Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Which One.............................

For a long time now I have known I need to lighten my load a bit more. I own the Berghaus C71 and have taken this on winter wild camps.  It is massive, heavy very strong and for me does the job brilliantly when it comes to carrying the BIG load on a one night trip.

In June my good lady got me the the Osprey Exos 46 which I used the last two trips, this is a great back pack. It is really light and still carries a fair bit of gear. The only criticism I have of the bag is that you cannot ‘stuff’ your gear in, doing this will cause a support bar to pop out and weaken the pack. The pack will not take a bulk load. Hence the reason for deciding the next shelter.

Trip Report - Pennine Way - Edal to Hebden Bridge

I have always wanted to walk the Pennine Way and before I have never had enough time do it. After a bit of research I have trawled through maps and books and found Daniel Staniforth's guide on YouTube - Pennine Way. I only had three days to walk in and what I didn't know was where to end my chunk of the full 270 miles. After studying maps I planned to see if I could get to Hebden Bridge. 

I planned three nights food and took my shelter and caught the train to Edale for 3p.m. on Monday 3rd October 2011. It was a beautiful afternoon and so began the steady approach to Jacobs Ladder.