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Kit List

Items That Will be Provided by the School:

  • Tent
  • Maps (but students must produce their own completed route maps)
  • Compass
  • Trangia cooking stove
  • Methylated spirit bottle
  • Whistle
  • Water
  • First aid kit

Students Will Need:

  • Rucksack (60 litres)*
  • Sleeping bag*
  • Hiking boots (will need to be worn in over a period of at least two weeks prior to the expedition)
  • Sufficient food:
    • Bronze award – 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
    • Silver award – 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
  • Suncream
  • Sun hat
  • Warm (woolly) hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof jacket (not showerproof or rain resistant)*
  • Waterproof over-trousers*
  • Changes of clothing – NO HOODIES!
  • Walking trousers – NO denim
  • Layers of clothing (not just a big jumper)
  • Strong walking socks (with thin ankle sock underneath)
  • Cutlery
  • Non-breakable bowl
  • Robust water bottle – 1 litre minimum
  • Wet wipes
  • Torch – a head torch is ideal
  • Fully charged mobile phone (switched off!)
  • A watch
  • Long matches for lighting meths stove
  • Flip-flops (for wearing around camp and inside tents)
  • Sleeping mat*
  • Pan scourer for cleaning stove pans
  • Plastic bags for rubbish
  • Camera (optional)
  • Bin liners in case of wet weather

Additional Items for Silver Award

  • Small trowel

 

* limited number of these items are available for hire from the school.

 

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