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In search of snow leopards

Hi anyone on this trip?

I'm booked on the Feb 28th departure into March.

Hopefully taking a decent sized lens in case we get a good sighting. Any other shutterbugs coming?

So 13kg bag bursting at seems due to a tripod and trek poles that barely fit.

Packed in a suitcase with stuff for Delhi and winter stuff to put on for Leh flight taking it up 21kg.

My daysack is 7kg of lenses, bodies and a couple of bits in case my main case is lost luggage for a day or two ( change of clothes and mini down jacket + gloves)

Delhi is about 15 - 20 degrees right now 

Main bag is 15kg for Leh, probably about 18-20kg for Dehli. Pack is 8kg with a similar contingency for lost luggage as Phil. Batteries are adding to my pack weight. This site gives the forecast for Leh. https://www.worldweatheronline.com/v2/weather.aspx?locid=1122435&root_id...

So my suitcase has had a few extras added and my daysack has grown!

I land in Delhi around 8am so might meet you at the hotel. Safe flight all and see you when we get there

Somehow my kitbag has shrunk to 14kg for Leh - I'll remedy that with snacks. Pack remains 8kg and the odd gramme or two. Batteries are now on charge. Have a good flight Phil and Rick. Rick and Rich - I'm due in to Heathrow at around 1pm (but there are road closures en route so I'll probably be late). Might see you there. 

Tough trip to plan/pack. My kit bag for Leh is 15.0 kg. My day pack will be about the same but will be shared by a porter when we leave Leh for the camp. I have some plans of how I'll split the gear but will stay flexible until I hear the plans for each day.

I also have an extra (full) duffle bag for an additional two weeks of travel in three of the National Parks south of Delhi, near Nagpur. Plan to leave it and my hard equipment case in the hotel in Delhi. This adventure is also with Exodus.

I arrive in Heathrow early (6:30) Saturday morning and will spend the day at the airport awaiting the evening group flight to Delhi. Hope to see Dave and Rich there - probably in the departure area in the late afternoon. Phill - look forward to seeing you in Delhi.

Best to all - Safe travels.

 

So that's it after much pushing and prodding I am packed .Looking forward to meeting fellow travellers . Rich 

So that's it after much pushing and prodding I am packed .Looking forward to meeting fellow travellers . Rich 

Yes, straps straining, pockets bulging. Must be ready! Safe journey all. I'm hoping to be through security by 3pm if I can check my baggage in early. Keep an eye out for a black Montaine pack with a red Exodus lable, a green 6 legged mascot and a shortish bloke attached. :)

Hi all! I will be wearing a black Tamrac bag with yellow bear attached . Also hoping to check in around 3PM.Will look out for you!See you there!

So best smiles at the checkin desks all round then.

Will be in Delhi with gray mountaineering pack and a yellow Pudsey bear handing off it.

We'll all be the only folk in Delhi heat with mountain gear on too. See you at arrivals gents

So best smiles at the checkin desks all round then.

Will be in Delhi with gray mountaineering pack and a yellow Pudsey bear handing off it.

We'll all be the only folk in Delhi heat with mountain gear on too. See you at arrivals gents

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