Climbing (or not climbing) in -20*C temps in Canmore

Climbing (or not climbing) in -20*C temps in Canmore

I’m still warming up from a month and a half spent in Canmore this winter.  With a work situation that was a bit flexible, I was there for some of January and most of February. The back to back climbing days really zapped some of my energy, but I think it was the cold at the end of the trip that really wore me down the most.  This blog post is about layering for very cold temperatures in Canmore, and some of my future rules of thumb for *cold* ice climbing days. Rule 1: Unless you have no other option,...