Being absent from the Munro scene for a while, (4 years I think) whilst trying out my new tent a Munro in the morning was an obvious choice.
Setting up just as it was getting dark, hoping the forecast for the next day was going to be accurate.
The morning, as promised was was a bright one.
After packing up a short drive to the parking area at the start point for Meall nan Tarmachan. Due to the high altitude start point this is a short walk and ascent for a Munro – ideal as a reintroduction.
A short section on an unsurfaced road followed by a well defined path to the summit. A short steep section prior to the summit is the most demanding but not to strenuous.
There is an option to extend the route to include a circuit of the ridge, maybe next time!
Fly: 40D/230T Siliconized nylon ripstop fabric
Fly: HH 2000mm
Inner Tent: High density nylon mesh
Floor: PU Coated nylon with HH 4000mm
Guys: 11 supplied with glow in dark line locks
Weights: Tarp 710g, Nest 418g, Pegs 116g = Total 1244g
A lightweight shelter that can be erected with the use of a walking pole or an adjustable tarp/tent pole. It even has a loop so it can be pitched from the branch off a tree!! Basically an outer and an inner, the inner taking up half the floor space giving plenty of room for storage or cooking in the remainder.
The inner has a ‘bathtub floor’ with netting to keep the bugs out. This is attached to the outer pegging points and to a hook at the peak of the shelter……simple.
The outer is made from siliconised nylon ripstop fabric, light and strong. The corners have a stiffening band giving a box like construction ensuring the outer is kept low to the ground, minimising draughts.
Attach a light here
Best thing about this is the weigh….1224kgms ( excluding pole).
I’ll update as I put this to use, hopefully soon.
See a video by the stockist ‘Bob’ for further details. Or visit his site HERE
Took the Sil out for a walk today. An ideal haven for a coffee stop away from the elements.
Carried out a wee modification, seen it on the Internet. The 4 main pegging points are loops at the end of the adjustable webbing. However with these being flat they need to be twisted when pegging down. Simple fix, some triangular loops threaded onto the webbing allowing a straight even pull.