Entrant Kit Information
Event Kit Rules
Each individual and team is responsible for being properly equipped for the duration of the event in often very exposed terrain at the end of April. The equipment specified below should be seen as a minimum requirement only. Entrants are advised to check the weather forecast and use your previous experience and sound judgement to determine the kit you should be wearing and carrying. The organisers reserve the right to disqualify any entrants who, in their opinion, do not have the necessary kit to survive in an emergency situation.
Please note: the organisers regularly review the kit list and therefore the list below is subject to change. Please ensure, even if you are an event veteran, you check the kit list before every event.
A stringent kit check is in operation before all entrants can begin the event, either at Threshfield (finish) on the Friday night or at Ingleton (start) on the Saturday morning (see the Rules page for further details). Failure to have the correct kit in good, serviceable and safe condition will result in entrants not being permitted to start the event. A small shop selling a limited quantity of spare kit is available but the organisers strongly recommend all entrants carefully check they have the required kit prior to arrival on the event.
If you have a kit query, please get in touch to discuss options with our Kit Check Co-ordinator via our Facebook page or email.
2. CLOTHING (to be worn or carried)
2. Shorts/three-quarter length legwear may be worn providing the 2 full-length items of legwear in rule 2A1 are also carried/worn.
B. Upper Body Wear
These must comprise of:
- 1 fleece / down (or similar synthetic material) layer
- 1 waterproof jacket with hood (preferably brightly coloured)
- 1 base layer and 2 tops of choice for further layering.
2. A warm hat and gloves or mittens. The organisers advise that a spare hat and pair of gloves should be carried. Waterproof gloves / mittens are also recommended.
3. To ensure spare clothing remains dry until required, all spare clothing must be sealed in a dry sack (or similar waterproof bag).
N.B Please note that it can become extremely cold overnight and warm layers are essential – please do not skimp to save room/weight.
3. EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED
Maps. EITHER Ordnance Survey OS Explorer OL2 and OL30 OR Harvey Outdoor Maps Dales West & South OR Fellsman map. Details of older maps are available on the website.
N.B Strip maps or photocopied/printed map sections alone are not acceptable.
Survival bag. This must have been manufactured for this purpose.
N.B Survival blankets or sheets will not be accepted.
4. PERSONAL FOOD / DRINK
Entrants are advised to carry a personal supply of food in addition to the emergency rations specified in rule 3(H) and in addition to the food supplied at each checkpoint (see Event Catering section). It is important that the quantity of these rations being carried remains at all times sufficient to satisfy this rule. This rule applies until an entrant either finishes or retires from the event. Spot checks will be made to ensure that all the specified equipment, including emergency rations, is being carried. Failure to produce the required quantity will result in disqualification.