by sloggmeister » Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:37 pm
by Scott » Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:54 pm
What backpack did you use on your trip? Did you take a separate, smaller summit pack? What would be your ideal pack size on this trip?
by Haliku » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:14 pm
by sloggmeister » Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:11 pm
pearson wrote:sloggmeister wrote:I posted this question in the General section as well. I'm looking for advice on how to manage the load. From the airport to base camp, I'll have a lot of stuff for a 2 week trip, including: tent, sleeping pad, cookset and stove, fuel extra clothes etc. that I really don't want to carry to the summit.
What backpack did you use on your trip? Did you take a separate, smaller summit pack?
What would be your ideal pack size on this trip?
How are you traveling in Mexico? Bus? Rent-a-car? etc?
by Scott » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:30 pm
We're winging it. No car. I plan on taking a bus out of Mexico City and a cab to Nevado.
I don't know how I'm going to get over to Ixta, but I'm sure we'll hire someone to drive us.
by rickford » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:34 pm
by sloggmeister » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:24 pm
Scott Patterson wrote:What backpack did you use on your trip? Did you take a separate, smaller summit pack? What would be your ideal pack size on this trip?
There are lockers in the huts (or at least there were) so you can leave stuff behind. Personally, I always just take one pack (even if a bit big on summit day), but that is just my preference.
by bajaandy » Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:27 pm
by sloggmeister » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:14 pm
bajaandy wrote:A technique that worked really well for me when I went to Orizaba (and was the envy of my climbing partners!) was to put my backpack and climbing gear inside a rolling duffle with convertable backpack straps. This saved my butt many times, especially when walking across town or even across the airport. I was able to load everything into that duffle, and it was never over the size or weight limit of the airline. The cool thing was that long pointy sharp things (like ice axe, hiking poles, etc.) could all be stashed inside.
As far as which pack did I take? I actually had two packs... one was a small day pack/summit pack (which doubled as a carry on) and the other was an ancient, medium sized Lowe Trek. I've since upgraded packs, but that combination worked out very nicely for me.
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