Equipment list for winter courses

For all winter courses you will need to bring:

  • Yourself
    Enthusiastic, ready to learn and ready to have fun.
  • Footwear
    These should be winter walking boots with a supportive ankle, good tread pattern and able to secure your foot to prevent blistering. They will need to be classified as a B1, B2 or B3 boot meaning that they are capable of taking crampons. Due to the unique shape of feet Climb GB does not provide boots, we prefer customers to purchase their own thereby ensuring they have comfortable footwear which fits their own feet.
  • Socks
    These should be thick “loop stitch” style walking socks
  • Walking trousers
    Trousers which allow a good range of movement (not jeans).
  • Waterproof trousers
    These should be waterproof (not just showerproof) and with a side zip to allow them to fit over boots.
  • Base layer t-shirt
    This should be able to wick sweat and dry quickly (preferably not cotton).
  • Upper body insulation
    Clothing which allows a good range of movement and at least one additional warm layer, e.g. 2 fleeces.
  • Waterproof jacket
    This should be waterproof (not just showerproof) and with a hood which can be cinched around the face.
  • Warm hat and gloves
    Multiple pairs of gloves to replace wet pairs throughout course of the day.
  • Goggles
    Ideally clear lens to allow you to see in a whiteout/blizzard.
  • Cap, sunglasses and sun cream
    For if the weather does get sunny!
  • Food and drink
    Enough to keep you energised for the whole session (Keep in mind that you will be extremely active and will burn through a lot of energy).
  • Any personal items
    e.g. medication etc.
  • Rucksack
    This should be big enough to carry all of your equipment (Approx. 30 litres for day sessions) and everything should be in waterproof plastic bags or ‘dry bags’.
  • Torch
    To be carried in case of night navigation (a very unlikely scenario).


For all winter courses Climb GB can provide the following items:

  • Compass and maps
    (A selection of 1:25000 and 1:50000 OS maps and 1:40000 BMC maps).
  • Crampons
    10/12 point crampons suitable for all B1/B2/B3 mountaineering boots.
  • Ice axe
    A classic winter walking / mountaineering axe.