We will ask you to indicate you accept our Risk Declaration when you arrive for our activities.
What to Bring With You
Unless specified as included you will need packed lunch and drink for an active day. Mountain Cafe in Aviemore can supply very good pack lunches for collection on the morning of your activity, to order just email them direct firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone them on 01479 812473
For all activities:
- Full set of spare dry clothes for all water sports
- Sun cream and drinks for sunny weather
- Waterproof or disposable cameras are ideal to record your adventures
Rafting & Canyoning
- Spare trainers that will get wet
- Swimming costume or shorts for under the wetsuits that we provide
- Optional Thermals for cold weather
For the gentle (not white water) rafting trip suitable for 5yrs+ there is no need to wear one of our wetsuits so just bring:
- light waterproofs and comfortable clothing
- Spare full set of clothing to change into afterwards (in case you do decide to get wet)
- Footwear always gets wet so remember to bring spare trainers, socks and a towel
- Thin grippy gloves, eye protective glasses
- Small cycling or day rucksack to put you stuff in
- Cycling padded shorts are a good idea especially for multi-day trips, otherwise just suitable clothing for the weather
- We recommend carrying a light wind/waterproof top
- Plenty of water. Hire bikes often do not have bottle cages which is why we recommend camel back or similar bladder systems in your rucksack
- Energy snacks to keep up calorific intake
- Towel, trainers are worn on water and will get wet so bring spare dry ones and socks.
- For river kayaking bring same as listed here for Rafting.
- For canoeing we recommend waterproofs such as you would use for hill walking, as it is easier to regulate your temperature in a front zipped mountain type jacket than in one of our canoe cags. Canoeing can be a mainly dry experience so often regular clothes are much more suitable than one of our wetsuits. If you prefer a wetsuit we can easily supply you with one and for more white water sections we might recommend it.
Wetsuits are provided with cags, so just bring stuff for under or over that, based on likely weather. Swimming costume or shorts, towel, shoes will get wet so bring spare dry ones.
Ski and Snow Boarding
We provide the skis/boards, poles and boots so you need everything else. We always recommend for Scottish skiing, waterproof good jacket, waterproof trousers, 2 warm hats and gloves (2 hats in case one blows away). Goggles cannot be hired anywhere so bring your own or buy them on the day from the hire shop, cheap orange lens goggles are fine. It can be very unpleasant if not impossible to ski / board with out goggles at times. sun glasses are unlikely to be enough unless you get really good weather.
We provide everyone with Full Wetsuit, Wet Suit Socks and Wetsuit shoes (but we recommend you bring your own old trainers to wear over our socks, as more comfortable). We also provide gloves, buoyancy aids and helmets. So just bring along a large towel for changing and drying, swimming costume or shorts, old trainers that will get wet (optional) and sport base layer / thermal base layer for under the wetsuits and any other layers you might like for comfort if cold weather like thin thermals (optional).