Best Outfit for a Winter Mountain Climbing Trip


If you are a budding mountain climber, some of the most highly recommended places that you should definitely visit are Mount Mckinley, Mount Elbert, and Grays Peak. While some people prefer to climb these slopes during summer, others prefer to give themselves a little bit of a challenge and climb it during the winter. 


Hiking on a mountain during the cold season can be tough. The air can be extremely chilly and the ground will be slippery. However, this activity can also be fun and exciting. If you want to try it out, the first thing that you need to know is choosing the right apparel. If you want to survive the biting cold in the mountains, you bundle yourself up in layers upon layers of clothing. In addition, you also need to consider the proper outdoor footwear and hiking jacket. To further help you out, here’s a short post that will useful tip on how to gear up for a cold mountain climbing trip. 


  1. The Base Layer – this is the layer that is composed of your underwear, or the clothes that are closest to your skin. In choosing underwear, always pick the ones that are made from wool or synthetic fabrics. Cotton apparel should be avoided at any cost because they absorb moisture rather than wick it away. The non-cotton fabrics are also quicker to dry. If you are camping in a snow-filled environment, you need at least 2 base layers. One is made from lightweight fabric, while the second is made from heavier and thicker material. 


  1. Middle Layer –These are clothes that meant for insulating and retaining heat in your body. Wear microfleece shirts, pants, and goose down jacket.


  1. Outer Layer – If the middle layer is for retaining heat, this one is protecting your body against water and wind. When hiking in the cold, your goal is to stay warm and dry throughout the trip. Otherwise, you may experience complications like hypothermia.  Laminates or polyurethane-coated apparel are the most ideal things to use as outer layer. You should also get clothes with core and underarm vents that can remove excess moisture.


  1. Footwear – You can survive the trip by wearing common hiking boots. But if you are travelling in a place that has thicker snow, you should get winter boots that can repel water and cold. 


  1. Vital Accessories:


Hats – You can feel warmer if you keep your head protected from snow, wind, and water.

Gloves – prevents your hands from having frostbites. Gloves can also help you grasp wet branches and snow.

Gaiters – removes excess water from your shoes.


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LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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