Even disregarding the ankle support issue, I have used lightweight boots in summer in the Picos de Europe and the Dolomites, and both times they have been destroyed. Yet not in the Pyrenees. So for me it depends on the terrain. In October I'll be off to the Picos again (5th time) and will be wearing something a bit tougher than sandals. Each to their own.
Yep. I owned a petrol station and made nothing from petrol - only 5% gross profit. It was the same for newspapers and cigarettes. Cold drinks and sweets made the money. However, that aside chocolate is becoming very expensive (as will meat) because there isn't enough produced to satisfy the demand.
Thinking of buying a Zephyros 1. Currently have a laserlite which I purchased around 10 years ago as a second from Terra Nova but it is now on its last legs. I don't fancy forking out £300+ for a new tent so if I get a Zephyros 1 I could use the end poles, pole and guys to make it a little lighter. But I am just wondering if it is a decent tent. With the laser I often go up to around 2500m in the pyrenees and wild camp in the basque mountains, which have similar conditions to the UK, so would a Zephyros be able for that too?