The lists are made, we’ve agreed who’s carrying what, and we’ve looked at the weather forecast. We’re ready for the weekend. We’ve deliberatly chosen to do this long run on a weekend when we have to finish work on the Friday, leave for the weekend and then go back to work on the Monday – this way we hope to copy the stresses – or at least some of the stresses that will appear on the journey.

We talked last night about food, tents, and security; we’ve talked so much about so many of these things that now I think we ‘just need to get on with it’.

I’ll be posting to the blog during the trip, as well as uploading photos and tracking – it’s a perfect opportunity to test our tech. I’m expecting a lot of it not to work, but we’ve got quite a long time to get this kind of thing sorted.

Matt, Patrick and Stace