The following is a sample of an individual kit list which would obviously need to be adapted to a particular expedition. The Team would be sent a Kit List specific to their expedition on signing up.

Base Layer:

  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 pairs thin layer socks
  • 3 pairs heavy duty walking socks
  • 3 pairs underwear
  • 1 set of thermals

Warm Layer/Trekwear:

  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 pair gloves and/or mitts
  • 1 wool or fleece hat
  • 1 long-sleeved shirt or equivalent
  • 2 pairs comfortable strong, quick-drying trousers
  • 1 pair comfortable cotton shorts or equivalent

Protective Layer:

  • 1 wide-brimmed sunhat (not baseball cap)
  • 1 waterproof and windproof jacket with hood (sturdy)
  • 1 pair of waterproof over-trousers

Equipment:

  • 1 bathing costume
  • 1 pair walking boots with semi-riogid sole and good ankle support
  • 1 pair sandals with ankle strap or old trainers
  • 1 large rucksack (65 litre minimum)
  • 1 rucksack liner (tough binbag style or sophisticated waterproof bag)
  • 1 day-sack/small rucksack (30 litres, will be carried on main trekking phase)
  • 1 three-season sleeping bag and compression sack
  • 1 sleeping bag liner
  • 1 sleeping mat
  • 1 head torch
  • 3 1 litre water bottle or hydration system (ideally 1 bottle and 2×1 litres hydration systems)
  • 1 pair sunglasses
  • 1 whistle
  • 1 set of: fork/spoon, mug, plate/bowl, (bowl is generally more practical)

Health and Hygiene:

  • 1 washing kit
  • 1 roll toilet paper
  • 1 large pack wet wipes or antibacterial gel
  • 1 insect repellent
  • 1 tube sun block/high factor sun cream
  • 1 tube lip sun block
  • 1 towel (not a beach towel, but a travel size towel)
  • Sufficient soap (biodegradable) for body, hair, and clothes
  • Sufficient sanitary products (for females)
  • Sufficient foot powder (antibacterial)
  • Sufficient personal medication (ie. ventolin inhalers, skin cream, etc.)
  • 1 personal first-aid kit – to include:
    • Antiseptic cream/wipes
    • Assorted plasters
    • Blister Kit
    • Antihistamine (not Triludan)
    • 10 x re-hydration sachets, ie. Dioralyte
    • Painkillers, ie. Paracetamol

Ancillaries:

  • 1 notebook/journal and pen
  • 1 small penknife
  • 1 moneybelt or puch (fits round waist or neck)
  • 1 cheap waterproof watch
  • 1 set of re-sealable plastic bags for waterproofing kit

Group Items (per 3/4 people or tent group):

  • 1 travel sewing kit
  • 1 spare pair of sunglasses
  • 15m of strong synthetic cord (paracord)
  • 1 roll of thick waterproof plastic tape (Gaffa tape)
  • 1 box waterproof matches/lighter

Documentation:

  • 1 passport (must be valid for at least 6 months after return date)
  • 3 passport photos
  • 3 copies of key pages of passport
  • 3 copies of personal contact details

Optional Items:

  • 1 neckerchief/bandana
  • 1 paperback book
  • 1 pack playing cards or similar recreational item (per tent group)
  • 1 or 2 walking poles (collapsible)

NOTE: Kit Lists for specific trips will issued to each Team on sign up.

Download a PDF version of the Kit List