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The cold world of alpine climbing.

The cold world of alpine climbing.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Another view on alpine clothing?



"Getting the right alpine winter clothing system is a nightmare of trial, effort ... and money, because you go through just about every kind of environment. First you have a walk or ski in, often conducted in sunshine, which makes things incredibly hot. Then you gear up at the base in the shade feeling a little cold and clammy, and follow this with some simul climbing up a big snow couloir to reach the base of the difficulties, where you'll start either getting cold on a belay or want to shed as much clothing as possible to increase your mobility when leading the pitch."

More here:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=3533

and here:

http://www.alpineexposures.com/blogs/chamonix-conditions/3369432-alaska-2011-photos-west-buttress-denali-and-the-cassin-ridge

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