National Three Peaks kit list
One thing you can usually guarantee in the mountains is rain.
They'll keep you warm without getting too sweaty.
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.
A single pair of decent quality socks is preferable to two thinner pairs as they'll usually be warmer and more comfortable.
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.
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
If the route's wet and muddy they help keep water out of your boots.
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.
You never know, the sun may come out!
In the car/minibus
SPARE CLOTHES, SHOES AND SOCKS
PLENTY TO EAT AND DRINK
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