John --please take off the googles and substitute the glasses---it will work. I like the idea of a Cuben VBL top/bottom combo or a cuben VBL liner---weight would trade across the board ( infact, it could come in lighter)
----unless Ryan rules that previously unmade custom equipment is not allowed for purposes of this game.
We should decide on his mode of travel,gang. See my earlier post advocating snowshoes (and why)
Finally, we should pay attention to the clothing he will be wearing (not counted towards base weight)
I would suggest for starters the following:
Topside--- Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 L/S Tech Top ( about 12 oz. med.)
---Golite Momentum Softshell (12 oz. M)
---ID eVENT Jacket (W/B layer) -- oversized
to size large (9.5 oz. )
--- Gloves (possum wool)---(1.8 oz.)
--- Overmitts ( BMW Vapor Mitts @ 4 oz.)
---Balaclava-Golite CTE (2.5Oz.)
Bottoms--- synthetic baselayer - Golite LW C-Thru
Tights (4 oz.)
--- softshell pant-Golite Propel (10 oz.)
--- W/B hardshell pant-ID eVENT pant
I don't strongly advocate specific makes above so
But, what am I anyway,his mother? I feel I'm dressing him too warmly. I would subtract a layer here,a layer there, for myself. I get all parental when I suggest clothing for other people.
Also, throw in a Photon Freedom light on a string for backup and a Suunto X6 or S6 altimeter watch.