Its all about the gear…

When the weather is challenging, it’s vitally important to have the right gear. During the dreadful snow in March,  all our guests were walking from east to west at that time so the bitter wind was on their backs.

I wear stacks of layers for trekking, For outer layers I love Dare2b sportswear/ski-wear which has a hint of edginess! I think this company is blurring sportswear/fashion wear boundaries. https://www.dare2b.com/ .

Beneath my outer layer, I always wear various Icebreaker tops in merino wool which I’ve bought at George Fisher’s in Keswick https://www.georgefisher.co.uk/. Cotswold have a good selection too. Expensive outlay but so worth it. I only buy one piece at a time and it lasts, and lasts. https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/brands/icebreaker.html,

My favourite boots are by Meindl  http://www.meindl.de/?lang=en  which I had fitted some years ago at George Fisher’s (as above).   I love those boots, they took me to Everest Base Camp without a murmur (ok, I might have moaned lots but not about my feet)

I’m really interested in the trekking gear our guests wear and use. The day sacs in the picture above belong to three lovely ladies who stayed with us last night.  No ‘feminine’ colours I note!

Osprey https://www.ospreyeurope.com/gb_en/

Deuter https://www.deuter.com/DE/en/

Berghaus https://www.berghaus.com/

I love that they each have their own favourite for carrying their water, lunch, extra layers etc. highlighting personal taste and comfort. I think I’ll be reviewing before long!