As I write this post, I am just hours away from meeting my trekking family and jetting off to the Himalayas for a once in a lifetime challenge with CoppaFeel! By the time you are reading it I will either be mid trek or on my way home from a life changing adventure.
My Osprey Rolling Transporter is packed and ready to go, and with 90 litres of space, there is plenty of room for all of my kit. So here’s what I’m taking to India.
Whilst trekking through the mountains I will leave my main bag at camp and I’ll be walking with the Lowe Alpine Airzone Pro, which has a 33 – 40 litre capacity.
During my training sessions I have felt very comfortable with this bag, it has amazing airflow which means my back doesn’t get too hot and I feel fully supported. So far, I am very impressed.
Of course my trekking experience would be nothing without my trusty walking boots. I am trekking the terrains for the Himalayas in the HanWag Ladies Tatra 2 Gtx. These boots are very supportive and very sturdy. They have a gortex lining which will keep my feet dry if the weather takes a turn for the worst. I’ve worn them in and I’m ready to go. Inside my boots, I am wearing SmartWool Merino Wool Trekking Socks. These socks allow airflow meaning my feet won’t overheat and swell whilst walking.
Also from SmartWool, I will be wearing Merino Wool long sleeve and short sleeve base layers which are designed to keep me dry in the hot weather and keep me warm in the cold. They fit really well and I’m sure I will be spending most of my time in these tops.
I am renowned for being cold all the time, no matter the weather so I will be taking two down jackets with me. That is how committed I am to keeping myself warm in the mountains. My first jacket is the Rab Microlight in Berry. This ultra light jacket is so soft and cosy, with plenty of room to layer.
I am also taking the Jack Wolfskin Helium windproof jacket with Stormlock, which keeps out cold wind, keeping me warmer when the weather gets really cold.
The wonderful team at Jack Wolfskin have gifted me with:
Misty Peak (100% recycled) Waterproof Jacket and Kanuka Ridge Waterproof Trousers to keep me dry and Active Sky XT Hiking Trousers to keep my legs covered in the hot weather. I will be reviewing all of these items once I am back in the UK.
I will be kept warm overnight by the Oberon™ Therm-a-Rest sleeping bag. Which is full of 800-fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down™ which repels moisture and keeps you warm in damp conditions.
Not forgetting this is a test of fitness, I will be keeping myself fully supported in the Runderwear Sports Bra and Briefs. I couldn’t believe how comfy they both felt when I first tried them on and I’m sure they will keep me chaff free.
As well as my main kit, I’ll also be taking a few pieces of “civilian” clothing, as they like to refer to them as, as well as my CoppaFeel! Items to make me feel at home.
So far I have raised over £3000 and would love to raise more for such a fantastic charity. Just visit my fundraising page to donate: https://himalayascoppafeel.everydayhero.com/uk/clara-s-himalayan-adventure