Im starting on 3rd july. 1st time doing any pack packing and thought this would be a good walk to start! Only thing is Im carrying everything, tent etc and it aint light and i aint put it up before, slept in it, or used any of my brand new kit! I think I will learn alot along the way, like how to use a compass and map gps and stove!
In case youre wondering I will be the one asking which way to go and how to work certain things ! Still should be a laugh.
Surely, before you start, you will be able to try everything out. Put the tent up, try your equipment etc etc.
Assuming that this is a genuine post (we do get some doubtful ones), why on earth are you starting with a heavy tent? Look through the earlier threads for advice on cutting down weight.
You should enjoy the walk .... if your equipment is unsuitable this will severely limit the ability to do so.