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Rock Climbing/ Abseiling

PACKING LIST – Rock climbing/abseiling


To make sure you have all the right gear for your chosen activities we've put together this handy packing list for you.

This is not a one size fits all, and many of the items you may choose to leave behind depending on the weather (no need for the woolly hat if it's 30 degrees and hasn't rained for 3 weeks!)

Please remember though that anything in Bold is mandatory and you will not be allowed to start your activity if you do not have these items, this is for your safety! (And we will check)

What you will need;

Good sturdy footwear - please don't feel the need to go buy a brand new pair of boots to go abseiling with. However a lot of the venues we visit are accessible only by footpaths, which can often be uneven, slippery or wet. So a good walking shoe or trainer with a sturdy sole and plenty of tread (grips) is important.

If you are taking part in the Quarries Experience then you will need a pair of wellies (or a spare pair of shoes and socks that you don't mind getting very wet!)

Warm clothing - Check the forecast. Even if the weather looks warm please make sure to have a spare layer with you (and no cotton please, it makes you very cold if the wind picks up). If it looks cold make sure you bring plenty of warm clothing.

Waterproof clothing - A Jacket is mandatory and a pair of waterproof trousers would be great. If you're going to spend any amount of time in the Lake District these are both worthwhile investments anyway and they don't have to cost a lot.

Lunch and snacks

Water – At least a litre (2 litres on a full day adventure)

Medications - If it's on your medical form you have to bring it!

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