School Trek - Three Peaks Challenge

Iceland, School Expeditions, 8 days - from $2,660 (land only)

School Expeditions

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

2 Season sleeping bag (needed for the accommodation outside of Reykjavik)

Daypack 30 to 40 litres / 1800 to 2400 cubic inches

Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)

Hiking boots

Mountaineering boots - see Mountaineering Equipment


Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants


Long johns (thermal underwear)


Thermal baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket

Fleece jumper

Waterproof jacket


Warm hat

Lightweight balaclava or facemask

Eyewear - sunglasses

Ski goggles

Lightweight thermal gloves

Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens

Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Washbag and toiletries

Small towel

Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment.

Mountaineering Equipment:

Mountaineering boots (B2 Min)

Ice-axe *

Crampons (with anti-balling plates fitted)*

Climbing harness*

Karabiner (1 x screwgate)*

The following items are optional:

Travel clothes Trainers / sneakers or similar for camp use

Trekking poles Sleeping bag liner

Swimwear (for hot springs)

Pen-knife (remember to put all sharp objects in hold baggage)

Camera, and batteries

Spare laces


Mountaineering Boots: You need to take a pair of warm and reasonably substantial mountain boots that are sufficiently rigid to be securely fitted with crampons. The B2 (semi-rigid) boot rating is appropriate.

*Crampons, ice axe, helmet and harness with karabiner are all provided locally in Iceland. If you wish to take your own crampons, ice axe and harness you are welcome, but it is not necessary.

PHD Gear Advisor

PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the world’s lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. It’s a large range. So to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.

>> Click here to go to the PHD Gear Advisor for Three Peaks Challenge

Needle Sports (specialist mountaineering equipment shop)

Needle Sports is the English Lake District's foremost specialist climbing shop supplying mountaineering, rock, ice, alpine and expedition equipment worldwide. Internationally recognised as among the very best of the UK's top technical climbing gear retailers. They have a good range of equipment appropriate for this trip and offer knowledgeable advice both on their website and in store.

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