IML activities this year included Stok Kangri in February and next year will include Mt Toubkal in February, Kilimanjaro in September and Everest Base Camp in November.
Specialist trips over the past few years have included taking a blind/visually impaired group to Everest Base Camp and a corporate trek in Ladakh for two disabled trekkers.
What of the spare outfit, though, which has spent the journey jammed against a pair of walking boots and a bulging sponge bag?
It, too, has survived with barely a crease; no problem, then, meeting the hotel dining room's "smart-casual" dress code.
Being August and know I should expect rain I chose Rohan’s Elite Jacket and Elite Barricade™ waterproof fabric achieves an initial Hydrostatic Head (waterproofness rating) of 20,000 and a Moisture Vapour Transmission rating for breathability of 20,000 g/m2/24h – a very balanced position.
Alan Ward - International Mountain Leader Alan is based in South Wales and operates all of his activities through his own company - Bigfoot Services Limited (Established in 2003).Reunited next morning with Outfit A, I note that it, too, hasn't suffered from a night spent draped over a chair.Whereas conventional linen has a somewhat jowly, sack-like guise, this travel stuff tends towards a stiffer, more sheet-like, deckchair material; instead of moulding compliantly to one's contours, it tends to swish across the skin - nice to start with (and breezy, too), but a little wearing after a long day's slogging along the beach.We use several different methods – whichever is the most appropriate.Some pockets are completely hidden with micro zips, some are touch and close with roll-over tops and some are high quality zips. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime.It features seven outer and three inner pockets and is the perfect solution for those with a demanding outdoor lifestyle who like to have a place for everything and everything in its place.Little wonder it's a popular choice photographers and journalists on overseas assignments as well as for those who simply appreciate its combination of style and practicality. Weight: 610g Pack Size: 1,600ml Drying Time: 6 hours Pocket science at Rohan is all about precision and detail of design, but most of all, it’s about keeping your most important stuff safe at times when losing keys, passports and wallet is more than just an inconvenience.In fact, on returning to the hotel that evening I discover that I am in a state of mild-to severe nipple-chafe.To test if this is the shirt's fault, I don a T-shirt underneath it for dinner; thankfully, come bedtime, I am able to downgrade the inflammation code from angry-red to low-alert pink.Made of 55 per cent linen and 45 per cent polyester, this newly launched fibre holds out to all brow-mopping hankie-dabbers the promise of looking less like Peter Lorre and more like Humphrey Bogart.The question is, though, do these claims stack up, or are wearers of travel linen still doomed to end up with that origami effect down their backs, like all those sandbagged Graham Greene heroes?