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Guided Walks - General Information

Alternative Adventure & Outdoor activities Services

Qualified Professionals Delivering Quality Courses and Activities

t: 01254 704898 e: oas@altadv.co.uk

The Association of Mountaineering Instructors and Mountain Training England Outdoor activities and courses

We deliver guided walking days or longer expeditions throughout the UK. Munro bagging expeditions in Scotland, available in both Summer and Winter. Trips to the Lake District fells, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, North Wales, Peak District and our very own lock West Pennine Moors and the Forest of Bowland can be arranged all year round.

National 3 Peaks, (Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon) This challenge to walk the  highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales is one of the ultimate goals of many walkers. Thousands of people have walked these mountains and you could be one of the many who will fulfill a lifelong ambition to walk the nations 3 highest peaks.This challenge will be with our qualified (ML, WML, MIA) and experienced tutors that have excellent knowledge of the areas and the walk. For information on this challenge, do not hesitate to give us a call for a chat and some advice about what can be offered with regards to undertaking this challenge as a personal or charity event. The aim for some is to complete the challenge with in 24 hours; others prefer a more leisurely alternative, taking several days to complete. This walk should ideally be attempted between May (snow may be encountered on Ben Nevis) to September, with the longest (Mid Summer) day being 21st June.

Summer Walking equipment

Walking boots /Gaiters /Thick socks (several pairs)

Thermals or suitable under clothing 

Insulating layers – at least one mid weight and one warm fleece layer including apare fleece/insulated jacket

Waterproof jacket (with a good hood) /Waterproof overtrousers or salopettes 

Rucksack (40 to 50 Litres)/Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner) to carry ...

Hat & balaclava Mitts & gloves – a thin pair, thick pair & big mitts over the top! 

Whistle Headtorch, spare batteries & bulb

Blister kit/ small first aid kit 

Vacuum Flask/ Food for the day

Pen – permanent fine map marker 

Compass and Map – OS 1:50000 laminated 

Survival Bag -Plastic type 

Camera and film 

Winter Walking equipment 

Mountaineering boots (stiff enough for walking crampons) 

Gaiters 

Thermals or suitable under clothing 

Insulating layers – at least one mid weight and one warm fleece layer 

Thick socks (several pairs) 

Spare fleece/insulated 

jacket Waterproof jacket (with a good hood)

Waterproof overtrousers or salopettes 

Hat & balaclava Mitts & gloves – a thin pair, thick pair & big mitts over the top! 

Snow goggles 

Whistle 

Headtorch, spare batteries & bulb 

Compass – Silva type 4 recommended 

Blister kit/ small first aid kit 

Vacuum Flask

Food for the day 

Pen – permanent fine map marker 

Map – OS 1:50000 

laminated Survival Bag -Plastic type 

Camera and film 

Rucksack (40 to 50 Litres) 

Rucksack liner (or sturdy bin liner)

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