Equipment required for the National Three Peaks Challenge

In order to be adequately prepared for the National Three Peaks Challenge, it is recommended that you take the following equipment, or the equivalent You may also wish to check the nutrition page, for a brief guide to food and drink suitable for long walking and physical challenges.

To carry with you

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Gloves (+ spares)
  • Hat (covering ears + spare)
  • Waterproofs
  • Backpack raincover
  • Mobile phone
  • Spare socks
  • Blister plasters
  • First aid kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch
  • Camera
  • Emergency shelter
  • Survival blanket
  • Optional: GPS
  • Optional: walking poles

Kit to wear

  • Walking boots & socks
  • Walking trousers
  • Sports top (not cotton)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Optional: Thermals

Leave in the car

  • Food
  • Changes of clothes
  • 4 litres of water per person
  • Light shoes / sandals
  • Sleeping bag / blanket