Reflecting back on my recent trip I thought I'd give a quick overview of the gear used. Nothing to technical as a) I don't feel I have the experience to give damning or eulogising critiques, b) most stuff was fairly new so only had 4 days of use and c)I don't think I can write that many sentences about a sock.
A few things stood out from the trek, the biggest one is that going lightweight helped me immensely. My pack was approx. 10kgs inc water and snacks. The only thing it was missing was food and a stove. I'm not sure how I would of coped with what would of been classed as normal only a few year s ago (18kgs+). I remember on DofE that we had a weight limit of a 3rd of your body weight, now that is actually a big old load to carry.