If you’re thinking about taking up climbing or mountaineering, you’re going to need to know what to wear. Whilst we can't teach you how to climb, we can provide detailed and expert advice on the best climbing gear to support you throughout your adventures.
Yes! Climbing can be a dangerous sport whether you’re rock climbing or mountaineering. You're exposed to the elements, and things can quickly go wrong. You have no control over a lot of things. Rain, snow, and sleet, getting caught up in a storm can be incredibly challenging.
However, you have complete control over the clothing and equipment you wear. Wearing appropriate climbing gear is a must-have degree of protection. Whilst you may not need to invest in climbing clothes as a beginner, clothing could save your life when you start to venture into the great outdoors.
Just like most outdoor sports and activities there are specific items of clothing that will support you. And ones you should completely avoid. For example, you would never dream of wearing snow boots to go on a park walk but you would most definitely take them snowboarding. Continue to read on as we explore the best climbing and mountaineering clothes.