This kit list represents the list of the minimum equipment needed to take part in the hike, where variance is made by class it is noted in the text below.
If you have any doubt as to whether your clothing or equipment complies with the rules, then find something that you know will be acceptable. You may not agree with the rules but they are there for your protection and for the protection of others. If the Checkpoint Staff tell you to do anything covered by the rules they are working by the rules. Please don’t put them in an awkward situation by arriving unsuitably dressed or short of essential equipment. In all cases the decision of the Organiser is final.
Whilst every effort will be made to make the application of the rules as fair as possible, competitors are reminded that their attitude and conduct should be governed by the Laws of the Scout and Guide movements.
EQUIPMENT WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE THE TEAM IS ALLOWED TO START AND MAY BE CHECKED AGAIN DURING THE HIKE. ANY SHORTAGES WILL HAVE TO BE OBTAINED BEFORE COMMENCING OR RE-COMMENCING HIKING
Each team member must wear the following –
- Full length trousers made of quick drying material. Strictly no denim or jeans
- Shirt with sleeves (i.e. not a vest)
- Thermal Layer (i.e. fleece or sweater)
- High Visibility or fluorescent top. To be worn at all times. High visibility with reflective strips to be worn after dusk or in poor visibility
- Good quality hiking boots with ankle support, or trail running shoes (see rules regarding running)
Each team member must carry (or wear as relevent)
- Waterproof trousers with taped seams
- Waterproof coat with taped seams
- Thermal hat
- Thermal gloves
- Spare sweater or fleece
- Rucksack, with high visibility reflective strips prominently placed
- Rucksack liner or dry bag or thick plastic bag i.e. rubble sack, for dry storage spare clothing
- Drink bottles, each person must carry sufficient quantity of cold drink (no high caffeine drinks)
The team should carry the following equipment distributed between participants, each participant should know who is carrying what.
- 2x Bivi Bag or survival bag, each bag large enough to fit 2 persons.
- Flask with cup containing hot drink (min 500ml) refilled as required during hike. (optional for open class)
- 2x whistles
- 2x OS Maps 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 scale full maps, to cover whole route, not photocopies (one set required for open class) (Classes E & V may opt out of carrying maps 121 / OL10)
- 2x Compass
- Fully charged battery pack suitable to recharge both emergency phones with appropriate connections (optional for S & Open classes)
- Emergency Food, 225g of boiled sweets or chocolate
- 2x suitable torches (not wind up) with spare batteries
- 2x Mobile Phones turned on with ringer volume turned up and are fully charged with credit. If able, we would like you to download the what3words app onto your phones and be familiar with its use.
- 2x clear or opaque sealed plastic bags (e.g. freezer bags) for keeping emergency phones dry.
- Bootlace for tally card
FIRST AID KIT
The team should carry a first aid kit that contains at least the following.
- 3” x 6ft (75mm x 2m) crepe bandage
- Lint dressing
- Micropore tape (sufficient to secure a bandage)
- 2x Triangular slings
- Assorted plasters
- 2x antiseptic wipes
- Pencil & notepad/paper
- Disposable plastic gloves (a minimum of 2 pairs)
- Resuscitation face shield
Filled in permission form (here) for each participant. Team number will be added at checkin.