Magazine article Geographical

Explorer's Essentials: Andy Kirkpatrick, Alpinist, Photographer, Writer and Speaker

Magazine article Geographical

Explorer's Essentials: Andy Kirkpatrick, Alpinist, Photographer, Writer and Speaker

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1. Patagonia Das Parka. A big synthetic duvet with arms that has saved me from a frosty death countless times.

* www.patagonia.com

2. Nikon FM3A SLR camera. Digital is great for holiday snaps, but a--50[degrees]C it's just dead technology. Velvia 100 and the bullet-proof and manual FM system have never let me down.

* www.nikon.com, www.fuji.com

3. Nikon 20mm F4 lens. Compact, light and great quality, a manual 20mm lens means it's rare that anything's out of focus and it's small enough to fit in my belt pouch.

* www.nikon.com

4. Black Diamond Firstlight tent. Weighs less then a kilo, packs down to the size of a melon, yet provides a high degree of protection, whether camping in crevices or hanging off ledges the size of a dustbin lid.

* www.blackdiamondequipment.com

5. POD Thin Ice rucksack. This sack is minimalist and hand made in Sheffield, and no other company comes close to its quality or function. …

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