Friday, 15 January 2010

first trip of the new year

This afternoon Penny and I'll be heading up to Buxton for a weekend of winter backpacking. Surprisingly I won't be testing many of my recent purchases; the Scarp1 and the Golite Peak are both staying at home. Although the Scarp1 has his and hers porches and would sleep two 'adventure racers', as tent manufacturers would have us believe, the extra space of the Helion2 wins. I will get out on a solo trip in a fortnights time to try it out however. The Golite Peak has been my day sack of choice since I got it but the extra capacity of the Talon 44 is needed, not least because of the relative bulk of the Helion2. I think that the Scarp is bulky but that's because I've gotten used to using a single skin shelter. I will be trying out the Golite Adrenaline 20 sleeping bag, it's going to be interesting to see how I make out with the unique zip arrangement.

7 comments:

Alan Sloman said...

Looking forward to hearing how you get on - it looks like its going to be warmer at last!

baz carter said...

Warmer equals muddier!

GeoffC said...

Buxton?. You got a vehicle with caterpillar tracks?(!). The Buxton Weather site has been reporting major ice and snow problems on every road into the town, but I suppose they may be driveable by the brave (which doesn't include me!).

baz carter said...

Liam's already there - no problems reported (none that he's told me about!)

Martin Rye said...

Have a good trip and like Alan I look forward to the write up.

Mark said...

Very brave - thought about going out with the tent and decided against it - might do a bothy trip fairly soon though.
Anyone fancy going to Nant Ryhs in Mid Wales?

baz carter said...

Mark, what weekend did you have in mind?