Picos da Europa expedition 2015: T-9 days


This post is part of a series that briefly describe an inspiring expedition to Picos da Europa, Spain, during the Spring of 2015. The complete series follows:


Planning is at least 50% of the fun. Being a planning freak adds to the joy. Trying to think in advance for

All the things involved that are not directly related to photography are now part of my off-work stack. Some examples of what I’m talking about:

Weather

  • Checking average temperatures and precipitation values over the years in order to have a relative domain. Act upon that that to plan for clothing needs.

Food

  • We are not going on long hikes, so I’m not planning on taking survival rations or anything. Nevertheless, well be up the mountain, away from “civilization” for some time. Having snacks, energy and liquids is a must.
  • Plan 3 to 4 snacks a day, find nice flavors
  • Plan for some energy elements, like SOS. Dark chocolate for example.

Communications

  • Cell phones are a good commodity. Up in the mountains and even more, down on the valleys, cell phones are many times useless. Network coverage on difficult spots is most of the time. Long range walkie-talkies may be an interesting tool.
  • Power bank for cell phone
  • Tracking devices to geotag images later on

On top of this, I decided to unpack my backpack, clean all the lenses and sort all the equipment I will be taking along. The image bellow will be hoking with me most of the time 🙂

picos_backpack

Decisions, decisions. What to pack!

Decisions on what to pack and carry will be described in future posts.

 

 

 


This post is part of a series that briefly describe an inspiring expedition to Picos da Europa, Spain, during the Spring of 2015. The complete series follows:

9 months ago, I was challenged by Foto-Nature for a photographic expedition to Picos da Europa National park (PENP) in
The screening process of what to take, at least for me is a hard one. I don't want to take
Still decisions, Thanks to fabulous contributions and messages in my facebook page, the topic around what equipment to take is
Packing: DONE! this is a late entry in the post series as I was working on the packing till late
No news 🙂 Full days with a lot going on not just around the trip.
A post that considers bot the T-4 and T-3 days. Yesterday, a day mostly dedicated to the family, with a
Getting soooo close I can almost smell it 🙂 (as in the cold air in the high mountains) with hours
As I start writing this new set of posts, less than 24 hours have gone by since arriving from the
The morning started early: after 3 hours of deep and fast sleep, the alarm clock went of at 5:00. And
Day 2 was a long, exhausting day and as a group we decided to sleep a bit more this morning.

 

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