Welcome to Nepal

Welcome to Nepal

Tuesday, 26 September 2006

Other kit

It all adds up

Went to specialist climbing shop today to purchase a few items of kit for the Everest trip. After much deliberation, I bought a Black Diamond Zenix IQ head torch, a Therm-a-Rest Trailite self inflating mattress, a bottle of Lifesystems Water Purification iodine droplets, Helly Hansen base layer clothing (long sleeved vest and long johns) and 3 litre CamelBak water pouch for hydration. Even with 20% off cost price, this amounted to £127.60. Yet more hidden costs that I didn't consider before taking on this venture. As I've said many times before though, any fool can be uncomfortable. For me, purchasing good gear in the UK is paramount.

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