We use several different methods – whichever is the most appropriate.
Some pockets are completely hidden with micro zips, some are touch and close with roll-over tops and some are high quality zips. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime.
What of the spare outfit, though, which has spent the journey jammed against a pair of walking boots and a bulging sponge bag?
It, too, has survived with barely a crease; no problem, then, meeting the hotel dining room's "smart-casual" dress code.
Since 2014 and the re-launch of BS8814, all treks and expeditions have been managed through Risk Management Plans based on BS8814.
A Senior Trainer with Rescue Emergency Care (REC), Alan delivers courses up to REC Level 5 (Travel/Expedition First Aid) and also a REC certificated High Altitude First Aid course and both of these courses involve practical use of Portable Altitude Chambers (PAC).Plus, if you're concerned about comfort, you can always heed the words of your dear old Mum, and next time you go to one of those hot, foreign countries - take a vest!August a friend of mine advised me that an IML was needed the same day to assist a Gold D of E group in the Norwegian mountain as their leader (IML) had become ill.We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. The Frontier Jacket has many storage options, with two chest pockets, two waist patch pockets, two hand pockets and four zipped pockets (three of these zipped pockets being inside for added security).It has so many places to store items such as a camera, a phone, a notepad, a wallet, a map, et cetera that I rarely need to carry a bag when wearing this jacket.Being August and know I should expect rain I chose Rohan’s Elite Jacket and Elite Barricade™ waterproof fabric achieves an initial Hydrostatic Head (waterproofness rating) of 20,000 and a Moisture Vapour Transmission rating for breathability of 20,000 g/m2/24h – a very balanced position.Alan Ward - International Mountain Leader Alan is based in South Wales and operates all of his activities through his own company - Bigfoot Services Limited (Established in 2003).Reunited next morning with Outfit A, I note that it, too, hasn't suffered from a night spent draped over a chair.Whereas conventional linen has a somewhat jowly, sack-like guise, this travel stuff tends towards a stiffer, more sheet-like, deckchair material; instead of moulding compliantly to one's contours, it tends to swish across the skin - nice to start with (and breezy, too), but a little wearing after a long day's slogging along the beach.Seven outfit-upsetting hours after leaving home, then, I am astonished to reach my hotel room and find both shirt and trousers as uncreased in Portugal as when I put them on in Putney.Even better, the jam I dropped down my front hasn't left a mark - the combination of plastic knife-scrape and human lick has done the job.