Equipment for the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge

For self-organised, self-supported events, we suggest the kit list below, drawing particular attention to safety kit. Please see the tailored kit list for the Open Welsh events, as some of this kit is carried by our staff.

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 (lightweight hiking trousers, not jeans or tracksuit trousers)
  • Sports top (not cotton)
  • Windproof jacket
  • Thermal baselayer

Safety Kit

  • Emergency shelter
  • Safety blanket
  • First aid kit

To carry with you

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

Keep in your transport

  • Food (main supplies, carry some snacks)
  • Changes of clothes
  • 4 litres of water per person
  • Light shoes / sandals
  • Sleeping bags, blankets, travel pillows
Walking boots are strongly recommended

We strongly recommend wearing walking boots, rather than trail shoes with low ankles.


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