School Trek - Three Peaks Challenge
Iceland, School Expeditions, 8 days - from £1,645 (land only) - from €2,305 (land only) - from $2,660 (land only)
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)
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
Lightweight balaclava or facemask
Eyewear - sunglasses
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
Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment.
Mountaineering boots (B2 Min)
Crampons (with anti-balling plates fitted)*
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
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 worlds lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. Its 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.
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.