In training for Everest...

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 08:30
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... well ...... maybe Mount Beadell! So, I've just bought yet ANOTHER camera backpack, something about backpacks, & stoves..........

Lowepro Photo Trekker AW. Got all my camera kit in it, & compass, GPS, & 2 1 litre water bottles.
Weight = 12 kg.
I started a weight loss regime on the first of January, and have lost 8 kg. I am now beginning to feel fit enough to start walking with the backpack on for three mornings a week. Where I live, it's REALLY hilly ( ask Brew 69), so this should be good training/

For my three weeks away, I am skimping on clothes etc., but am taking all my extended camera kit. After all, it's the reason I'm going. My camera backpack is LARGER than all my clothes & personal things!

So, looks like this Wolf's gonna be doin' some serious huffin' & puffin'!!!

Wolfie
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Reply By: peter in sa - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 10:11

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 10:11
wolfie were you going mate and i'm interested to now what kind of camera do u use as i'm a keen user of the camera cheer's GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 19:27

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 19:27
Peter.........

I am going on a tour with another group, following in some of Len Beadell's tracks, for nearly 3 weeks.

I use a Canon EOS 300 D, along with a 18 - 55, 28 - 80, & 75 - 300 lens.
Speedlite Flash (TTL)
Manfrotto Tripod with Ball Joint head.
Usual array of Cokin filters, although I have thinned this down somewhat, and edit in Photoshop.
For storage, I use 3 x 512 MB CF cards, along with a Belkin Media Reader, which attaches to my 40 GB iPod.
I also use the Canon extended battery pack, which enables me to charge one battery, whilst still shooting.

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Follow Up By: peter in sa - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 22:18

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 22:18
have a great time when you go wolfie ,it sounds like u have same great gear there camera wise mate cheer's peter
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 13:16

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 13:16
So sorry to spoil your expectations Wolfie, but Mount Beadell is a 5 minute stroll to the top. Remember Australia is a plurry flat bit of country. Just a bit of a hill and a bump here and there.

Good to hear of the weight loss. I am not faring so well but am trying all the same.

The days should be nice out in the desert but the nights can be a tad cool. Take some long undies or the like to wear underneath. There is also a shampoo you can use so that you dont have to wash your hair(what hair? hahahaha). Jude used that when we did the big offroad thingy across the Simspon

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 16:18

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 16:18
Willem you lose weight ????!!!!!.
Sorry I don't mean to be rude but your wife is one of the best home cooks I have come across, so you don't have a hope in hell of losing any weight. LOL.
Unless you leave her at home and go bush for 6 months by yourself, Nah that won't work either she would have loaded you up with all that good stuff to last the distance anyway.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 19:29

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 19:29
Willem, the weight is coming off gradually.

Potatoes & Bread are my killers.

I have cut back on Bourbon as well.

It all takes time, but I am giving myself about a year to go from 100 kg down to 80 kg.

Cheers

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Reply By: Member - Jim - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 21:56

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 21:56
Glad to see somebody else is carrying a LowePro Trekker. I use a 20D with extended battery pack and take a 20-35 and my 28-300 L series with 550EX when I need candles.

Sometimes I also sneak along some macro gear for the little memories.

Last time out I also took another bag with the XL-1 and its support gear but the managing director of domestic, social, business and financial affairs thinks these essential items take up too much space. I keep telling her that the trip is about taking back memories etc.

Hope to take it all again on the Anne Beadell in June/July.

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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 08:05

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 08:05
Jim, what I can do for you, is leave some Golf Tees, which will let you identify my Tripod holes..... LOL!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Jim - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 18:25

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 18:25
That would be nice, thanks, but I don't play golf, which is unusual for a Fang Bosun.

Have fun,

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Reply By: Utemad - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 22:54

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 22:54
Wolfie if you want to spend 3 weeks climbing miuntains and getting excellent photos/memories then go to Tassie one Summer. Mountains galore and spectacular scenery all with minimal driving (once you're there).

Whatever you do make sure you have fun doing it :-)
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 08:06

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 08:06
Tassie is a beautiful place!!

I went down to the South west corner in 1995.

I want to spend some time around Strahan (sp), & Cradle Mountain, next trip.

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