Cold front continues
So the text message reads….”Dude, snowdon is avalanching and getting worse. I’m watching weather, a lot depends on the ability to get there, but its starting to look epic”
Which makes me wonder just what kind of lunatics do I hold company with.
So plans are being hatched for a weekend Snowdonia trip with me old mate Paul – so in preparation for the weekend I thought I better test out some kit in my back garden to make sure it all works. I spent last night in the tent at -3 to test out my Pipedream 400 sleeping bags rating (passed with flying colours) and also my mats. It turns out it was a good job I tested them as my sleeping mat has a puncture so I will be making some repairs tonight.
My back problem seems to have fixed itself with a night under the canvas, thank god, I thought I had picked up my old football injury which put me out for 4 months a few years ago.
The NF Tadpole footprint sorted out the problem with dampness on the groundsheet, setup is really easy and takes no extra time, hopefully it will extend my tent life as well.
Tonight I will get my kit together, with the emphasis being on warmth and reliability, screw lightweight philosophies when it comes to conditions like this.
My sister Gemm and boyfriend Nigel skyped me from Australia earlier – they couldn’t understand why I was getting excited about huge snow dumps and high pressure over the polar reasons. I will let them enjoy the sun in Australia – I’m heading to the mountains for some real fun.