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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:14 pm 

Joined: Tue May 23, 2017 3:56 pm
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Shoes: LaSportiva
Planning on coming on a wintry Scottish adventure? Here's a list of stuff you should bring:

Boots (need to be B2 or B3 rated) **These are essential but expensive, try to grab a second hand pair or borrow them from someone in the club**
Warm Socks
Thermal bottoms (check in Aldi, often have cracking deals this time of year)
Thermal tops
Trousers that you can walk/go climbing in (No Jerome you can’t wear shorts)
Gaiters (optional but keeps the snow out your socks, and will probably save your trousers from tearing on crampons!)
Fleeces (mix of thick and thin + one for your bag as a spare)
Warm hat/balaclava/buff (needs to fit under a helmet, +spare)
Gloves (one thick waterproof pair and one thin pair to go underneath) BRING SPARES!
Waterproof jacket and trousers (maybe some old/cheap ones too for while you're getting used to crampons!)
Rucksack for climbing in (35l-50l)
Down/synthetic jacket (optional but warm, ideally stylishly repaired with painted silk/gaffa tape.)
Head torch and spare batteries
(not for swimming obvs…) :shock:
Thermos flask (Bring if you can, absolutely lovely on the hill.)
Water bottles
Orange Survival bag
Roll top dry bag(s) (optional but keeps stuff in your bag dry)
Harness, Belay plate/crab and helmet (can borrow from club)
Personal first aid kit
Normal clothes
Sleeping bag for the hut (it's heated!)
Teddy bear
Stuff to wash with. (If you’re into that personal hygiene thing.)
Beard (optional, but you'll look like a badass; knitted/crochet/wild bear fur all apply.) :bigsmurf:

Places to look:
Outdoor gear exchange
Outdoor shops (Ask committee for 20% off discount code)
TKmaxx (often have decent outdoor clothing at low prices)

Again, ask around the club to see if anyone has any boots you can borrow-If anyone has any they're willing to lend please post here like last year!

(Not sure you’re boots are B2 or B3 rated? Just ask a me, Pres, Gear Secs or Vice Pres for any help you might need!)

Also if anyone finds any good links to deals on boots/waterproofs/bags etc please post them here or on the facebook group. (ideally both!)

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