In search for ideal ice climbing gloveMonday, May 10th, 2010 with Comments Off

One of the most difficult issues in terms of ice climbing related gear is the selection of right gloves. Over the years I have tried dozens of different gloves in all sorts of climbing conditions. I have climbed with my friends in temperatures ranging from +5 to -30 degrees in Celsius. We have climbed in […]

Climbing in extreme cold conditionsTuesday, January 6th, 2009 with Comments Off

Saturday was modest, just about -25, but on Sunday it got colder. The lowest figure we had was -29.5 (measured on our car’s thermometer few kilometers away from the spot), it were most likely even colder down on the bottom of Korouoma canyon. As many of you may know cold makes climbing difficult.