Tour planning

One working day left until the next holidays: Two weeks hiking in the Swedish and Norwegian mountains together with Annika. I’m really looking forward to the tour!

  • Start: Nikkaluokta. End: Abisko. Or Riksgränsen. Or somewhere in Norway. We’ll see. It will depend a bit on the conditions …
  • Conditions: Probably quite wet and soggy ground, perhaps even some larger snow fields. Summer came late this year and especially the mountain regions got quite cold and wet weather …
  • Weather: But now the forecast looks great: Quite warm and sunny weather. Probably I’ll sweat a lot, since it was long ago that I hiked with a backpack …
  • Backpack: approx. 21 kilos including the backpack itself and food. And about 4 kilos photo equipment …
  • Photo equipment: Nikon D800 · Gitzo 1541 tripod · 20 mm f/2.8 · 35 mm f/2.0 · 100 mm f/2.8.

My packing list is complete. Most of the todos are finished, but there is one very serious question left:

Which headgear is appropriate for such a tour?

Can you help me? I’m awaiting your comments.

12 comments to “Tour planning”

  1. Ingela 2015-08-20 22:47

    Du är för stollig du… Fel, fel, fel och fel. En buff och en luftig keps, det är vad du ska ha med dej. (Fast snyggast är du i cylinderhatten!)

  2. way-up-north 2015-08-20 22:50

    En buff och en mössa har jag väl också med, Ingela.

  3. Nila 2015-08-21 07:44

    I think just a buff and a normal hat

  4. Karin 2015-08-21 09:34

    Marlene möchte den Zylinder… Ich möchte nach dem Urlaub Fotos mit abwechselnd ALLEN Kopfbedeckung sehen!!

  5. way-up-north 2015-08-21 09:36

    Hm, Karin, das wird schwer. Da muss ich wohl photoshoppen …

  6. Annika 2015-08-21 11:42

    Absoluter Top-Favorit ist natürlich Nummer 4, dicht gefolgt von Nummer 3, gerne auch mit Mückenerweiterungsmodul!

  7. way-up-north 2015-08-21 13:43

    Leider ist Nummer 4 nicht ganz sturmsicher. Bleibt vielleicht doch zu Hause, Annika.

  8. Sylvia 2015-08-21 16:39

    Da ja offenbar warmes Wetter angesagt ist, würde ich die Fellmütze nehmen. Sicherheitshalber würde ich dann das gelbe Tier oben in die Fellmütze kuscheln, damit man Dich an der norwegisch-schwedischen Grenze nicht für einen Bären hält.
    Wünschse Euch ne schöne Tour und bin wie immer gespannt auf Deine Fotos und Berichte.

  9. Ma HB 2015-08-21 19:29

    Dear Olaf, I think, the best is the cylinder. But it would be important to take a “chapeau claque”. You can fold up this hat. My father had this hat. It’s long ago.
    But I think, the little Monster would like to go with you and A. too. Say to him you will come back soon.
    All the best for you and A. Yours Ma

  10. way-up-north 2015-08-21 19:34

    Vielen Dank für diesen wertvollen Tipp, Sylvia. Als Bärenwurst möchte ich nicht enden.

    Dear Ma HB. A chapeau claque would be great and if I had one I would take it with me, just for the photos. The Little Yellow Monster will be with us. It saw the chocolates that I bought and immediately wanted to join us.

  11. Anton 2015-08-21 22:06

    If you’re looking to make new animal friends, hat number one is the way to go. Owls are especially fond of it.

    Number two is useless since it’s only purpose is to attract mating bears, and you don’t want to be on either side of such an interchange.

    Number three I would avoid under all circumstances – it’s not a childrens party your attending.

    My choice would be hat number four. It let’s you conquer the wild with elegance, leaving the other hikers you meet in awe. Also, it provides you with a foldable ladder If you ever needed to climb up a tree to avoid frisky bears.

  12. way-up-north 2015-08-21 22:13

    Dear Anton,

    I’m really amazed and stunned about your deep knowledge of outdoor headgear. You really mastered this sophisticated topic and I guess I could learn a lot from you.

    Thank you for your paramount consultation!

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