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Gear

On this page, you learn how you can borrow gear from the Gear Store, which gear you will need on club trips, how to layer your clothes and much much more!

The Gearstore

The club has a long established history of supporting its members in all outdoor activities. Over the years, we have put together a comprehensive store of equipment that we make available to members old and new. If you bring the boots, we can give you most of the rest – from jackets to crampons, head torches to sleeping bags, just come along to the gear store. Equipment hire is subject to a £20 deposit.

Open every week during term-time (usually around 7pm on Thursdays, watch announcements for opening times), the gear store and our friendly Gear Secretary will look after all your equipment needs. Remember, those boots were made for walking, but you’ll need a few more things to make you ready for the Scottish hills. Check our kit list below for more details.

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Kit List

This is a guide to the gear you need to bring with you on meets for your own safety and comfort. Some items are only needed on winter meets or on multi-day meets and these are indicated below. The list also indicates which items are available from the club’s gear store. Please note that there is a limited supply of equipment in the gear store hence a first come first served rule applies.

If you have any questions about any of this
gear, feel free to ask member of the committee or other experienced club
member for their opinion.

“Winter” gear is generally required whenever winter conditions (snow /
ice) prevail on the hills. Obviously the timing of this varies from
year to year but typically winter conditions will be upon us by around
December or January and continue through to March or April. In some
years the season starts earlier or ends later. Mountain weather
forecasts from MWIS and snow reports from the SAIS can be useful in identifying the current conditions (see weather and conditions page). Additionally an announcement will be made once the winter season is felt to be upon us, after which
the carrying of winter gear is considered essential until the season is over.

Essential Kit

Everyone going on a club meet must individually bring the following items:

  • Walking Boots
  • Waterproof Trousers Gear Store
  • Waterproof Jacket Gear Store
  • Gloves
  • Wooly Hat
  • Fleece / Warm Layer
  • Walking Trousers (comfortable, leightweight)
  • Rucksack Gear Store
  • Head Torch Gear Store
  • Food
  • Water
  • Survival Bag Gear Store

Essential in Winter

  • Ice Axe Gear Store
  • Crampons Gear Store

Essential for Multi-day Trips

  • Sleeping Bag Gear Store
  • Spare Warm Clothes
  • More Food – e.g. 2x Breakfast, 2x Lunch, 1x Dinner

Essential for Groups

In addition the following items must be carried by at least one person in each walking group, and should be carried by as many people as possible. If this is your first hike with the club, don’t worry about these items, we’ll sort that for you.

  • Map Gear Store
  • Compass Gear Store
  • First Aid Kit Gear Store
  • Whistle

useful Kit

  • Spare Batteries and Bulb for Head Torch
  • Gaiters Gear Store
  • Base Layer
  • Spare Gloves
  • Thermos Flask (of hot drink / soup)
  • Neck Gaiter / Balaclava / Buff
  • Ski Goggles
  • GPS configured for British National Grid coordinates (more info)
  • Walking Poles
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Snow Shovel
  • Snow shoes

REMINDERS

  • boots – Proper hill-walking boots are strongly advised. They should be sturdy, provide good ankle support, be waterproof.. and of course be comfortable
  • food and water – Take enough to last you the for the day / weekend.
  • clothing – Warm! Remember warm hat and gloves and an extra fleece/jumper. Trousers should be lightweight and comfortable. DON’T WEAR JEANS! (Jeans tend to chafe and are even worse when wet – and if they do get wet they’ll stay wet all day!)
  • waterproofs – Both jacket and overtrousers.
  • maps – Some maps are available at the gear store (limited supply and coverage – see map library). Maps are also available from any good outdoor shop and you can use the service of digimaps for free! Just use your Dundee Uni account to log in.
  • ice axe and crampons (winter only) – In winter you must bring these. It’s important to make sure your crampons are properly adjusted to fit your boots beforehand. Do this in the gear store or before you leave home – don’t wait until your halfway up a mountain! See boots and crampons page for info.
  • The club also has a selection of maps which can be borrowed.

On this page, you learn how you can borrow gear from the Gear Store, which gear you will need on club trips, how to layer your clothes and much much more!

The club has a long established history of supporting its members in all outdoor activities. Over the years, we have put together a comprehensive store of equipment that we make available to members old and new. If you bring the boots, we can give you most of the rest – from jackets to crampons, head torches to sleeping bags, just come along to the gear store. Equipment hire is subject to a £20 deposit.

Open every week during term-time (usually around 7pm on Thursdays, watch announcements for opening times), the gear store and our friendly Gear Secretary will look after all your equipment needs. Remember, those boots were made for walking, but you’ll need a few more things to make you ready for the Scottish hills. Check our kit list below for more details.

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This is a guide to the gear you need to bring with you on meets for your own safety and comfort. Some items are only needed on winter meets or on multi-day meets and these are indicated below. The list also indicates which items are available from the club’s gear store. Please note that there is a limited supply of equipment in the gear store hence a first come first served rule applies.

If you have any questions about any of this
gear, feel free to ask member of the committee or other experienced club
member for their opinion.

“Winter” gear is generally required whenever winter conditions (snow /
ice) prevail on the hills. Obviously the timing of this varies from
year to year but typically winter conditions will be upon us by around
December or January and continue through to March or April. In some
years the season starts earlier or ends later. Mountain weather
forecasts from MWIS and snow reports from the SAIS can be useful in identifying the current conditions (see weather and conditions page). Additionally an announcement will be made once the winter season is felt to be upon us, after which
the carrying of winter gear is considered essential until the season is over.

Essential Kit

Everyone going on a club meet must individually bring the following items:

  • Walking Boots
  • Waterproof Trousers Gear Store
  • Waterproof Jacket Gear Store
  • Gloves
  • Wooly Hat
  • Fleece / Warm Layer
  • Walking Trousers (comfortable, leightweight)
  • Rucksack Gear Store
  • Head Torch Gear Store
  • Food
  • Water
  • Survival Bag Gear Store

Essential in Winter

  • Ice Axe Gear Store
  • Crampons Gear Store

Essential for Multi-day Trips

  • Sleeping Bag Gear Store
  • Spare Warm Clothes
  • More Food – e.g. 2x Breakfast, 2x Lunch, 1x Dinner

Essential for Groups

In addition the following items must be carried by at least one person in each walking group, and should be carried by as many people as possible. If this is your first hike with the club, don’t worry about these items, we’ll sort that for you.

  • Map Gear Store
  • Compass Gear Store
  • First Aid Kit Gear Store
  • Whistle

useful Kit

  • Spare Batteries and Bulb for Head Torch
  • Gaiters Gear Store
  • Base Layer
  • Spare Gloves
  • Thermos Flask (of hot drink / soup)
  • Neck Gaiter / Balaclava / Buff
  • Ski Goggles
  • GPS configured for British National Grid coordinates (more info)
  • Walking Poles
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Snow Shovel
  • Snow shoes

REMINDERS

  • boots – Proper hill-walking boots are strongly advised. They should be sturdy, provide good ankle support, be waterproof.. and of course be comfortable
  • food and water – Take enough to last you the for the day / weekend.
  • clothing – Warm! Remember warm hat and gloves and an extra fleece/jumper. Trousers should be lightweight and comfortable. DON’T WEAR JEANS! (Jeans tend to chafe and are even worse when wet – and if they do get wet they’ll stay wet all day!)
  • waterproofs – Both jacket and overtrousers.
  • maps – Some maps are available at the gear store (limited supply and coverage – see map library). Maps are also available from any good outdoor shop and you can use the service of digimaps for free! Just use your Dundee Uni account to log in.
  • ice axe and crampons (winter only) – In winter you must bring these. It’s important to make sure your crampons are properly adjusted to fit your boots beforehand. Do this in the gear store or before you leave home – don’t wait until your halfway up a mountain! See boots and crampons page for info.
  • The club also has a selection of maps which can be borrowed.