Climbing  Icy encounters above Bush Stream

Camping in the mountains in mid winter is cold. I have a down Macpac bag that’s meant to be cosy at minus seven. It wasn’t.

Mind you, I only had a half length therma rest and the ground cold seeped up through the tent floor and my bag into my lower legs and feet all night, even with two pairs of thick socks on. And in winter the nights are long.

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