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Gear Reviews

Keela Trousers – Fast Drying, Lightweight, Comfortable and Hardwearing. A useful thigh pocket for carrying essentials: wine gums; iodine; salt for leech dissuasion; survey book; pencils; and survey kit.

Keela ADS T-Shirts and long sleeve thermals – Fast drying, Wicking and Odour free. Perfect. Keela kindly donated a large number of the t shirts to the expedition to present to guides and team members.

5Ten Canyoneers.

These boots are comfortable and lightweight. Equally at home in the jungle and in the caves, with excellent grip on rock; both wet and dry. My first choice for caving in the biggest caves

Steripen – Quick, Clean, Odour and Taste Free water. An excellent chemical free alternative to iodine. They were particularly useful for the longer expeditions when water had to be taken from pools and streams.

Hope 3000lm light – Bright, Brilliant and very hot to hold after a while.

SpanSet Fall Arrest Harnesses – Easy to don and adjust which was useful when fitting inexperienced people on the filming trips. Provided safety and Comfort to the wearer when hauled or lowered on pitches. The only minor drawback, the ease of donning and adjustment requires the wearer to step into the leg loops; an inconvenience when the floor is very muddy.

Adam Spillane


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