Gearin’ Up!

First of all a disclaimer for those of you who expressed concern about all the medications shown in the picture above… see “I sure hope I don’t need any of this!…” for an explanation!

Technically we are limited to 15kg (33lbs) of gear during our Nepal trek. The main reason for the limit is the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (a small, high altitude airfield that we fly into to begin the trek). The airline limits us to 10 kg for checked baggage and 5kg for carry-on. Everyone has begun the process of packing and weighing gear. Although we may be slightly over our individual limits, we can probably figure out some creative ways to “reduce” our overall weight by wearing/carrying some items so they won’t be included in the baggage allowances.

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