I went through a number of iterations on what kit I should take and what I should leave behind. The key that shall always remain true on any expedition is to keep things light. Even if it feels light at the time, 1000km in and when you are going over your 15th 5000m+ pass things start to feel pretty heavy. If trekking with more than one person you can naturally share kit which will make life more comfortable.
Although I have published my kit list below the main thing is to ensure that you take the correct kit for the route you decided to do and for the time of year you are going. To check my route click Doc McKerr – GHT Itinerary Apr-Jun 2013.
Always consider safety, asking the ‘what if…….’ questions throughout. Also ensure that whatever you take you can repair along the way. I had to repair my boots and my rucksack in remote locations so anything could happen at any time; usually at the most inconvenient time too.
You can get supplies along the way, but these will just be the basics, so ensure that you have sufficient spares for anything technical you will be carrying.
For Kit List & some Planning Info click Doc McKerr – GHT Packing List & Useful Planning Info