Tomorrow’s the big day! The kit has been mustered and packed. Everything is finally ready to go!
In terms of kit, the only changes that have been made are that I have replaced all the water bottles with newer versions as the 3 year old bottles were starting to wear out (this includes the Travel Tap). I guess that this shows that I have pretty much reached the sweet-spot with regard to kit.
For this walk I am taking the intermediate sleeping bag – the RAB Neutrino 400 Endurance and I have decided not to take the Down Jacket. I am a little concerned about the latter decision, but given the weather forecast, I’m pretty sure it won’t be required.
Total pack weight for this walk is 15kg wet with food. By the time Thursday is reached I fully expect the pack weight to drop down to around 10-12kg as the food is consumed. So overall not too bad given the duration of the walk.
Speaking of food, I am taking the usual too:
I will be carrying five suppers, five breakfasts, four lunches and assorted on the go snacks.
The only thing left to do is send the brief to my safety number, everything else is good to go.
As usual the butterflies are doing their thing in my stomach – just got to try and get a good night’s sleep ready for the start of the next adventure!