Check out the latest collection of down sleeping bags from @helsport: RAGO. They come in spring, standard, winter and extreme. The bags for men and women are shaped differently. The shape and the way the down is distributed through out the bag is designed to make the most of the energy and warmth your body produces during the night.
GIRLS! Remember to check for the T-comfort limit when you buy a new sleeping bag due to the European standards:
T-COMF: Comfort temperature for a standard woman (!) in a relaxed position.
T-LIM: Limit temperature for a standard man(!) in a rolled-up position trying to stay warm
T-EXT: Risk temperature for a standard woman under cold stress in a rolled-up position, can only be maintained for six hours. @petterhermans
After a 12 hour long bumpy and dusty bus ride three happy people made it back to Kathmandu last night, settled into a hotel and brought their smelly selves to the nearest rooftopped Italian restaurant for a well-deserved three course dinner under the stars. Today the smelly hikers are clean, eager for more food, and planning out the next section of our GHT through-hike.
The highest mountains and most dangerous passes now lie behind us and the next month appears to be (she said with a careful hint of optimism) one that promises beautiful views and easy-ish walking (for Nepali standards, that is). We're all proud and satisfied with what we've done. Even though it took us longer than we thought and many detours and cancelled plans, it was good. Through sickness: diarrhoea, giardiasis, coughs, the flu, AMS; through injury and concussions and guides abandoning us, rain and leeches and cold we haven't faltered and haven't stopped walking until we hit the road at Chetchet in the Rolwaling, from where we made our way back. For rookies of the high mountains, I believe that to be an achievement to be celebrated.
So tonight we're getting beers (and more food), and in the upcoming days I will update the blog with stories from the Solokhumbu, perilous Tashi Labsta Pass and the Rolwaling. Thanks again to everyone who is following, you make it all the more worthwhile. : though it hurt getting there and even more getting away, my favourite camping spot is still Sherpani Col Base Camp in the Makalu area, with the glacier shining on one side and the peak of Makalu on the other. #nepal#visitnepal#greathimalayatrail#himalayas#hiking#mountains#turjenterno#turjenter#throughhike#sisugirls#sqoop_no#fjellsport_no#nowifigreatconnection#helsport#devoldofnorway#myght#makalu#camping#glacier#mountaineering
Guess who forgot the Dyno plates at home?!? Luckily the Voile heel raiser worked with the heel of my hardboot, very strange feeling to ride the splitboard as rando, but it worked, got down even without falling!! Mendiboard works both as snowboard and rando, hehe