight mid-layer
x Metolius fingerless leather gloves
x Lightweight fleece gloves
x Lightweight helmet liner hat
x Petzl tiki headtorch with fresh
x 40 to 50 litre alpiniste rucksack
with side compression straps
x Waterproof rucksack liner and
small selection of waterproof stuff
x Lightweight survival bag
x Personal first aid kit for blisters,
hydration emergencies and personal
x Pair of telescopic trekking poles
x Lightweight pocket knife and
outdoor wrist watch
x Nalgene wide lid hydration bottle
x Sun hat, sun cream, lip balm,
midge repellent and sunglasses.
to skin clothing. Avoid cotton
T-shirts. Wear modern moisture-wicking
garments and comfortable walking
indoor shoes, wash kit, towel and
of comfortable clothes for evening
x bivi bag—either plastic survival
or Gortex style.
x lightweight half length superlight thermarest
or a cut down section of Karrimatt foam.
x Lightweight 2 season sleeping bag
x Large plastic mug
x Plastic spoon
x spare pair of fresh socks and underwear
hygene kit, tooth brush, toilet paper and
dry antibacterial soap gel
stove and gas *
All climbing ropes and
technical lead placed protection
is provided, however, if you are
attending a Cuillin Mountaineer course
like to bring your own kit then please do so.
For equipment hire
or purchase types please visit www.tiso.com