• Packing for the South Pacific – 8 Months

    Apart from a few minor items, my setup is pretty much done and I should be ready to go! By scaling down on the size/weight of tent, day pack, cooking gear, sleeping bag and hiking boots, I’ve managed to fit it all into the Baltoro 75 backpack (Gregory), weighing about 17kg. I’m pretty happy with …

  • 10 Days to Papua!

    With only 10 days to go until I leave for this South Pacific Expedition, I’m milling about to get the last bits and pieces together, while passing by my doctor and dentist, just to be sure. You don’t want having to have your teeth pulled out deep into the Papua new Guinean jungle! I usually …

  • Skye Trail – Isle of Skye 7 Day Trek

    Recently I had the great opportunity to visit Scotland and the Isle of Skye with my Quebecois brother. (Even though the trip wasn’t part of my planning of my Polynesia Trip it was a great opportunity to try out new gear, and get some miles into my legs.) On the Isle of Skye there is …

  • Tickets, Maps & Departure Date!

    I have just bought the first one way ticket of the adventure! A pretty big step for me. These are no longer merely words or thoughts and ideas, they are all part of something that is going to happen! The ticket pretty much sets the date of the start of the whole journey, and it …