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Training in Belledonne

We're back ! We spent an amazing time in France on GR 738, where we hiked in breathtaking places during 8 days. 
High peaks, lakes, clouds, thunderstorms, sun, chamois, ibex,... this high elevation path gave us everything we would have dreamed of.

Despite the fact that I had experienced some back pain early July, we  decided to give a try to this new trail and carry 4 to 5 days of food and the full material for the bivouacs. Marie-Laure was kind enough to carry a little more, and we ended up with 11 to 13 kilograms each of us.

What did we carry in our backpack?
- A tent for 2
- Our sleeping bags
- Our small sleeping pads (120cm long only)
- A sleeping bag sheet
- A 1 liter pot for cooking
- 2 mugs (1 for each)
- A stove
- 2 spoons
- A lighter
- Sandals for the evening
- A rain jacke
- A jumper for the cold evenings and a thin layer to add just in case
- Our pocket knives
- 2 socks
- 2 underwears
- 1 t-shirt
- 1 light trouser for the evening/night
- Gloves an…