Don’t eat on the plane – fasting to reset

I have done two big climbing trips this year, one to Chamonix and one to Patagonia.  In both instances I thought I would come back from these trips thin and metabolically healthy.  Both times I’ve reached the end of the trip, however, and I’ve felt like my lifestyle health had really plummeted.   The combination of being in a different country with totally different food, and a bunch of “in-a-day” or long, multi-day high-intensity outings, made it really hard while there to stick to a consistent sleep schedule and low-carb diet.  I often reached the end of the stay and felt...
Christmas Exocet Attempt

Christmas Exocet Attempt

After a week and a half in Chalten, we finally got out for our first set of climbing days in Patagonia.  Somehow luck would have it that we found ourselves on one of the better known ice climbs in the world on Christmas.  It was our first real taste of Patagonia weather, and a really wild mountain experience with many highs and lows.  I’ll try to describe it here, with enough gory details for those who will relive it via this post, and enough beta for those who want a similar adventure.  For either type of reader, note that its hard to...