x-alps: Geneva - nice

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THE TRIP
Start: Geneva
Finish: Nice
Distance: 600 km
Altitude gain: 37000 m
Days: 17 (hopefully)
Trail: GR5



MY POSITION
Follow the link to watch my progress with an update on my position every 2 hours: eur-share.inreach.garmin.com/gustavthuesen



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

Socks
Smartwool PhD Elite Run

Shorts
Craft Running Shorts

Footwear
Salomon Speedcross 5

Sunglasses
Oakley Stride EvZero

Shirt
Icebreaker Aero Short Sleeve

Cap
Salomon trail running cap

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Shelter & Sleep

Tent
Nordisk Lofoten ULW 1

Sleeping bag
Marmot Hydrogen 

Sleeping pad
Therm-A-Rest Uberlite

Pillow
Sea to Summit Aeros UL



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

 

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

 

First Aid

Space blanket

Leuko-tape

Ibuprofen

Steristrips

 

Hygiene

Wilderness wash

Toothbrush (with full handle)

Tooth paste

Vaseline

Lip balm

Sunscreen UPF 50

 

Kitchen

Sea to Summit Aluminum fork and spoon.