Last weekend me and Emilie visited Victor and Angelica in Gothenburg, hiking and camping, it was about 24 km in Vättlefjäll nature reserve near Gothenburg with overnight stays in shelters. One would think that such a short turn, would lead to small and light backpacks, but it did not. Full 90L backpack with 30 kg out and 16kg back home! The explanation for this, the two girls who do not want to leave all things at home. The evening consisted of a little cozying in front of an open fire with good food and wine.
I had before the visit to Sweden ordered a pair of Exped Alpine 140 bars which was tried during our hike. They worked very well and it was evident that only weighs 205 g / rod.
This weekend I will go and two friends to Chamonix for climbing and skiing but also for good food and drink in good company. Chamonix is in many ways the place where my interest in the outdoors and mountains started. When 19 year old I did a season there, six years ago, with everything from the waist-deep powder to multi-pitch climbing on the sunny south side. I hope this week can bid on more of that.