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Re: Re: Re: Itinerary
Anything is possible in the Icelandic highlands, including storm gale. But if weather gets to dangerous at Hrafntinnusker, the hut warden will instruct all campers to stay overnight in the hut. B...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
January 06, 4:15am

Re: Itinerary
Perfectly doable, unless you will be hauling a heavy backpack. I have even done your stretch in two days (read: you can consider to extend your walk with the - long - hike over the Fimmvorduhals Pa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
January 05, 5:22am

Re: Down jacket for Nepal trekking
there is a big difference between October and December in Nepal. +1 We’ll need a more precise time of your travels. Without that, your chosen down jacket might be to much overkill or to ...

In GEAR » Down jacket for Nepal trekking
December 29, 12:44pm

Backpacking naked, going XSUL has its limits in Europe
Being in the legal business and fond of backpacking, I couldn’t refrain from mentioning this recent judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR): Stephen Peter Gough aka the ‘naked...

In Chaff » Backpacking naked, going XSUL has its limits in Europe
November 05, 12:53pm

four times
I've done the trail four times. More tips:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
November 03, 12:51pm

Re: Re: Trekking Poles on Plane?
> The TSA says hiking poles can't be carried on the plane So sprain an ankle and hobble in, supported by your medically-essential walking sticks. +1 But I doubt proper trekking poles...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trekking Poles on Plane?
October 15, 1:08pm

Re: Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
I see my name has been mentioned :-) My number one tip is to get the Cicerone trekking guidebook, written by Paddy Dillon (AFAIK the only English guidebook on trekking in Iceland). Can be purcha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Iceland - Laugavegurinn Trail
October 13, 1:41pm

hybrid solution: huts as bail out option
You should be prepared for every 3-season weather scenario thinkable. The wind, which can be ferocious in Rondane, would be my primary concern. Most of Rondane is above tree line. If you are willi...

In GEAR » norway september
August 19, 12:29am

245 vs 255
Hi David, I have both the 245 as well the 255. The 245 shares the same upper as the 235, but the 245 has a rock plate. The 255 is a tiny bit snugger than the 235, but nothing significant (the r...

In GEAR » Inov8 Trailroc 235 v. 255 fit
August 15, 12:53am

A puffy will provide you much appreciated comfort during camp shores (read: resting and eating outside your tent). I wouldn't be able to leave without it. Thus IMHO worth the weight penalty. ...

In Gear Lists » Hiking north of the Arctic Circle, late August
August 13, 10:44am

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