National Three Peaks kit list
Regular hikers are likely to already have the required kit as nothing too technical is needed during the summer months. The most important things are to make sure your boots fit comfortably and that you're prepared for the weather. Here's the all-important kit list for you to check off.

National Three Peaks kit list

WATERPROOF JACKET

One thing you can usually guarantee in the mountains is rain.

WINDPROOF TROUSERS

They'll keep you warm without getting too sweaty.

THREE-SEASON BOOTS

Pick a comfortable pair and test them on plenty of training walks. Walking shoes will not suffice on this sort of terrain - you need ankle support.

HIKING SOCKS

A single pair of decent quality socks is preferable to two thinner pairs as they'll usually be warmer and more comfortable.

RUCKSACK

A day pack with around 25-litre capacity should be fine in summer.

GLOVES X 2

It's good to have one thin pair with a thicker waterproof pair as backup.

HAT

No need to spend a lot of money on this, just pack something thick and warm.

MAP AND COMPASS

And more importantly, learn how to navigate with them.

TREKKING POLES (OPTIONAL)

Great for easing pressure on knees on ascents and descents.

In your rucksack

GAITERS (OPTIONAL)

If the route's wet and muddy they help keep water out of your boots.

WATERPROOF TROUSERS

A thin lightweight pair to pull over your trousers if it rains.

FLEECE OR WARM LAYER

Something windproof wouldbe ideal.

DRY BAGS OR BIN LINER

Essential for keeping the contents of your rucksack dry.

HEAD TORCH AND BATTERIES

Could be a lifesaver if you get delayed on the hills after dark.

MOBILE PHONE AND PORTABLE CHARGER

Great for navigating but shouldn't be exclusively relied on, and vital if you need to call for help.

FIRST AID KIT

A basic kit is fine but consider adding relevant extras like a thermal blanket/survival bag and blister protection.

SUN CREAM

You never know, the sun may come out!

In the car/minibus

SPARE CLOTHES, SHOES AND SOCKS

PHONE CHARGER

TOWEL

PILLOW

PLENTY TO EAT AND DRINK

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