Online: NYC Chapter, Ultralight on the Camino

Sep 15, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM



Cost None

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Ultralight backpacking has been a part of long trails in America for decades, but never quite made it to the Camino. Until now. My Camino pack weighs five pounds (without water or food) and my husband’s pack weighs 10 pounds. I have witnessed pilgrims employ the services of a mochila transport while carting daypacks that are are heavier than my Camino pack. It is possible to pack light for the Camino. I will share with you how we do this, including gear lists and suggestions. Carrying a light pack on the Camino confers many advantages as a light load makes for nimble steps, and decrease in knee and foot problems. But the best advantage is spiritual. One of the beatitudes of the Pilgrims we encountered along the way is: ”Blessed are you pilgrim if your backpack is empty of possessions, and your heart is full of emotions.”

We welcome you to join us on Thursday, September 15 at 7pm ET for a fun evening of discovery of the pleasure of carrying an ultralight load on your Camino de Santiago. Please register in advance for this Zoom event by Tuesday, September 13 here: