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)

 Injinji Crew
 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)

Other gear
  Petzl e+lite
  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.

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