Colin Tock on the Challenge message board has alerted us to a forecast by Weather Action that this May will be the coldest for 100 years with northerly winds and snow. As I’ve planned a relatively low route, snow shouldn’t be an issue but I’m thinking about whether to go slightly warmer for clothes. I’ve used Paramo as a mid/outer layer before. My Velez Adventure Light layers well under my OMM Cypher smock. It is not too heavy at 560g, packs smaller than conventional Paramo jackets and the side zips gives it good ventilation to cope with a wide range of temperatures.
I’m going to take my PHD Minimus jacket anyway both as a warm layer for camp and as a boost to my sleeping bag. I suspect that night time temperatures will not be as low as if it were fine weather with clear sky at night. I’m also taking some fleece leggings, so I’m reasonably happy that I’ll be warm.
Hopefully I’ll find out what’s wrong with my PC today. It might be a problem with the motherboard, in which case I’ll need to get a new computer. I could do without the hassle of reloading everything!