Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/04

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Gear selection for mountaineering
From: Pascal <>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 18:10:53 +0200

On 30-07-1998 06:01 Jim Laurel wrote:

>I'm shooting a feature article next month as a part of a mountaineering
>party climbing Mount Adams here in Washington.  Since climbing isn't really
>my thing, I'm wondering if anyone on the list might be able to advise me on
>the gear selection.  


I bought the LowePro Trim Trekker backpack for mountain walking etc. in 
the Alps. It has proven an excellent buy as it can take a lot of 
equipment without hurting too much...
Once filled, my backpack weighs about 9 kilos and contains following 
items: R8 with motor-winder, Apo-Vario-Elmarit 70-180 (in a very handy 
special tray at the bottom of the backpack), Elmarit 19, Elmarit 28, 
Summicron 50, and Macro-Elmarit 60, Leica mini tripod with ballhead, 
filters, and lots of films and other goodies. Plus the backpack is 
water-resistant which comes in handy if caught by a sudden heavy rain 
shower as can often happen in mountain regions.
My Nikon 35 Ti compact camera goes into my Tamrac photovest, together 
with compact binoculars and other stuff.

Check out the LowePro website for more info.
Hope this helps.


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