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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.

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To carry with you

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

Kit to wear

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

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