Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Food for Winter Alpine Hikes/Climbs

Post general questions and discuss issues related to climbing.
 

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 ?

Yes
User Avatar
mrchad9

 
Posts: 4202
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:01 am
Location: San Ramon, California, United States
Thanked: 1214 times in 823 posts

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.
mconnell

 
Posts: 7494
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2001 4:28 pm
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Thanked: 336 times in 200 posts

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.
User Avatar
JimWallace

 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:57 am
Location: Fulton, New York, United States
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Previous

Return to General

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.