Each team must carry (Solo entries must carry all their kit or teams may split this between members):
- A tent with a sewn in groundsheet. See tent rules below *
- Sufficient food for an evening meal and a breakfast,
- A stove and means to produce hot food/drink (enough fuel must remain to allow a hot drink to be made by you at the finish on Day 2)
- First aid kit to include as a minimum: wound dressings (one large), triangular bandage, roller bandage & anti-inflammatory tablets/ointments (not compulsory). It is also recommended that you take some blister treatment and sunscreen/midge repellent (depending on the weather!).
Each person must wear or carry :
- Compass (Silva O type or equivalent)
- Map (provided at the start)
- Pencil & paper
- Torch (with spare bulb) sufficient to give 6 hours light. A Petzl Tikka or similar torches which contain MULTIPLE LEDs are fine but penlights are insufficient.
- Sleeping bag. See note below **
- Survival bag (not space blanket)
- Waterproof cagoule with hood (taped seems and not just a Pertex windproof)
- Overtrousers (these can be Pertex)
- Tracksters/thermal bottoms (Lycra tights OK if weather forecast is good - "Skins" are OK as lycra tights/leggings)
- Thermal vest or similar
- Warm thicker top
- Hill food for each day with a sufficient emergency rations to remain at the end of day 2
- Carry some money with you in case you get stranded miles from the Event Centre!!
- Suitable footwear. See note below ***
- A mobile phone is recommended in case of emergency
* Tents are getting better and the definition/classification of a light weight tent compared to a hooped bivi is becoming very blurred. Tents may be hooped bivi's but must have 1. Poles/hoops. 2. A sewn in groundsheet. 3. Be comfortably big enough to fit both runners if a team.
** a Goretex or eVent bivi bag or a blizzard pack may be used as a sleeping bag but not as a tent. It is not sensible to skimp but if the weather is warm these alternatives are an option.
*** Footwear must be lightweight boots, fell running or orienteering shoes - no flat sole trainers permitted. Trail shoes may not be ideal for contouring but will be acceptable if the heels are not too high. The ideal shoe is a fell running shoe such as the Walsh PB, Inov8, New Balance RX terrain, The felldancer, Addidas swoop or lightfoot.
KIT SUPPLIED BY RAB ON THE DAY
- Event map - full colour 1:30,000 or 1:40,000 scale map section over-printed
- with all control points. One map per person is included in the entry fee. Simple map bags will also be available at the start.
- All relevant event instructions and information
- SPORTident electronic scoring dibbers for use during the event will be rented from us automatically if you do not have your own.
Each person MAY WANT to wear or carry (not compulsory)
- Plastic bags to keep your feet dry at the overnight camp
- Plastic bag to line your rucksack with
- Carry mat or equivalent
- Altimeter and/or GPS data logger. See note below ****
- Plastic bags/device to store water in at the camp site
- Knife/fork/spoon/plate or bowl
- Sun screen/insect repellent
- A flag to mark your tent
**** New rules on GPS. With the widespread use of GPS data loggers and GPS enabled smart phones we are going to alter our rules on GPS equipment.
- Simple GPS data loggers are welcome - they should not have the ability to show maps or position but simply record the route you have taken. They can be used after the event to upload your route to websites such as RouteGadget.
- Smart phones - we ould incourage runners to take a mobile with them as it can be a useful safety devise. Smart phones will be but they must be sealed in a opaque tamper proof bag at the start of each day to prevent them from being used to navigate with. Bags will be available at the start line.
- GPS devices with active screens can be taken on the enet to log your route but cannot be used to navigate. They must be sealed in an opaque tamper proof bag at the start of each day similar to the smart phones.
Teams should be prepared for random kit checks on arrival at the midway camp and at the end of the event. A signed kit list needs to be handed in at registration before starting. NOTE - spot checks on clothing and equipment will be carried out by marshals during the event to ensure you comply with these requirements.
WATER SUPPLY INFORMATION
En route or at the campsites the water will be from streams. If you feel there is any risk that the water you may drink is not pure enough, you should consider using suitable water purification tablets. This would be more significant after a period of unusually dry weather. All water consumed during the weekend is at your own risk.