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Petra - not the Blue Peter dog

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 17:03

Hopefully one of my fellow travellers will read this. It is a fully booked trip after all! By all accounts this trip is very popular.

Petra certainly looks very impressive. The photos I've seen certainly are and I remember its appearance in the Indiana Jones film too. The Wadi Rum area gained prominence some years ago asv a rock climbing destination.

I'm a bit unsure of the weather to expect at this time of the year. I am pretty sure that a decent sleeping bag will be needed as the nights should be a bit "chilly". Better to have warm gear, you can always take some off if it gets too hot. Rather than shivering and having nothing else to wear.


Thu, 02/07/2013 - 17:19

Just noticed that my first post had the wrong trip date on it. Can't work out how to edit it. I am on the 16th March trip (not 9th Feb). Bleedin' computers!

Thu, 02/21/2013 - 15:12

I have a 5 season (yes I thought there were only 4 too) sleeping bag purchased especially for this trip so as not to be cold at night - weather is currently is 3-5 degC at night so in comparison to the day time temperatures will seem chilly. I'm also bringing a silk liner which will take it to 6 seasons...if it is really cold.


Fri, 03/15/2013 - 18:23

mmn, better check my sleeping bag, Katy has given me an idea that i might need a warmer one, i dont like getting cold at night. see you tomorrow


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