My Gear List

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After my recent trip into the Cairngorms where I camped on the summit of Carn a' Mhaim I did a vlog about my equipment to accompany writing this blog post. In the vlog I talk about the equipment I use for my photography as well as the camping equipment I carried in on that particular occasion. I have linked to the vlog below should you be interested in watching after reading this.

The equipment listed in this blog has been acquired over the years in order to let me walk into some of the remotest areas of Scotland to camp or to capture photographs.

To start things off I'll cover my photography equipment - I use Canon and there is no real reasoning behind this other than when I met my wife she was into her photography and was using a Canon 500D. I'll then cover my vlogging equipment and finally I'll cover my camping equipment.


Photography Equipment

  • Camera Body:
    • Canon EOS 5D Mk4 (inc 'L' Bracket)
  • Lenses:           
    • Zooms
      • 16-35mm f/4 IS L
      • 24-70mm f/4 IS L
      • 70-200mm f/4 L
    • Primes
      • 35mm f/1.4 L
      • 50mm f/1.4
      • 100mm f/2.8 L Macro
      • 300mm f/2.8 L
  • Lens Accessories:
    • 1.4x III Teleconvertor
    • 2.0x III Teleconvertor
  • Filters:
    • Formatt Hitech Firecrest 100mm Filter System
      • 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder + Polariser Filter
      • 3, 6, 10 & 16 Stop ND Filters
      • 0.3, 0.6. 0.9 Hard Edge Graduated ND Filters
      • 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 Soft Edge Graduated ND Filters
  • Tripods
    • Gitzo GT4543LS + Gitzo Levelling Base
    • Benro Mach 3 TMA38CL
    • Sirui N2204-X
    • Manfrotto 055XPROB
    • Sirui Ballheads (K-10X, K-20X, K-40X)
  • Accessories
    • Remote Cable Release
    • Lens Blower

Vlogging Equipment

  • Camera
    • Canon EOS M6 + 15-45mm Kit Lens
    • Sony RX100 Mk5
  • Drone
    • DJI Mavic Air
  • Rode VideoMicro Microphone (used with the Canon M6)
  • Rode Lavalier Microphone (used with the Zoom H1)
  • Zoom H1 External Recorder
  • Gobe Screw-on Variable ND Filter (49mm for 15-45mm Kit Lens)
  • Polar Pro Cinema Series Vivid ND Filters for Mavic Air

Camping Equipment

  • Tents
    • Zajo Lofoten - 2 person, 4 Season Mountain Tent
    • Alpkit Ordos 2 - 2 person Lightweight Backpacking Tent.
  • Rucksacks
    • Osprey Exos 48
    • Osprey Aether AG70
  • Sleeping Kit
    • Sea to Summit Spark III (3 season sleeping bag)
    • Alpkit Alpinedream 800 (4 season sleeping bag)
    • Sea to Summit Ultralight Insulated sleeping mat
    • Alpkit Aero 180 sleeping mat
    • Sea to Summit Ultralight Pillow
  • Clothing
    • Waterproofs
      • Montane Minimus Jacket/RAB Neo Alpine Jacket
      • Montane Atomic Pants
    • Marmot Quasar Down Hooded Jacket
    • Montane Fireball Verso Pull-on
    • Armadillo Merino Longjohns
    • RAB Dryflo 150 Longsleeve top
    • RAB Polartec Fleece Gloves/RAB Vapour-Rise Gloves
    • Bergens Merino Beanie
    • Spare socks
  • Cooking Equipment
    • Alpkit Brewkit (all-in-one cooking system)
    • Alpkit Koro Titanium Stove
    • OEX Meru (car camping)
    • Alpkit Concertina Windshield
    • MSR Titan Kettle
    • MSR DeepDish Bowl
    • Alpkit MytiBowl 300
    • Alpkit Lhfoon
  • Hydration
    • Sawyer Mini Filter System
    • MSR Trail Shot Filter
    • Nalgene Canteen (48oz)
    • Hydrapak Stash Bottle (750ml)
    • Hydrapak Soft Flask (500ml)
  • Accessories
    • First Aid Kit
    • Washbag
    • Headtorch
    • Waterproof, ziplock bags.
    • Leatherman Squirt
    • Compass

The above list of camping equipment is not exhaustive and there are items that will be swapped in or out depending on the forecasted weather conditions/time of year. Wild camping in Scotland can be lonely and remote depending on where you choose to go, it goes without saying that weather conditions should be checked prior to any trip and suitable equipment carried. Winter conditions require a specific set of skills and even what are regarded as gentle summer walks can turn nasty in the depths of a Scottish winter.

Walking and hiking in the Scottish mountains & hills can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk.