Based on Libby Peter’s Climber Magazine Article

Essential Personal Kit:

Winter Boots – Stiff Soles

Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof Trousers

Base layer – Thermals

Fleece/Midlayer

Spare Layer

Woolly Hat and Scarf/Buff

Gloves – at least 2 pairs

Gaiters

Watch

Crampons –Fitted to boots

Walking Axe – For your size

Torch (Preferably a headtorch)

Map and Compass

Food (+ emergency rations)

Mobile Phone

Sunglasses

Survival Bag

Water

 

 

Group Kit:

Group Shelter

Shovel

First Aid Kit

 

 

Desired Kit:

Goggles

Sun Cream

Walking Poles

Camera

              

Remember:

  • Make sure people know your plan and roughly what time you are getting back.
  • It is very easy to overheat when walking in winter. Using many layers is always better than one think layer.
  • When you stop walking you get cold very quickly.
  • Make sure you are aware of the weather and avalanche forecast. Ask around and someone will know.
  • It gets dark early – Make the most of the light and don’t be surprised to be walking in the dark.