Gear

If you need any further advice with regards to what gear is suitable or what you need for a particular trip, please contact gear@luuhc.com or ask a any member of the committee.

If you turn up to a trip without the correct gear & the leaders deem your gear inappropriate, you will not be able to come on the trip & regrettably cannot be refunded.

As a member of the club you are entitled to borrow any equipment from our gear store free of charge.  Please email the gear secretary at gear@luuhc.com

In addition, all members are entitled to discounts in many outdoor gear shops.  A 10% discount on all full priced items has been kindly given to all LUUHC members by Nevisport:

www.nevisport.com

www.nevisport.com/activities/walking

SUNDAY TRIPS ESSENTIALS:

·      Walking boots - NO TRAINERS

o   Hiking boots are tough with thick soles, ankle protection and generally some level of waterproofing. It is these features, not present on trainers, which are important and prevent us from taking people out without boots

·      Suitable walking trousers - NO JEANS

·      Suitable walking top/baselayer - NO COTTON

·      Small daysack (20-30 litres is ideal)

·      Waterproof jacket and trousers

·      Spare warm layers (wrap in a drybag/plastic bag while in your rucksack to keep them dry)

·      Warm hat and gloves

·      Packed lunch

·      A survival bag

·      Water (minimum of 1 litre, more if it is very warm weather)

·      Personal medication (please inform walk leader of any existing medical conditions)

·      Compass

WEEKEND TRIP ESSENTIALS:

Everything you need for a Sunday trip, and in addition... 

·      Walking boots

  • Socks

  • Walking trousers - not jeans!

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Rucksack

  • Drybags (to line your rucksack or sufficiently thick bin liners)

  • Water bottles / platypus / flask

  • Woolly hat

  • Gloves

  • Head torch and spare batteries

  • Sufficient underwear (+ a couple of spares in case you get wet)

  • Thermal top (obviously time of year dependant)

  • T-shirts (synthetic for walking in)

  • Suitable jumpers (e.g.: fleece)

  • Bag for all your extra kit

  • Sleeping bag

  • Roll mat (Hut dependent)

  • Survival bag

  • Gaiters (optional)

  • Buff or similar

  • Trainers for evening and journey up

  • One set of normal comfy clothes for the journey up and evening

  • Belt

  • Pyjamas

TOILETRIES ETC.

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Moisturiser

  • Lipsal/Vaseline

  • Suncream

  • Sunglasses

  • Glasses / Contacts and solution

  • Hairbrush

  • Hair bobbles & pins

  • Wet wipes (infinitely useful in every situation

  • Towel

  • Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Soap / Shower gel

  • Personal medication (painkillers for hangover?)

  • Earplugs (useful if you have a snorer in the room)

  • Eye shade

  • Tampons etc.

FOOD

  • Lunch for each day hiking

  • Any snacks for the journey up

  • Snacks for the hike (e.g.: chocolate raisins)

OTHER

  • Phone & charger

  • Camera (with charged battery and a memory card)

  • Preferred tipple for evenings

  • MP3 if owned for the bus journey

  • Compass and whistle (mainly for leaders but if you have one bring it)

  • Money!

WINTER TRIP ESSENTIALS

·      Everything you need for a weekend trip, and in addition...

·      Hiking boots must be crampon-rated winter boots (B2 or higher)

·      A larger rucksack (35 litres or more is ideal)

·      Extra warm layers

·      Warm hat/balaclava and several pairs of (waterproof) gloves

·      Ski goggles

·      Extra food (many calories)

·      Bivi bag / orange survival bag

The club has sufficient crampons and ice axes which members can borrow for the trips.

Please note: everyone who intends to join us on a winter trip must attend the Winter Trip Safety/Skills Briefing before they are allowed on the trip.

For more details and more useful items, please look at our comprehensive kit list for winter trips

This list contains everything committee members take with us on winter trips. Obviously delete for yourselves as appropriate, but this may be useful for those of you who forget things or don't know what to pack.

The club has sufficient crampons and ice axes which members can borrow for the trips.

Please note: everyone who intends to join us on a winter trip must attend the Winter Trip Safety/Skills Briefing before they are allowed on the trip.

NB: Winter trips only refers to the weekend trips to Scotland in February. No special winter gear is required for other trips in winter months, unless specified otherwise in the trip announcement.

 

HIKING GEAR AND GENERAL CLOTHING

  • Walking boots - must be rated B2+

  • Socks

  • Walking trousers - not jeans!

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Rucksack (30-40 litres at least!)

  • Ski goggles (really useful!)

  • Drybags (to line your rucksack or sufficiently thick bin liners)

  • Water bottles / platypus / flask

  • Woolly hat

  • Waterproof gloves + spare gloves

  • Handwarmers for those who get cold hands easily

  • Head torch and spare batteries

  • Sufficient underwear (+ a couple of spares in case you get wet)

  • Thermal tops

  • Long johns

  • T-shirts (synthetic for walking in)

  • Suitable jumpers (e.g.: fleece)

  • Bag for all your extra kit

  • Sleeping bag

  • Roll mat (Hut dependent)

  • Survival bag

  • Gaiters

  • Tubular neckscaff

  • Balaclava

  • Trainers for evening and journey up

  • One set of normal comfy clothes for the journey up and evening

  • Belt

  • Pyjamas

TOILETRIES ETC.

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Moisturiser

  • Lipsal/Vaseline

  • Suncream

  • Sunglasses

  • Glasses / Contacts and solution

  • Hairbrush

  • Hair bobbles & pins

  • Wet wipes (infinitely useful in every situation)

  • Towel

  • Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Soap / Shower gel

  • Personal medication (painkillers for hangover?)

  • Earplugs (useful if you have a snorer in the room)

  • Eye shade

  • Tampons etc.

FOOD

  • Lunch for each day hiking (the more calories the better!)

  • Any snacks for the journey up

  • Snacks for the hike (e.g.: chocolate raisins)

OTHER

  • Phone & charger

  • Camera (with charged battery and a memory card)

  • Preferred tipple for evenings

  • MP3 if owned for the bus journey

  • Compass and whistle (mainly for leaders but if you have one bring it)

  • Money!