Fastpacking is rapid, long-distance mountain travel, on foot, over multiple days, sometimes involving camps or bivouacs. It requires refined clothing and equipment choices, and practised skill sets that allow for both swift movement and self-sufficiency in a remote mountain setting.
Fastpacking is as much a philosophy as it is a technical system. Peaks come and go to the rhythm of a pounding heartbeat. No time for Instagram. Distance, miles on the legs, and the sheer bloody-minded slog of it is its own reward. Rest is welcome and sleep comes quickly in a tiny tent or bivy under the stars. Repeat.
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Fastpacking expert Jenny Tough knows a thing or two about moving fast in the mountains. In this blog series, she outlines HOW to fastpack, covering everything from useful systems to master, kit management, and initial misguided attempts.
Kit selection is vital to fastpacking success. Weight reduction helps you go further AND faster, but must be up to task. As pioneers of fastpacking, we have the perfect selection of kit to keep you pushing your limits in the mountains.