How to keep warm during the winter?

EDITORIAL

Tuesday, 30 November

The best conditions are normally said to be around zero degrees and sunny or a couple of degrees warmer with no sun. On the other hand, cold fingers will not make you climb anything. The best tips on how to keep warm taking advantage of the prime conditions are actually to wear Vertic sleeves or something similar to keep your forearms warm. The blood from your heart is 37 degrees warm and the best way to keep this temperature until it reaches the non-protected fingers is by having an extra layer all the way to the wrist.

Here are more tips on how to keep warm, other than wearing a lot of clothing and being active while resting, especially doing the windmill.

1. Warm-up at home
2. Put your shoes inside your clothing
3. Use a bigger pair of shoes so you can wear socks
4. An electric or chemical heater that can be put in your chalk bag

Here is another tip we got from Bene Seibt in the forum. "Even better to put a flask with hot tea (or anything different hot fluid) together with shoes, kneepads and chalkbags in one of the bags and wrap all unused clothes around it. Keeps the climbing stuff super warm and also your jacket and so will be super cozy :-) Next one is to use a termopot for warm food for hot stones (not too big ones please) instead. Just put one or two of them in the chalkbag just before an attempt. Stones are more ecological than some chemical or electrical stuff ;-)"

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