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MSR Reactor 1.0 L

MSR Reactor 1.0 L

After our previous stove failed in Iceland. We had to buy a new stove. We wanted to try a different brand then the Jetboil that we used before. Our main priority is to boil water really fast, cooking other meals is not necessary for us. Because we always eat freeze dried meals. During our search, we found the MSR Reactor 1.0L. We like the design of the pot, the handle on the pot makes it easy to use. It pot does…

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Tripod Feisol CT 3342 with a Manfrotto 438, Really Right Stuff BH-40, Wimberly C-12

Tripod Feisol CT 3342 with a Manfrotto 438, Really Right Stuff BH-40, Wimberly C-12

So this is the configuration that I use with my tripod. Tripod: Feisol Tournament CT-3342 Rapid Ball Camera Leveller: Manfrotto 438 Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head Clamp: Wimberly C-12 Quick Change Clamp I got a few tripods before the Feisol CT-3342, but I met a German when we were hiking in Sarek. He was using the CT-3342, and I was immediately impressed by the weight and the size of the tripod. I was expecting that it would weight a…

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F-stop small Pro ICU with a Exped waterproof compression bag 20L

F-stop small Pro ICU with a Exped waterproof compression bag 20L

For a while, I was searching for a solution to pack my extra camera gear safely in my trekking backpack during our multi-day hikes, such as the larger Lee filters, filter holder, extra batteries, and extra lenses. For the day trips I bought an F-Stop Loka photo backpack, F-stop works with their own system ICU (internal camera units) so you can organize the backpack yourself to your own preference. I took the Pro ICU small twice, according to Charlotte, the…

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10-day road trip with a jeep through Iceland and 2 days in Reykjavik

10-day road trip with a jeep through Iceland and 2 days in Reykjavik

Day 1 Keflavik to Háifoss and Grannifoss Our plane arrives around 15pm at Keflavik International Airport. We are lucky, just when we are in the arrival hall our luggage appears on the transport belt. We attach the shoulders straps back on our duffel bags because we have to walk about 700 meters towards the car rental. It seems to be very busy at the car rental. But about 10 minutes later we got our 4×4 car. A Nissan Patrol Arctic, it’s really big…

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Snowdonia

Snowdonia

3-day backpacking trip from Conwy to Llyn Ogwen It is our first introduction to the United Kingdom and what for one. The intention was to make a 7-day backpacking trip from Conwy to Dolwyddelan. But by the extreme weather, we need to abort our trip. From the 2.5 days we have hiked, we have walked 1.5 days in the fog, rain and extreme wind. After half a day of hiking our shoes are soaking wet. These shoes have easily survived Iceland…

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Beinn Trilleachan

Beinn Trilleachan

Walking hours: 6h30 Photo moments: 1h Distance: 11km Altitude: 950m ascent, 950m descent We park our car at the car park at the end of the road near Loch Etive. First, we follow a while the edge of the forest. There is a path along the fence. After a 2.5 km begins the steep climb through the river bed. After a climb of 300 meters, it begins to rise more evenly. Now we are on the ridge Meall nan Gobhar.  Soon we reach the first summit…

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Lost Valley (Coire Gabhail), Glen Coe

Lost Valley (Coire Gabhail), Glen Coe

On the way to Isle of Skye, we pass Glen Coe. We want to do a short hike in this area.  Unfortunately, there is still too much snow on the tops of the Munros. So we decide to take a walk in this beautiful valley between Beinn Fhada and Gear Aonach. The walk is about 4 km long.  There are some beautiful waterfalls and the rock formations are spectacular. You have to cross the stream “Allt Coire Gabhail”, there are places with rough…

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Loch Coruisk and top Sgurr na Stri

Loch Coruisk and top Sgurr na Stri

3- day backpacking loop trip from Sligachan via Sgurr na Stri Day 1: Sligachan – Loch Coruisk Walking hours:4h Photo moments: 30min Distance: 12.5km Altitude: 425m ascent, 425m descent It’s already 4am when we arrive in Sligachan and we need to pack our backpacks before we can start our hike. Around 5am we can start our hike. We hope to reach Loch Coruisk before it starts to get dark. It’s normally about 4 hours walk to Loch Coruisk. So basically we can reach it before the darkness…

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Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Torridon

Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Torridon

Walking hours: 4h Photo moments: 1h Distance: 14km Altitude: 500m ascent, 500m descent Normally this would be a two-day hiking trip. Our plan was to camp at Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair. And then the plan was to climb the Munros “Ruad-Stac Mor” and “Spidean Coire Nan Clach”. But there was so much wind at the lake that it was not possible to camp there. We’ll certainly come back to Torridon! Torridon is a beautiful place to hike.  Next time we’ll…

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The great wilderness – Fisherfield – Dundonnell to Loch Na Sealga, Loch Ghiubhsachain and Loch Beinn Dearg

The great wilderness – Fisherfield – Dundonnell to Loch Na Sealga, Loch Ghiubhsachain and Loch Beinn Dearg

3- day backpacking loop trip from Dundonnell ( Corrie Hallie ) to Loch Na Sealga back via Loch Ghiubhsachain and Loch Beinn Dearg Day 1: Dundonnell ( Corrie Hallie ) – Loch Na Sealga Walking hours: 4h45 Photo moments: 2h Distance: 11km Altitude: 365m ascent, 350m descent We park our car close to Corrie Hallie. When our backpack is packed, we can start our hike to Loch Na Sealga. First, we follow a jeep track through the forest Gleann Chaorachain. When we walk out of the forest,…

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