Virtual Six Summits for 2022 registration is now open! Along with the challenges for 2022

Kit List

All Walkers must have the items below as a minimum and all will be checked, and need to be of good condition and working order. Failure to have all the minimum equipment will result in either the walker or teams ability to begin and take part.

Every team MEMBER must have the following:

Warm hat

Keep you warm. We often see cool days and very cold nights over the weekend.

Sun hat

We have experienced some very warm temperatures over the weekend with strong sun. Essential to help protect against sunstroke.

Gloves

For the cool evening and days out on the hills of Shropshire, essential kit for hiking in the terrain.

Waterproof Coat

Your coat needs to be waterproof, and able to keep you dry all day, as there is no shelter out on the hills and you should be prepared for the worse of weather. A good test is to stand in the shower with it on for a while and see if it leaks.

Waterproof Trousers

Keep your legs dry, especially again on those wet and wild days out on the hills. Optionally having a set of gaiters can help keep lower legs and the top of your boots more protected.

Waterproof walking boots.

Keep your feet dry and help protect your ankles. Make sure that if you need or get new boots to ensure you do so with plenty of time to get used to them ready for the weekend, Good quality walking socks are key for good foot health.

Orange Survival Bag

You need to be prepared for anything, and we know that sometimes things don’t go to plan, with either weather or accidents. These bags will keep you or another casualty protected against the elements until rescue arrives.

Torch and Spare batteries

Torch with spare batteries is essential, not just for nighttime around camp, but out on the hills as it can be used to signal for help.

Plastic Whistle

Yes, it needs to be a plastic whistle, but why? We have seen extreme cold weather on the hills, and there is a risk that metal whistle could freeze to your lips and be very painful to remove.

Sunscreen and Aftersun Cream

We have had to deal with sunburn out on the event, as the sun can be strong even at the beginning of May. We advise taking a high sunscreen factor. Aftersun to help cool the skin, if you have been a little slow applying sunscreen

High Viz Vest

We spend as much time as possible on footpaths, but it is inevitable we need to walk along some roads, and you need to be seen from the front and back at all times.

High Viz from behind

We spend as much time as possible on footpaths, but it is inevitable we need to walk along some roads, and you need to be seen from the front and back at all times.

Rucksack

Training Event, this need to be a minimum of a daysack that can carry all you need for the day including minimum equipment.

Expedition Event, this needs to be able to carry all you need for three days, as you cannot have anything transported between campsites except your portable toilet.

Pencil and Paper

Why a pencil, well, it works on paper even when wet. At times you may need to write down critical information that can be at times easy to forget. make sure both are in a waterproof bag.

Food and Water

Training Event, you need to have all you need to eat for your day out hiking, we do have water out at checkpoints, but don’t travel too light. Recommend min 1-litre bottle of water.

Expedition Event, you need to have all the food you need for the three days, with again, water out at checkpoints and at campsites. Recommend min 1-litre bottle of water.

Every TEAM must have the following:

Completed Route Card & Plan

Complete the route card and plan that will be sent 5-6 weeks before the event. This must be completed by the young people of the team as part of the challenge of the Six Summits

Map Case

Map case to protect the maps and route card, as young people of the team are to navigate the route each day. A second map case is recommended, so more than one person can help read the map to support the other map reader.

Small First Aid Kit

Suitable to handle a first aid incident while out hiking

Compeed or similar

We all get a blister at some point, and for those who know, plasters are not always the best option. Compeed or similar product is designed for blisters and hiking.

Mobile Phone

Able to call emergency services if ever needed and contact walk control if in difficulty. We also use a mobile phone, at some unmanned checkpoints, where the team is to text to check-in. The team should make sure it is fully charged at the beginning of each day.

Two Ordnance Survey Maps sets (Map reference numbers to follow)

Each team is to have two complete map sets for the weekend to navigate the route. The second set is so that two can read maps at the same time or in case one set gets damaged or even lost.

Three Compasses (Silva or Suunto)

Compasses must be of suitable quality, with a base plate and be in full working order. Compasses found not to be in working order will not be counted towards the minimum of three per team.

Suggested additional clothing and equipment to be carried

Training Event

2 x Pairs of thin socks
1 x Walking trousers (no jeans)
1 x Pair Walking shorts
1 x T-shirts or walking tops
1 x Lightweight and a light coloured long-sleeved shirt.
2 x Jumpers or fleece
1 x Small pot of Sudocrem
1 x Rucksack liner (heavy duty bin liner)
1 x personal mobile phone (fully charged)
1 x Water bottle ( min 1lt)
1 x Sunglasses
1 x bag of food

Expedition Event

3 x Pairs of thin socks
2 x Walking trousers (no jeans)
1 x Pair Walking shorts
3 x T-shirts or walking tops
1 x Lightweight and a light coloured long-sleeved shirt.
2 x Jumpers or fleece
3 x Pairs of underwear 
1 x Set of clothes to sleep in (This will depend on how good your sleeping bag is)
1 x 3 Bin liners
1 x Toiletry bag, Toothbrush and toothpaste
1 x Small towel
1 x Small pot of Sudocrem
1 x Rucksack liner (heavy duty bin liner)
1 x Sleeping bag with Compression straps
1 x Sleeping mat or Thermarest
1 x Personal mobile phone (fully charged)
1 x Water bottle ( min 1lt)
1 x Sunglasses
1 x Bag of food (3 days)
1 x KFS, mug and plate
1 x Tent
Stove and fuel (3 days)