I Went Winter Camping for the First Time

I Went Winter Camping for the First Time

If you are known to be perpetually cold, yet agree to do a night of winter camping in near -30C temperature, are you truly sane?

Our evening began around 5pm when we met at my parents house to gear up. Putting on our winter layers any sooner would have resulted in sweat city, so we waited until it was time to set out. After briefly going over what we had packed and feeling reassured that we had it all, my dad kindly drove us to our destination.

Climbers – I need your stories!

Climbers – I need your stories!

Hi readers! I’m reaching out to you for some information. I would like to hear about a time when you felt incredibly emotional while climbing. I’ve written a post on a particular time when I felt especially vulnerable, but I’d like to hear your stories, whether you’re male or female! 🙂

What’s in my Bag? Climbing Edition!

What’s in my Bag? Climbing Edition!

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This has been trending for some time so I thought I would add my own bag to the mix! For the first couple of years of my climbing career, I didn’t even own a bag. I had my pack for climbing outdoors of course, but it was much too big to bring with my every time I went to the gym, especially when I only carried my chalk and shoes. I would usually leave my shoes at the gym too (it was much easier than bringing them back and forth with every visit). You can do that sort of thing at our gym, it’s nice 🙂

That all changed though, when I won my first day-pack! Oddly enough, it’s actually a children’s pack… which several people have pointed out to me. That explained why the straps were so thin. But I love it anyway! Nonetheless, I finally had a place to store all my things. After awhile, I started carrying more and more. On competition day, my bag is packed to the brim with extra things not shown here (gatorade, snacks, camera, etc). On a normal day though, I really only carry the necessities and, of course, some random things as well:

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Featured:

  • bobby pins
  • old competition score sheet
  • hold brush
  • urec membership card
  • jump rope
  • KT Tape – *injury prone person staple
  • shoes
  • chalk
  • water bottle
  • *Not featured because I am out: finger tape
  • ipod – without wifi access for comp pump ups!

Not featured:

  • like 45 cents in dimes and nickels
  • one earring
  • granola bar wrapper
  • loose chalk EVERYWHERE
  • KT tape wrappers

Do you carry anything different in your pack on a regular basis? 🙂

Climb on xx