You will need to take more items with you if you are hiking in the winter. The more prepared you are, the safer you will be if an accident were to happen.
Have a torch. If you do get caught out and the sun begins setting, you will have light to help you home. A torch can also be used to help people find you if you are lost or hurt.
A whistle is also a good thing to pack. Again, it can be used if search and rescue are trying to find you.
Take extra clothes. The temperature drops 1 degree for every 150 metres you ascend so more layers, and extra socks, hats and gloves will make sure you stay warm.
Sunglasses may seem odd during the winter, but on a beautiful day, the glare from the sun on the snow can be very bright. Sunglasses can also protect your eyes from strong winds and snow blizzards.
You will need plenty of food and drink. Take more than you think you will need. Staying hydrated is essential, and you need to keep your energy levels high. That’s where our Kendal Mint Cake comes in handy. It’s the perfect energy bar providing your body with the fuel it needs. Your body naturally craves sugar the higher you climb so having a mint cake to hand means you are giving the body what it needs.