the route would be not on machine prepared tracks - depending on the snow fall there would probably be snow mobile tracks which would make life easier. Im trying to keep the costs of the trip down so looking into how much of my current kit is of use...which is not much of it being a light weight tarp, alcohol stove carrying type. I can hire poles when i get up there but not telescoic ones which would be good for the uphill sections or so im told.
Cool thanks for the feedback! really good to know about them absorbing water but taking a long time to dry as the current planning is for a multi day trip above the arctic circle around march, so quick drying is must if i over exert and get a bit of a sweat on. Still will get some bamboo stuff to try out though.
Love my Icebreaker thermal baselayers, but they are falling apart - rather quickly i might add for the price....I keep hearing more and more about bamboo as a natural wonder fiber, so i will probably get some to try, but would be good to hear from any one who has tried bamboo clothing. My main areas of interest in finding out about it are a) Can you wear it for extended periods such as a week or more with out it getting too stinking b) is it durable? c) is it warm? (difficult to judge as it also depends on what else you are wearing / doing....)
My bank balance is a gloomy as the weather but planning next years ventures keeps me going. One area i'm looking into is at the title suggests kamchatka.
Has anyone been? it sounds like a rather cool place though one where a guide would be useful to avoid death by volcanic misadventure, as well as some of the issues of permissions and not wanting stumble across things i shouldnt (military). There appears to be a number of different operators. Any recommendations?