One thing that seems to be forgotten here is that Eugene will be carrying his tent. I have a winter tent, an old EMS Pompero. It looks similar to a Trango Assault. It weighs around 8 lbs. I've never carried it anywhere-I've towed it on a sled with snowshoes or skis.
If I was going to carry a winter tent, I'd get the tiniest single wall mountaineering tent I could find, like a Bibler or BD. It wouldn't be as comfortable as mine, but about half the weight and just as bombproof. Don't forget though, some of the BD tents are only water resistant, not waterproof. I saw a review of a First Light on another site and the owner said it leaked constantly in hard rain with water soaking the walls and leaking as soon as you or your gear touched them.
Edited by TomD (08/18/10 04:43 PM)
Don't get me started, you know how I get.