Archive for May 11th, 2011

May 11, 2011

All packed and ready to go

by backpackingbongos

I am always suspicious when a major packing expedition goes smoother than anticipated.  The pile of gear that was on my bed this afternoon slipped nicely into my ULA Catalyst pack.  I had no idea of the weight so have just stood with it on the bathroom scales.  The total weight including 4 days food and enough fuel for a week is 13.7 kg.  The consumables in there (food and fuel come to about 3.5 kg) so a base weight of roughly 10kg for a two-week trip aint too bad.  I am sure that many would disagree!

Anyway it’s a long day tomorrow, my first train is at 6.40am and I eventually get into Shiel Bridge at 8.00pm.  A bar meal and a beer will be my reward at the end of the journey.

Unless something goes horribly wrong there will be radio silence for a couple of weeks.  However you can follow me on Twitter here.

Good luck and best wishes to all the other Challengers.