Hillwalking Gear Checklist


Essential / recommended
  • Hillwalking Boots
  • Wind / waterproof jacket
  • Socks
  • Leggings / tracksuit bottoms
  • Thermal top / T-shirt
  • Fleece & spare fleece
  • Hat & gloves
  • Overtrousers
  • Gaiters
  • Food & drink
  • Emergency rations
  • Rucksack with liner
  • Bivvy bag
  • Whistle
  • Map (laminated or in map case)
  • Compass
  • Watch
  • Torch & spare battery / bulb
  • First aid kit

Other useful items
  • Trekking pole(s)
  • Mobile phone
  • Reflective armband
  • Spare socks
  • Spare laces
  • Water purification tablets
  • GPS
Additional in summer
  • Extra water
  • Sunscreen / lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Additional in winter
  • Flask
  • Thermal leggings
  • Extra fleece
  • Second hat
  • Mitts
  • Second pair of gloves
  • Balaclava
  • Group shelter (within the group)

Scottish winter conditions
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Goggles
  • Sleeping bag (within the group)
  • More warm clothes, extra hat & gloves
  • heavy-duty waterproofs
  • gaiters essential


Galtees south slopes