Alpkit

Today I received my order from Alpkit – a fairly new web only ourdoor kit retailer. The service is excellent – I ordered late on Monday night, and my Good were sent Tuesday and received this morning. The website is very good bot in terms of design and content. Ordering was prett easy, but my credit card had a problem processing via the site. However, they rang me back and sorted it over the phone the next morning. I have not heard of this affecting anyone else, so I am assuming its just me.

The kit looks good so far – I got a Wee Airic (£15 light, short Therma Rest thingy), a £5 LED head torch and some pimp Alloy pegs. I intend to review the kit in due course, as soon as I get to test it.

Back To Walking

Cameras on charge – finally going back to the Lakes for a walk tomorrow. Looks like this walk is the plan. Not been walking for 6 weeks or more – but have been doing a lot of biking so hopefully my fitness will be good. Since summer seems to be here, I know I can also pack pretty light – my montane windshirt should be enough, a full waterproof should not be needed, as the temperatures and wind speeds look pretty good.

Scafell Pike

Did Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head yesterday – a very cold and wet day. The weather started to pick up as we came down and we caught glimpses of the fantastic Wasdale valley. I will have to come back and do Scafell Pike again sometime to see the views.

Walk was about 6 miles, with around 3500 feet of ascent. I have to plot our actual route on Memory map before I can be sure – navigation was tricky with poor visibility, and there is still snow high up.