Hey dudes, hope you are all getting pumped about heading to Glenmalure. As many of you know now, Glemalure is a super remote hostel in the middle of the Wicklow wilderness so you all have to BE PREPARED!
FYI if the weather stays this bad we may have to abandon plans – so fingers crossed for a quick end to the cold snap.
Right so, here is the list.
Essentials:Hiking boots Two changes of clothes Good waterproof raincoat with hood Rain trousers or gaiters Several pairs of thick socks Warm Hat & Gloves Thick jumper Survival bag (sometimes called a bivvy bag – available for cheap in outdoor stores) Whistle Toiletries Eating utensils (whatever will get you by) Sleeping bag Ground mat Water bottle Torch (with extra batteries – you will be using this a lot) Emergency rations (a few bars or sweets – don’t go over board) A few black bags (for lining your rucksack if it rains) Optional Gear (if you have it): Map of Wicklow (Discovery Series 56) Compass GPS (or whatever cool nav gear you might have) Pen knife Camera Gaiters A deck of cards Do not bring: Mobile Phones Spray Deoderant (just roll-on – the spray is a fire hazard) Sheath knives (anything bigger than a penknife will be confiscated) MP3 players (all personal music players are forbidden) Electronic games Fuel or anything the leaders deem a fire risk
Keep checking the website as the plan for the trip will be going up in the next week. Peace Out.