If you look at the top ten most read articles on the Cold Thistle blog they are:
•Petzl Nomic and Ergo.."danger danger will robinson" (gear update)
•Scarpa Phantom Guide vs the La Sportiva Batura (gear review)
•Be attentive when placing ice screws! (climbing technique)
•The Outdoor Retailer Show SLC 2011 (gear news)
•The Scarpa Phantom 6000 review (gear review)
•The Climbing Sweater? (gear review)
•My climbing pack? (gear review)
•Ice climbing skills and techniques (climbing technique)
•Petzl Nomic Review..Old vs New (gear review)
•Design triumphs..the Norrøna Lyngen Down Belay jacket (gear review)
Gear reviews get the most over all traffic. And I have more of those planned. But many of the new ones will be on clothing not on hard goods. The exception this spring will be BC skis, boots and bindings as I wade my way through to come up with gear that will work better for me next year. We might be lucky enough to have Crystal Mtn stay open till late June or early July this year. So I plan on skiing in the BC and on lifts until the majority of snow is gone.
I have a litany of reviews I am still working on from this winter season (another look at two previous boots, more crampons, something on ropes, a bit on rock gear, a test on stoves, but mainly more clothing) but what I really want to know is what would you like to see for content.
The Blog started as me just spewing about what ever interested me at the moment. As the seasons change so do my interests. Long easy alpine traverses, spring skiing, triathlons, rock and of course some alpine climbing is generally the mix. My interests. But I'm curious as to what yours are?
Chamonix By Irene Munguia
2 weeks ago