Northern Sweden, Aug/Sept '17

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  1. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

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  2. Bopdude

    Bopdude Trail Blazer

    Great video, looks as though the night time temps would have been 'fresh' :)
  3. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Very beautiful. It looks like good Trailstar territory. I was hoping to see one of your MYOG packs, though :whistling:.
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  4. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Amazing
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  5. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Thanks :) As soon as the sun dipped it got quite cold, think it got to around freezing one night but otherwise fresh is probably a good description... apart from the night I spent about 2 hours out of the tent watching the northern lights wearing only a pair of Rohan leggings on my lower half :rolleyes: legs were nithered.

    Thanks William, I'd been so busy making myself a quiver of UL packs I didn't have time to make something with a little more capacity/load carrying capability... it's on the list...
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  6. Arne L.

    Arne L. Ultralighter

    Brilliant Matt, thanks for posting.
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  7. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    Great video Matt, lovely walking country.

    It was made all the better for seeing the view out of the TS door at 1:44 - when the proverbial penny finally dropped here......:hilarious:

    Is that view at 1:44 a dead-ringer or not for the back o' Gable with Windy Gap and Green Gable viewed from Looking Stead, Pillar. Somewhat explains the comment I made of the same view on your recent Pic of the Day! Or....then again maybe I'm just a complete idiot :facepalm: :eggonface: :D
  8. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Thanks Graham, :D must be some resemblance as I actually guessed what you were on about in the other thread!
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  9. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    Pretty cool :thumbsup:
    How did you get on with the altars?
  10. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Had the 3s since January and really like them. The insoles can move around when they get soaked through but this is a known issue with them. One of mine shifted a little without me realising it on day 4 which caused a little bit of rubbing but no blister. Bit of gorilla tape stopped them slipping any more.

    Just got the 3.5s to try :)
  11. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Excellent, couldn't get away with watching it in the office earlier :rolleyes:

    Good looking list too Matt, was there much you didn't use? It looks heavy on electronics but then you are filming. How did you do for food? Was it dehydrated for 9 days straight?
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  12. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Not a lot I didn't use really, buffalo mitts, spare socks, sealskins, could have taken a lighter mid layer as well but was expecting more snow/cold weather in the middle section.

    That lists not 100% accurate as I'm locked out of lighterpack at the mo but it's pretty close.

    I'll probably do a post on my food at some point but yeah took a dehydrated main meal (firepot) every night. Took 750g food/day and made a bit of an effort to balance the proteins carbs and fats, seemed to work well and the amount worked out perfectly
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  13. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    A really nice report; will there be more? A triple combined video..
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  14. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    New Mac & new editing software so just getting to know it at the moment but I'll probably do some longer edits at some point, like 3 days at a time of around 10 mins/3days, something like that anyway. More for me to look back on though, always try to be conscious of videos dragging on a little. Be nice to get hold of Peters and Lee's footage as well and have it all to go at.

    I'll probably attempt to string a few words together once I've been through all my photo's
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  15. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Good stuff. Need to go for a month next time !
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  16. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    Superb.....:thumbsup:
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  17. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Superlatives abound. :inlove:
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  18. JonB

    JonB Trail Blazer

    Nice video! Seems like you had a good time.

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