Saturday, February 13, 2010


I've made a start with packing for the GR11, just to clarify a few ideas. My plan is to take the 35L KIMM sack, and aim to keep the total weight below 10kg, including food and water.

The rucksack so far weighs 8.5kg, and the main things missing are more food and a few more clothes, so hopefully it will be possible to achieve my 10kg target.

My planned schedule averages just over 20 miles for 25 days, so I need to go as lightweight as possible.

The shoes I've decided to wear are Saucony Xodus, rather than the Goretex Asics.

Items packed so far:
- 250ml gas cylinder & lighter (purchase on arrival)
- Small pan with lid & handle
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, razor, toenail clippers)
- Pen, paper & passport
- Plastic mug & plate
- Goretex Berghaus paclite, hat & gloves
- Clothes - 2 hellys, pertex jacket, socks, shorts, T-shirts, etc.


Kaz said...

Do you know if you can definitely get your gas at your starting point? My hubby and I made the mistake of assuming we would be able to on the GR5 and it took 4 or 5 days to get it. We ended up scrounging, open fire cooking and using a hut when we had planned to camp until we reached Samoens! It was liquid fuel which simply isn't used in France it would appear (we bought a new stove)so your prob ok with the gas cylinder, but though it worth mentioning.

Sounds like a great adventure. Don't know when we will next get a long distance adventure like that with baby 1 on the way - it will be an adventure of a different kind!


happy cyclist said...

love the fact you've packed your floss, I could have given you some mini samples! Envious is not the word, good luck and look forward to reading all about it.