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Kit list

Please bring the following items on our navigation courses:


  • Suitable outdoor clothing including warm layers (fleece, jumper etc.), hat, gloves, hiking boots, waterproofs (you must be sure that your outer shell layer is water-proof and breatheable). N.B. for a low level summer courses you should use your judgement on clothing, but for any mountain-based course the above are essential.
  • note book and pencil
  • packed lunch for day courses
  • torch (ideally head torch) + spare batteries (for day courses held in the winter)
  • mobile phone (if you have one)
  • sun screen
  • water bottle

In addition to the above requirements for a day course on an overnight mountain course requires the following items:

  • mountain tent
  • warm sleeping bag (3 season +)
  • mattress (e.g. ThermaRest, roll mat)
  • food for meals, such as boil in the bag and lunches
  • snacks for between meals
  • wash kit and towel
  • camping stove and spare gas
  • pots, mug, cutlery and plate/mess tin


  • Compass (we recommend Silva Expedition 4 if you are buying one) (compasses are available for loan - let us know if you wish to borrow one)
  • OS map 1:25,000 of the area and mapcase (maps are available for loan)
  • personal First Aid kit
  • insect repellent (strongly recommended for Scotland in summer!)




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