Friday, 29 April 2016

Bearpaw Pyranet TS shaped inner

So just a quick set of pics,got this second hand from Whiteburn as I've fancied,after 5 yrs of not owning one,trying a shaped inner under the TS ..A little over 400g fits well,will see how I get on with it over coming months.

Theres 4 mid point guy out points ive put a plastic lid under two here just to show there position

Last owner had a very clever bungy and cord set up for corner guys,all ive done is swap the 3mm cord for 2mm as i thought it had a little too much pull

Theres only one door and its on the right and so it pitches best with it on the right of the shelter,seems to be plenty of room,the 1mm bungy mid ish hieght tye outs hold it in shape really well

Wooftub and Pyranet inner

Full size matt fits well,so real testing to comence soon ..

Friday, 15 April 2016

Kidsty pike and a sharp return to winter,April 2016

A quick overnighter had me leaving Troutbeck at 10 am and a walk up Garburn pass,along the Kentmere round peaks then over to High street and a camp on Kidsty pike summit,returning the same way on the Sunday 

               It was a lovely morning 8-14c and the fells looked lovely 

Have been trying these from bars have to say tasty and seem pack some energy for such a small bar

                          The new colour Trailstar is very inviting 

Tonights tea was another Bla Bland one bought from Base camp foods,this one is Wilderness Stew 

After a nice brew and taking in the view i awaited Lees arrival,as he was coming up later,he arrived around 6-30 and brought the first flecks of snow with him

In the space of the next 2 1/2 hrs the snow came down very thickly,but 2 ! changes in wind direction,had me having to move the door of the TS twice,by 11 a good 3" had fallen 

 This was tea,i think i put a little to much water in and even so it tasted really really good,will be ordering more of this flavour too.Good taste plenty of meat and rehydrated really well and this opening along the long side is so much better than all the other meal packages


Dawn brought a suprise cold of -4.3c a good test of my 0c Summerlite bag 

                              But ohh what a stunning morning 

                                    Sadly cloud obscured the sunrise

Sadly this valley may be the resting place of our last Golden eagle,who has been on his own the last 5 + years

By Dinnertime i was back on my way back down garburn pass and a lovely warm early afternoon it was too 

                           Heres a video i did of the walk,thanks for watching