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Author Topic: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)  (Read 14595 times)

chris

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Re: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2010 »

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Re: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2010 »

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Re: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2010 »

There you go chaps. Hopefully that'll give you a taste although the pics dont really do it justice! And yes the snow was that deep!
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Re: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)
« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2010 »

Looks brilliant, shame I couldn't make it. It's not often we see snow like that.

So what are everyones thumbs up and thumbs down gear wise for a proper winter overnighter?
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Re: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)
« Reply #64 on: January 12, 2010 »

The only problem i had was my gaiters got them from a fishing shop, and they busted the first day.  >:(
Other than that every thing was fine, the pd 600 did what it said on the tin. Very warm nite in such cold conditions. ;D
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Re: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)
« Reply #65 on: January 12, 2010 »

The guys pipe dream bags seemed the ticket although andy told me he woke up freezing during the night but once he got into his bivvy bag he was fine. Not sure if that was due to him feeling unwell or not. I double baged it with my nanok and a snug pack and was fine. A good mat seems to be essentail as always! For kit I'd take 2 pairs of gloves, socks, trousers etc because although the snow isn't wet as such it just sits on you and melts! Gaiters are a must IMO stoped the snow going into my boots.
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Re: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)
« Reply #66 on: January 12, 2010 »

Yeah you def need to double up on some clothes. It made things alot easier. Ill have to bit the bullet and buy a self inflating mat, the roll mat is done.
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Re: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)
« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2010 »

gear wise all was good just need a better mat combo but thtas easily fixed.

Great pics chris.......... ;D
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Re: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)
« Reply #68 on: January 12, 2010 »

My new plan is an Alpit Wee Airic at 495g and I'll take a foam mat too when it's extra cold. Together they're still less weight than my current self inflating mats which are both 1kg.
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Re: Glenariff glen (Sun 10 - Mon 11 Dec)
« Reply #69 on: January 12, 2010 »

Great pics chris, pity i missed the craic, but there will be again. Glad you guys liked this part of the world and would be great to meet up again!

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