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.