Monday, 14 May 2007

Weekend in May

I was planning on heading to the Cairngorms in June, but note that there is an walking festival that same weekend.

The plan was to tab it to Bob Scott's on Friday night (tent if it was full), and on to Carn a' Mhaim on Saturday. Back to the car and relocate to Glenshee to tackle the last 2 Munros there.

I feel the urge to head away this weekend instead, and am wondering about taking similar kit to Matt Swaine. But why should I? I've spent time under the AktoFly in a bivvy bag and can't be bothered with just a bivvy bag to prove someone else's point. I'd rather have a night in a lightweight tent and leave the bivvy behind.

I'd take a stove and cook breakfast instead of fig rolls and pork pies.

In fact, about the only kit I'd take would be the OMM foam mat to try out.

And the Namches and the new carbon-fibre pole for the Akto. The stove would be the new alcohol White Box Stove.

Hmm, I seem to have missed the point of Trail's lightweight Lakes, as that was most of the kit I took out to Glen Etive (once I'd listened to Simon's advice).

Mission accomplished? Not yet.