Yeah, once again I'd take some advice from professional walking-long-distances-with-heavy-bags people, and suggest you are carrying way too much weight. Your fiancee has it about right. If you are doing really long distance walking, you want to be carrying as little weight as possible. If you can (presumably) replenish food easily, there is no reason to be carrying more than 20kg. But you need to be rigorous about getting weight down, only take what you absolutely need, and then find ways to cut that down (soldiers cut the handles off toothbrushes and take those tiny travel toothpaste tubes).Haha it’s a good laugh mate
My fiancé and I want to travel the whole UK on foot, carrying all our belongings with us. This means cutting down on loads of belongings and unnecessary rubbish, but also exposure to long, tough hikes carrying weight - who knows how much??
I plot a 12km route on OSMaps- we then walk it. We started off at zero weight a year ago. The idea was - we train to walk / building weight first, then, when we have got enough weight, we will work on distance. The idea is we each make our own decision to go up 3kg, or stay put. So far I’m up to 33kg. (Misses is 18 or something). We walk very very slowly - we will work on speed later I guess. Now the pack is digging in and as I go up more and more - it’ll start being an issue.