By Brendan Leonard
A how-to booklet for climbers with info on scrambling abilities, apparatus, alpine dangers, and acclimation, released less than the imprimatur of ""Backpacker"" magazine.
summary: A how-to e-book for climbers with details on scrambling abilities, equipment, alpine risks, and acclimation, released lower than the imprimatur of ""Backpacker"" magazine.
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Synthetic puffy jackets are a bit heavier and less compressible for their warmth but will retain their insulating properties when wet, so they’re better for wet climates or during long mountaineering trips where things get wet and stay damp for several days at a time. They’re also a good choice for days where you’re doing a lot of strenuous activity in cold temperatures—snow climbs where you need that extra insulation but a down jacket is just too warm. Either way, a puffy jacket is great to have along on a day climb or multiday trip—a warm cocoon to slip on over all your other layers on a windy summit, around camp in the evening, or while stopping for a quick snack on a chilly day.
BACKPACKER® Peak Bagging Brendan Leonard FALCONGUIDES GUILFORD, CONNECTICUT HELENA, MONTANA An imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Falcon, FalconGuides, and Outfit Your Mind are registered trademarks of Rowman & Littlefield. Distributed by NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK Copyright © 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield All photos by the author unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote passages in a review.
I’m not shy about wearing multiple hooded layers at once—or multiple hoods at once. Hats A baseball cap or brimmed hat is a great thing to keep sun off your face and neck—much more important with the sun’s increased intensity at higher altitudes. Remember that it has to stay on in the wind though—if a sudden gust pulls your hat off your head above tree line, there’s a pretty good chance you’re not getting it back. If you’re planning on wearing a brimmed hat, make sure it has a string to keep it secured if the wind picks up.
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