Friday, May 30, 2014

Alpine Tip #12 - Liquid Intake

Alpine Tip #12 - Liquid Intake

On the day before the trip consume your food in liquid or semi-liquid form. Avoid low-calories food that takes time to digest such as apples, meat, etc.

In doing so you will avoid keeping unnecessary undigested items in your system, keeping your body weight in check. When your pack is 45lb and you are going 1.5 km vertical, every extra ounce counts!

Your body will get well hydrated too. Protein drinks, milk, yogurt, soups, 豆腐,麦片粥 - all will be good.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Alpine Tip 22 - How to keep feet dry in spring snow

In spring, the boots are quick to get wet from meting snow. There is no such thing as waterproof boots, given enough time, all boots get wet.

To protect boots from snow, wrap them in plastic bag, so the snow will slide off and not melt on the boot surface. Obviously, gaiters are of little use for this.