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Re: Food for Winter Alpine Hikes/Climbs

Postby mrchad9 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:20 am

ScottyP wrote:
mconnell wrote:Thermos is too heavy to carry any further than my car. I usually carry chocolate and/or peanut M&M's, a couple of granola bars, nuts, and a few Gu packets for long winter days. Add something with calories to water and I'm good to go. I usually avoid taking anything I can't eat while moving, especially if I'm solo, since I don't like taking many breaks. On technical climbs, this also means I can easily eat at the belay.

Hmm, I'm carrying a thermos to the summit of Vinson in two weeks and have always carried on on Denali, Shasta, Aconcagua etc... Too heavy? Really ?

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Re: Food for Winter Alpine Hikes/Climbs

Postby mconnell » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:20 am

I guess "too heavy" depends on the reason for carrying it. I have never felt the need to carry a thermos, but I've never hiked in much colder the -20F. Vinson might convince me to carry one.

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Re: Food for Winter Alpine Hikes/Climbs

Postby JimWallace » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:26 am

I usually bring cubed sharp cheddar cheese along with some wraps made with pbj and honey for the long winter treks. Pop tarts hold out pretty well also.
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