Stay safe with the right gear
Get kitted out for comfort and success in the Scottish Highlands
As with all extreme mountain challenges, the Ring of Steall race has a manda mandatory kit list, so make sure you pack light, w wellfitting versions of the items belo below:
Must have taped seams and a hood. E Even if the weather seems brilliant blueskied at the start, this is Scotland.
Again, these need to have taped seams making them fully waterpr waterproof.
SPARE WARM TOP
You won’t regret carrying this once you get to the top of the mountain and the gloriously fresh wind starts biting into you.
HAT AND GLOVES
If you keep extremities toasty, the rest of your body will stay warmer.
FELL- OR MOUNTAIN-RUNNING SHOES
Good grip is vital, so look for shoes with widely spaced, deep lugs – tractors foror your feet.
When racing you need easy access to either water bottles or a easily-sippable hydration bladder.
MAP AND COMPASS
This race supplies a map, so all you need to remember is your compass...and how to use it. Book a navigation course if you’re unsure.
This must be a bag rather than a blanket so you can pos post your whole self (or someone else) warmly inside it.
Take one that’s bright enough to run in the dark with – we advise 200 lumens.
To attract attention in an emergency.
A spare 500kcals is a good shout to get you off the hill.
To note location and incident details.
Remember to climb higher to get a signal if you’re struggling in an emergency.
SMARTPHONE OR GPS WATCH
So you could give emergency services your location as accurately as possible.
Make sure it’s comfy by testing it fully pre-race.