Welcome to Nepal

Welcome to Nepal

Wednesday, 8 November 2006

Garmin unit

GPS

I ordered a Garmin Etrex C GPS unit this morning, reduced by over £100. A real bargain.  I have been after a GPS unit for some time, but I couldn't justify the expense.  At just over £130 this is now manageable.  This model takes 2 x AA batteries so I will use it on my trek to Everest next year - I can use the rechargeable batteries with my solar panel.  I can then keep a check on the route taken and the height gained in altitude each day.  My aim is to maintain a diary during the trek and this will be useful data to add to this.  Furthermore, it will be an aid to navigation when we go walking in the UK when the trek is over.  If push comes to shove and we find we don't use it, we can always sell it on.

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