When climbing in Alpine style most discussion and debate are focused on the bivouac strategy. Common questions are: Do you plan to sleep? Do you plan to lie down or sit on a pack? Wear puffy pants or use a sleeping bag? Should we share a sleeping bag? Tent or no tent? Generally the food and nutrition conversation gets wrapped up in this, because your bivy strategy generally determines how long you plan to be on route for. Liberty Mountain distributes a number of products that have facilitated my success and helped me answer many of these questions climbing around the world. The convenience of being able to get all these products from one source is unparalleled in my opinion. I just got home from a trip in the Central Alaska Range where I completed a first ascent on the East Face of Mount Dickey (5,000’ AI6+M7 April 3-5) with Jackson Marvell. Below I’ll talk through some of the products we used and how they allowed us to keep things light
Beal athlete, Anne Struble, shares some trip beta from her recent travels to Leonidio, Greece.
When I describe my trip to Leonidio, I always say the climbing was quite good, maybe not my favorite in Europe, but still loads of fun. The Leonidio lifestyle though? I loved it. From the start, Leonidio was rejuvenating. After 12 hours of air travel and a 4 hour drive, we arrived in Poulithra a little town 3 miles down the coast from Leonidio. When I stepped out of the car, I was greeted by the heavenly smell of jasmine and the delightful feeling of warm air on my skin, despite it already being well past sunset. The next morning, we awoke to a beautiful sunrise over the mediterranean. Needless to say, I was psyched. Things only improved when we went climbing.
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