Chris on October 7th, 2009

Keeping warm feet when on glacial ice or even snow can be a problem.  Even boots that have a thick outsole will still eventually conduct heat into the ice.  This problem is further compounded when wearing crampons.  The steel really sucks the heat out of your feet. I usually choose to wear light and fast […]

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Chris on September 12th, 2009

I’m always surprised when I see people using alkaline batteries in their devices in very cold weather.  These batteries need to be kept warm constantly to avoid draining them. Lithium batteries don’t seem to suffer the same problems as alkaline.  They are lighter too.  This is especially handy when you have a variety of devices […]

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Chris on August 29th, 2009

I actually enjoy spending time in extreme cold weather.  A lot of people think that makes me strange or crazy, and that is good.  It leaves a lot of places relatively unexplored for me to explore.  But, for others that enjoy the cold places around the world, I want to share some hints and tips […]

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