A set of thermal gear

Chaletta down jacket

This North Face women’s jacket has a generous filling and features such as handwarmer pocket zips to keep you snug until the summit. £329, www.thenorthface.com

66°north kaldi series

The Icelandic brand’s virgin-wool hat and mittens should endure a biting wind, and the jacket makes a perfect thermal underlayer. From €53, www.66north.com

Harley davidson destroyer gloves

Motorway-strength gloves filled with 3M thinsulate fibre and made from tough Gore-Tex. http://motorclothes.harley-davidson.eu

Therm-a-rest alpine down blanket

A zip-free alternative to a sleeping bag, this 624g goose-down blanket wraps around a mattress to keep the cold air out. From January 2011, www.thermarest.com

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