Friday, May 27, 2011
Off to the Highlands
I'm in Scotland for a few days lecturing at the University of Dundee near Edinburgh.
My colleagues in Scotland and I have much to discuss about healthcare technology and policy. I'll summarize my lessons learned next week.
Tomorrow a small group of us will climb some of the highest peaks in the UK - Aoneach Eagach and Ben Nevis. They're known for their uniquely bad weather (171 inches of rain per year), high winds, and challenging trails.
I've packed my total body Gortex and my lightweight Treksta Gortex boots. Here's a complete list of my gear for the Scottish Highlands
Treksta Evoltion Mid (Gortex)
Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters (Gortex)
Arcteryx Rho LT
Arcteryx Alpha SL (Gortex)
Arcteryx Phase SL
Arcteryx Phase AR
Arcteryx Celeris windshell
Arcteryx Alpha LT (Gortex)
Arcteryx Solo Belay Jacket
Outdoor Research PL400
Outdoor Research Endeavor Mitts (Gortex)
Outdoor Research Option Balaclava
Outdoor Research Winter trek hat
Outdoor Research Drifter cap (Gortex)
Small First aid kit
Black Diamond Shot climbing pack
Platypus 2L water reservoir
Pro-Bars (they're vegan)
Prescription polarized sunglasses
I'm off to the Highlands and will post pictures of the summits.
Posted by John Halamka at 3:00 AM