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2015 Larapinta Gear List

Choosing what goes in the pack can often take longer than the adventure itself. But some careful thought and planning at this stage can make for a more enjoyable trip. The base weight for this trip is around half a kilo heavier than for my 2009 Larapinta walk.

The two main categories which gained weight were my sleep system and electronics.

  • Electronics - Spot tracker, for added piece of mind, checking in with family and tracking functions.
  • Sleep system - Added a warmer quilt for the predicted low temps.
  • Sleep system - Full length mat added, once again to increase the quality of sleep in lower temps.

Click here to check out my gear list.

Note - my brother is carrying the cooking system which weighs around 300 grams including fuel.

Desert High

The time has come for a long overdue trip back to the West MacDonnell Ranges. In August 2009 my brother,Trev and I walked the spectacular Larapinta trail. On this occasion we travelled west to east, starting at Redbank Gorge we walked long days in scorching hot conditions, arriving at the Telegraph Station four and a half days later. That was my first taste of walking in the stark, arid heart of Australia and I've been itching to get back ever since. For this trip we have decided to walk the trail east to west, partly for logistical reasons and partly to experience the trail from a different aspect, as well as ending our walk on Mt Sonder's majestic summit.

Stayed tuned for the trip report. 


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