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Bits and Bobs..and getting excited!

Over a years worth of planning and preparation and now with only 3 weeks to go, we’re getting the last few bits and pieces sorted.

It was recommended to us by an experienced expeditionist to get some neoprene food pouches for our meal packs, to keep the heat in longer and making them nicer to hold. So Molly has been busy cutting up her old wetsuit and putting her sewing skills to the test…

Molly on the sewing machine...not a common sight!
Molly on the sewing machine…not a common sight!

We have 2 leg pouches, a crotch pouch and 2 waist pouches, who will draw the short straw!

Homemade neoprene pouches
Homemade neoprene pouches

Jesse has been to get some final modifications to his ski boots, they need to be as comfortable as possible to make living in them for a month more bearable. Our trip to Norway was hugely beneficial to iron out all the little niggles with equipment.

Nice comfy foot beds being made
Nice comfy foot beds being made

Jen has been getting out and putting some long days in in Scotland, getting super fit! Ollie has also been getting out in the snow in Scotland walking, skiing, climbing etc.

Ollie out touring in Scotland
Ollie out touring in Scotland

And Alistair has been busy with maps! In the final few weeks we’ll be putting together a more detailed day to day plan with routes, distances, timings etc. Below is an example of a few layers we’ll have on our GPSs..

Starting to pull together our maps
Starting to pull together our maps

Check in for our outbound flights is now open, which means we can start to getting stupidly excited!!! Our park permit, radio permit and firearms permit are all in place..we’re all set….

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