Gearographer.com – Featuring Atmos AG 50 and Exos 48 – February 19, 2015 – Osprey Packs Press
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Gearographer.com – Featuring Atmos AG 50 and Exos 48 – February 19, 2015

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As I write this, I am just over a week away from leaving for Africa, where I will be attempting to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro as part of a fund-raising climb led by the good folks at Tusker Trail… Since Kilimanjaro is a non-technical climb, you don’t have to have a great deal of mountaineering experience or gear to attempt it. But on your way up you do pass through five unique climate zones that range from cloud forest to alpine desert to polar conditions on the summit. That means, in order to stay comfortable, you will still need plenty of quality gear to help get you to the top. Here’s what I’ll be taking with me.

I’ll be taking two backpacks with me on the trek. The first will be my trusty Osprey Atmos 50, which will carry much of my gear while in transit, and the other is a lightweight Exos 48—also from Osprey—which will serve as my daypack throughout the climb. Most of the contents of the Atmos will be transferred to a duffel bag to be carried by porters at the start of the trek, while the Exos will hold the personal items that I’ll need with me while trekking each day…

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