Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:10
hopefully a late start to training wont hurt, had a Achilles injury from July but have ran Helvellyn and Blencathra over the last week. Tried out the new Osprey Talon 33 and that went well. Not waterproof I expect so will be using dry bags. powered walked up with a pole and ran flats and downs.
Andy - Gps. I have tried this on a budget. Used a Etrex venture HC, found it was only good for Geocaching so resold it only a few days later. Showed towns and main roads only.
This week I used an Etrex 20. good gadget for a budget. Showed position fairly accurate when matched to a paper map and showed paths. Could be better with OS maps downloaded perhaps. Would do a job but not the best.
The Garmin etrex 30 looks the best value with better options and mapping. Not tried it yet but does come up on this thread a few times. Cab get from £90 to £140 on Ebay. I think Ill end up with that unless I can save more. It does seam you get what you pay for with these things. Plenty out there better such as Oragon 600 etc but at a cost and watch for paying additional for maps. (I am old Skool with paper maps though)