“Lighter Luxuries” my column’s called this month, and it’s simple stuff. Lightweight hiking and backpacking should be fun, it’s not a competition to leave the most stuff in the house and that’s what I’m saying in there. My pack always has room for daft extras like the squeaky Ajungilak pillow and a Danish Pastry. Or two.
I was trying to address the notion that all lightweight folk are po-faced scales-obsessed geeks who want to grit their teeth through a cold night in a tent. In 300 words that’s a tall task though given some of the evidence.
Elsewhere the Five Sisters of Kintail piece brought back memories, must be 15 years or something since I did that route. I remeber purple being worn anayway. It’s a great part of the world that, it’s just all great hills everywhere you look.
Aw man, I’m pining for the fjords so bad right now.