Scottish Winter Climbing

with Simon Yearsley

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Build your Scottish Winter outfit

1. Base Layer

There is often a tendency to focus on the sexy outer layers, but for me, the start point of good and efficient clothing for Scottish winter is the baselayer. My ‘go-to’ baselayer combo is always th... Read more

There is often a tendency to focus on the sexy outer layers, but for me, the start point of good and efficient clothing for Scottish winter is the baselayer. My ‘go-to’ baselayer combo is always the Primino range (Women's Primino range), the mix of Merino wool and PRIMALOFT gives a nice comfy next-to-skin feel with fab wicking and warmth (plus the fly on the boxers is in exactly the right place for me, but that’s getting a bit personal!)

2. Walking-in Outer Jacket

Scottish climbing is more often than not book-ended with decent yomps. I tend to walk into most Scottish winter routes wearing on my top just a baselayer and the amazing Minimus Jacket (Women's Mi... Read more

Scottish climbing is more often than not book-ended with decent yomps. I tend to walk into most Scottish winter routes wearing on my top just a baselayer and the amazing Minimus Jacket (Women's Minimus). This ensures you don’t overheat on the walk-in but are protected from any nasty wet stuff (a predominant characteristic of Scottish Winter). The Minimus’ 20 Denier PERTEX® SHIELD 2.5 layer waterproof fabric gives full