The PLB is not figured in the wt. it's in the next column, it only goes with me when I solo, same for several other items. Should have explained that. Also, yes I'm looking for advise from others who've been there that time of year. I'm taking a Summerlite bag and I'm very cold natured, hence they down clothes. My other thought was to trade out the Summerlite for my Helium, and leave the down at home, but would only save about 2 oz. and I think there's a little more flexibility with the current setup, not sure though.