Want to lighten your load? Want to get back to basics and travel the world as simply as possible? Hiking in ultralight mode is about more than just saving weight, it’s a philosophy! Hiking with nothing but the bare minimum requires a whole different approach: you have to weigh everything you take, both literally and figuratively. Which tent should you choose? What sleeping bag? Which sleeping pad? It’s all about finding the right balance between comfort and weight. Remove, lighten, replace and gear up well: here is some advice from Salomon TV on how to convert to ultralight!
About Adam Hodges
Adam Hodges, PhD, is a trail runner, mountain endurance athlete, and coach with credentials from the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy (UESCA), USA Triathlon (USAT) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In addition to coaching multisport athletes, he has coached high school cross country and track runners in California and masters swimmers in Colorado and California. As a USAT All-American triathlete, he has competed in the ITU World Triathlon Championships, the ITU World Duathlon Championships, and the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a masters runner, he has won a series title in the XTERRA SoCal Trail Series. His current pursuits include trail running, climbing, mountaineering, skimo, and cross-country skiing.