Here are some photos from our recent trip to Tanzania. It was an incredible trip, a country so rich in landscape, wildlife and culture. Hope you enjoy them.
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Packing for a trip can cause even the calmest person anxiety. It’s almost a fine art, knowing exactly what you need to be as comfortable as possible, without over-packing and wasting space and weight. When you prepare for a more technical trip (as compared to a general holiday) it poses an even greater challenge. Yes, even for something like a high altitude trek there are ‘nice-to-haves’, but there are of course some very important necessities, and you would be kicking yourself if you forgot to pack these.
Keep reading for what I’ll be packing for my 9 day Northern circuit trek up Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which will be followed by a 5 day safari. Tara’s list is essentially the same since we doubled up when purchasing, besides the obvious male/female items, and a few different choices in tops and bottoms.
After having used a couple of day packs which included the Deuter Futura 32, and Lowe Alpine Quest 27, using the 2014 version of the Stratos 26 from Osprey, I instantly noticed the subtle differences in design made to the overall comfort of this daypack.
I initially bought this hoody because I wanted a versatile fleece that could be used for a wide range of activities. Something I could easily throw into my pack that wouldn’t weigh me down, but at the same time provide a good amount of warmth by itself or as part of a layering system.
This day hike saw us tackle the northern section of the Cathedral Ranges in Buxton, Victoria. It was the first time both of us had actually been here so we kept at bay any expectations.
Arriving at our starting point at Jawbone car park nice and early, we passed many kangaroos, wallabies and even a lyrebird in full bloom, all of whom made haste when spotting our car. We had perfect blue skies that morning which added to our excitement, so we were both eager to hit the trail. There’s something really special about walking these tracks nice and early in the morning, when the dew has barely had a chance to evaporate, and the wildlife are going about their morning. We both knew we were in for a special day.
My trip to Nepal (30 Jan – 19 Feb 2014) was amazing to say the least. One of the more difficult things to date, not simply because you’re trekking a total of 130 km of undulating terrain, but because you’re doing it through the competing forces of altitude.
Stay tuned for some of our personal reviews on gear that we’ve used. Finding the right piece of gear is essential in making your trip outdoors that little bit more comfortable. So we thought we’d give you our insight into what works, and what doesn’t work for us.
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