coldest time of year approaching which is exciting to many. heading out for 2 weeks straight of exciting stuff training for soloing and getting onto some alpine walls up high. nothing quite like the feeling of getting it all bagged and stacked and ready for a 04:30 start.

ice climbing japan homemade energy bars

commercial stuff just doesnt cut it for trips longer than a few days. when a bar only has +/-250Kcals it means carrying too much. home made, its easy to shoehorn 400kcals into the same mass, which means carrying 1/3 less day food.

ice climbing japan expedition packing

250m of rope, olympus mons, 20kg of rack, a tent and 2 tarps: some of the ingredients for a great 2 weeks ahead