What To Bring

Specialist equipment

All the specialist and technical equipment you will need for any of the activities organised by Undiscovered Mountains will be provided, eg ice axes, crampons, harnesses, helmets, skis, mountain bikes, wetsuits, ropes, kayaks etc., unless otherwise specified. If you want to bring your own equipment that's no problem!

Personal stuff

What clothing and personal equipment you need to bring will depend on what activity you are doing and what time of year you are traveling. Generally the weather is dry and sunny, cold in winter and hot in summer. However, it is the mountains so storms do happen! We've put together some kit lists for the most popular holidays and activities to help you do your packing!

In general a good rule of thumb is to bring layers starting with a good wicking t-shirt, thermal, fleece, duvet jacket (if winter or doing summer mountaineering) and waterproof shell.

For trousers, again depending on what time of year it is good to bring a few possibilities from shorts through to thermals and waterproof trousers. In general stretchy and good wicking material is most comfortable.

Footwear is very important and it is recommended to choose the most appropriate footwear for the activities you will be doing and wear your shoes, trainers or boots in before coming. Some specialist footwear, like mountaineering boots used for ice climbing or alpinism are very expensive so it is not worth investing in buying if you are just trying the activity out. These are available to hire in the area.

Essentials for any time of the year include:

  • Suncream
  • Lip salve
  • Cap or sunhat for summer or warm hat in winter
  • Sunglasses
  • A day rucksack for picnics and water

Have a look at our kit lists for our most popular holiday types:

Summer Multi Activity Holiday Kit List

Winter Multi activity Holiday Kit List

Mountaineering Kit List

Mountain Biking Kit List

Wolf Tracking Kit List

Walking Kit List

Road Cycling Kit List

Trail Running kit List

Kayaking Kit List

Snowshoeing Kit List

Cross Country Skiing Kit List

Ski Touring Kit List

Ski and Snowboard Kit List