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To get the most from Fjällräven Classic UK and stay safe in nature, you need to have the right clothing and equipment. That’s why we’ve deemed some equipment mandatory (marked with an asterisk). Please go through the list thoroughly to see what you have and what you need to get. Don’t worry! If you forget something you can always buy it in Blair Atholl as we’ll have our own mini-store on site.

 

We will perform random equipment controls at the start, just to make sure you have all the mandatory equipment. By bringing the mandatory equipment, we know that you will be able to survive a forced break for several hours. In the case of an emergency, notify other trekkers and ask them to inform an official of the situation at the next checkpoint. Help will come, but it may take time due to the remote location. With a tent, sleeping mat and a sleeping bag, you will have the best chance of surviving until help arrives.

To bring with you

  •  Tent*
  • Sleeping bag*, preferably three-season sleeping bag
  • Stove* with a deep pan – good for boiling water for the freeze-dried meals
  • Fuel* (included in the ticket fee, don’t forget to bring a bottle if you use petrol or methylated spirit)
  • Sleeping mattress*
  • Map* (included in the ticket fee)
  • Magnetic compass*
  • Fjällräven Classic Trash Bag* (included in the ticket fee)
  • Hat/beanie*
  • Gloves*
  • Hiking boots
  • Thermal fleece/mid-layer top* in down, wool or a synthetic material
  • Long underpants for a dry change*
  • Wind and waterproof pants*
  • Wind and waterproof jacket with hood*
  • First aid kit* (at least elastic bandage, blister pads, compresses and tape). It is recommended to complement the mandatory first aid kit with safety pins, butterfly stitches (skin closures), fluid replacement and pain reliever.
  • Insect repellent
  • 65-75lr backpack with rain protection cover
  • Sun hat/cap
  • Hiking socks, preferably in wool
  • Underwear in wool or in a synthetic material
  • A change of shoes or flip flops/sandals to give your feet a break or for river crossing
  • Hiking trousers, a pair that can be unzipped to become shorts are ideal – it does get warm up there sometimes
  • T-shirt
  • Hiking poles
  • Matches and/or lighter
  • Dishcloth
  • Small towel
  • Water bottle, minimum 0.5lt
  • Small knife with scissors or a multi-tool
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper (not “wet wipes”)
  • Head torch
  • Sunglasses

Important to know

During Fjällräven Classic UK you are responsible for your safety. If something happens which causes you to have to stay longer at one spot than you had planned during the trek, the mandatory items we have outlined are necessary for your wellbeing. Therefore, it is very important to carry your own gear.

 

However, if you’re hiking in a group, some of the items in the list may be shared with your fellow trekkers. If you are sharing equipment, you must stay together during the hike.

 

Items that may be shared between participants include:

  • Tent
  • Stove and fuel
  • Magnetic compass
  • First aid kit

 

If you do not have an item from the list of mandatory equipment, you will not be allowed to take part in Fjällräven Classic UK. At the start of the trek, we will randomly check to see whether participants have their mandatory equipment.

 

If you realise you’re missing any mandatory equipment when you arrive at Blair Atholl, you will have the possibility to purchase items from the Fjällräven mini-store on site. Please be aware that stock availability at this mini-store will be limited, but there are large, well-stocked outdoor shops in towns on route to Classic UK.

 

Map and Trekking Pass

Camping

Littering

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