OOH! The spell-checker didn't like the title of this post!
Well..... I have packed the Exos 46 for the very first time this evening, and amazingly it has all fitted in, quite easily. And that's with three days of food on board.
Robin has sent me the MWIS forecast, which is a bit crappy but hey ho - that's life isn't it? We shall also be meeting up with Gayle & Mick on Friday evening so there will be a whole bunch of bloggers, all walking which will make a change (for me anyway!)
I have packed some pretty foul weather gear (that is 'pretty foul' rather then 'pretty' gear - I don't do 'pretty') - my Paramo Velez, a Gore-tex jacket and my PHD down jacket as well, as Robin has us clambering up over the Glyderau and the Carneddau with "blizzards likely" according to the MWIS. It looks a bit better for Sunday but still pretty cold indeed on the tops so I shall be prepared.
Son Number Two has disappeared off to the Sahara for his Marathon des Sables and he has pinched the lightweight themarest but that's not a bad thing as I am taking my full length Exped Down mattress for a bit of snuggledom. I think he must have pinched my titanium spoon too so I am reunited with my old wooden spoon. My Lightrek 4 carbon poles won't arrive for another few days, so its the old Leki Titaniums for this trip. For the first time, as an experiment, I have dispensed with a rucksack liner and have packed all the delicate stuff in their own Exped Drybags. It seems to have made for easier packing so I shall see if it works out okay over the trip.
I shall take the Nokia E90 so if there is an O2 signal I shall have a bash at posting a few things.
More tomorrow then - O2 willing.