Well I decided that March would be “Buy Nothing Month” and I did pretty good – for the first seven days. Yesterday I decided that my 70mm climbing skins would be no good for the upcoming Haute Route trip and that I just had to upgrade to 110mm. That’s over 50 sq inches of added surface area, man I can’t pass that up. No more skidding and slipping downslope for me. Sliding down the uptrack is like a wide open valve on your energy reserves, and since I’m coming into this trip a bit undertrained I’m going to need all the help I can get.
I’m back on the wagon starting today, I’ll report back on the progress