The Macpac tunnel tents can be split and carried separately. It is possible to pitch them taut if you are very careful to stake out the pole sleeve sections of the tents with symmetric tension.
The Minaret handles strong winds better than the Olympus because it is a lower profile. One person needs to be short though as it has a short and a long side.
As these tents are well-engineered, they are heavier than some models. The floor doesn't let water seep through. I often just take the fly and poles as these models are multi-pitch.
Last time I used a Minaret, I got slabs of rock and placed them strategically against panels with copious amounts of dead tussock as padding to eliminate flapping. You will need the padding to protect the tent fabric from abrasion.
A Kaitum 2 weighs about the same and gives you full length throughout the inner and a full porch and entrance and vent at each end, so I'd sooner have one of those. Having said that, the Kaitum is considerably more expensive so you damn well should get something more!
Aaah Pete you got at least 2 things more than you thought
1. The name Hilleberg
2. the looks of neighbouring hikers "he actually bought a Hilleberg"
Owns one Hilleberg (Niak) and two other brands tents of which only one just nears the quality of the Hilleberg (it's a Wechsel).
It’s not all hill walking and Kendal mint cake
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