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.

Walking boots are essential for a challenge such as this, to help prevent ankle injuries.

To carry with you

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Gloves
  • Hat (covering ears)
  • Waterproofs
  • Backpack raincover
  • Mobile phone
  • Spare socks
  • Blister plasters
  • First aid kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch
  • Camera
  • Emergency shelter
  • Survival blanket
  • Optional: GPS
  • Optional: walking poles
  • Winter: Crampons

Equipment worn

  • Walking boots & socks
  • Thermals
  • Walking trousers
  • Sports top (not cotton)
  • Windproof jacket

Leave in the car

  • Changes of climbing clothes
  • 6 * 2 litre bottles of water
  • Sandwiches
  • Sandals
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent