Somewhere South of Granada

camping

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This is how I currently have my mountain stove set up using a Vargo Triad stove, windshield, 1l titanium pot, fire stick and primer (bottle top). Combined weight is 212 grams without fuel.

I use lamp fuel, obtainable here in Spain for €2 a litre. I use about 40ml for each 500ml boil. Boil time depends on outside air temperature, but I get between 13 and 15 minutes a boil in the mountains.

I like the Vargo Triad, once I got used to it. It's lightweight (38 grams) and can burn Esbit pastilles too as a back up. Important that a simple primer system is used though as without that the stove can take some minutes to get going.

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It's a long time since I had a pre dawn start in the mountains and I had forgotten how wonderful an experience it was moving at first light.

Camping has got easier too with lightweight gear. My trusty 1.5kg single skin Crux Raid X1 tent kept Kiersten and I snug as temperatures dropped to below 5C.

The sub 200gm cooking stove/pot/windshield combination from “Stormin Stoves” performed admirably. All in all a pack under 6kg (without water).

And coming down the mountain at midday after a days walking, just as people were heading up Mulhacen, meant we were always going against the grain. The best way to enjoy the summer mountains for sure.

Getting ready to depart by headtorch

Getting ready to depart by headtorch

The Stormin Stove bubbling away nicely!

The Stormin Stove bubbling away nicely!

Silhouette near the Collado del Ciervo

Silhouette near the Collado del Ciervo

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A bug tent at 2600m, stunning views, running water, with a nice, dehydrated curry meal, cup of coffee and a couple of cereal bars before bed.

The campsite in Lavaderos de la Reina

The campsite in Lavaderos de la Reina

Evening sunset over Granada from Lavaderos de la Reina

Evening sunset over Granada from Lavaderos de la Reina

#Alps #Memories #Camping

Tete Rousse bivouac below the Grand Couloir of the Aig du Gouter, Mont Blanc range.

With my old mentor, Mr Silver Fox himself, Dennis Morrod and Pierre Julien Morrod.