Four Day crash course in Fastpacking:

What I learnt from four days of lightweight backpacking or fastpacking: I have over 20 years experience in carrying very heavy loads (mainly climbing gear) up very remote peaks. This is quite a different skill set to Ultra Light travel to which I am far less experienced. The Osprey Talon 22 is perfectly adequate toContinue reading “Four Day crash course in Fastpacking:”

PUFfer Preparation 301

I have had an interesting email conversation with a fellow trail runner on gear and how to best use it stretching over the last few weeks. This conversation and my presentation at SSISA prompted me to put expand on ideas here. My comments are aimed specifically at PUFfer runners but are universally applicable. Let meContinue reading “PUFfer Preparation 301”

Gear Choices for the Skyrun 2009:

Essential Gear used: Merino Wool Buff: Rapidly becoming my favourite cold weather headwear option. I only ended up wearing this when the pace slowed down or when we stopped at Breslins. Will def be in the pack for emergencies. Julbo Instinct Zebra: I have used these for a really long time and they do notContinue reading “Gear Choices for the Skyrun 2009:”