Clothing and equipment

If you do go for a swim it is going to be important that your spare clothes are dry and warm at the end of the ordeal. All personal items such as spectacles should be fastened or removed if possible. All items in your pack should be in waterproof containers/ bags. Putting the sleeping mat at the top of your pack helps buoyancy. Always wear close-fitting garments to ensure you do not become snagged on an obstacle. It is important that boots are worn to limit any possibility of ankle and foot injuries.