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. On our organised events, some of this equipment is mandatory - please refer to the event kit list.

Kit to wear

  • Walking boots (mandatory, not trail shoes or trainers)
  • Hiking socks (wearing a single pair recommended, rather than using a liner sock)
  • Walking trousers (lightweight hiking trousers, not jeans or tracksuit trousers)
  • Sports top (not cotton)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Optional: Thermals

To carry with you

  • Hill maps
  • Compass
  • Hill snacks
  • Gloves (+ spares)
  • Hat (covering ears + spare)
  • Waterproofs
  • Backpack raincover
  • Spare socks
  • Blister plasters
  • Sunglasses & suncream
  • Head torch
  • Recommended: walking poles
  • Optional: GPS

We recommend carrying one of each of these amongst your group.

  • Emergency shelter
  • Safety blanket
  • First aid kit

Keep in the car

  • Food (main supplies, carry some snacks)
  • Changes of clothes
  • 4 litres of water per person
  • Light shoes / sandals
  • Sleeping bag / blanket

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