Anyway I digress, this weekend myself and Tomo decided to clock up a few miles as part of our pre-classic training. The idea was simple (bit like me! What, who said that?) like all the best ideas are tab out, clock the miles with a full pack. Overnight somewhere and tab back.
As the photo journal below will show - that's what we did ............... so here's a few pictures
Kit wise I think I'm pretty squared away for the race but two things are still yet to be decided up - my pack and my foot wear - two of the most important things as the pack will be on my back all day and a uncomfortable or badly fitted pack will ruin a enjoyable hike and likewise my footwear, which is wrong can not only ruin a hike but cripple you too .......... for this hike I carried my Swedish army LK70
My footwear was the same as last time and like last time the lightweight hiking shoes left my feet sore - tender foot, was a term used to describe a European fur trader who, newly arrived in the interior of the colonies of British America, feet weren't harden to the wearing of moccasins. And I certainly feel their pain and the thin flexible soles of the light hiking shoes leave me foot in agony. So much so that I am now wondering whether to wear them in arctic Sweden, if after a two day hike they leave me hobbling for a day so what will be the result after five days?? Would I be wiser to just wear heavier but sturdier boots??
We shall see - that's part the reason we are doing these training hikes to trial our gear.
And finally ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Some morning after shots .................