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TRANS ALPS

 THE MISSION

 
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Start: Geneva
Finish: Nice
Distance: 600 km
Altitude gain: 37000 m
Duration: 18 days
People: Solo
Trail: GR5



 

THE STORY

The Highs

The Lows

 

THE GEAR

A total base weight of sub-5 kg. Keeping it light but comfortable and safe is necessary for a trip of this length and terrain.

On the body

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Socks
Smartwool PhD Elite Run

Shorts
Craft Running Shorts

Footwear
Salomon Speedcross 5
Might have chosen something more durable and with a firmer sole.

Sunglasses
Oakley Stride EvZero

Shirt
Icebreaker Aero Short Sleeve

Cap
Salomon trail running cap


Shelter & Sleep

Tent
Nordisk Lofoten ULW 1

Sleeping bag
Marmot Hydrogen 

Sleeping pad
Therm-A-Rest Uberlite

Pillow
Sea to Summit Aeros UL

Camera & Electronics

Camera
Sony A6500 + Zeiss 16-70 f/4

Tripod
Joby Micro Stand + Sirui C-10 ball head

Camera carry
Peak Design Capture Clip V2

Phone and primary navigation
iPhone X

Watch and secondary navigation
Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire

Charger
No name USB charger with 2 outlets for one socket.

Cables
Lightning, USB Mini, Fenix 3 

Powerbank
Anker PowerCore 10000

Headlamp
Black Diamond Spot

Communication, tracking and SOS
Garmin InReach Mini

Clothing (in the pack)

Ultralight jacket
Inov8 70

Extra running socks
Smartwool PhD Run

Camp socks
Wool socks from an unknown brand I found on a parking lot i Squamish, British Columbia.

Underwear
Smartwool

Ultralight pants
New Balance running pants

Long sleeve shirt
Icebreaker Anatomica

Buff

Carry

Backpack
Osprey Levity 45

Water carry
Hydrapack 1,5L
(Ended up using a single use 0,5L bottle for 90 percent of the trip. Lots of water sources until 100 km from Nice).

First Aid

Space blanket

Leuko-tape

Ibuprofen

Steristrips

Hygiene

Wilderness washToothbrush (with full handle)

Tooth paste

Vaseline

Lip balm

Sunscreen UPF 50

Kitchen

Sea to Summit Aluminum fork and spoon.
Ate at bread, croissants and at restaurants in the towns I passed through.