After a couple of queries from leaders and some discussion last night, we have agreed to remove the restriction on rucksacks needing to have a waist belt.
Can we please ask all participants still have a rucksack of suitable nature to hold all their personal kit and their share of group kit for a 10-12 mile drop off (as the crow flies). String type shoulder straps are not suitable.
We hope this helps those who would have otherwise found it a challenge to have the correct rucksack.
The website kit list has been updated, consent form kit list has not as most people have already returned them anyway.