223-Hiking in the cold

Show notes

When I think of hiking in Australia and build a mental picture of what that looks like one factor that always comes to mind is the heat.  While a bit of warmth can make a hike enjoyable too much can reduce this enjoyment and even impact on our safety. Having said that it’s not just the heat that we need to think about but rather all the weather extremes including the cold. While cold weather hiking is something we tend to associate with Europe or the USA, it is also something we need to consider in Australia.  In this podcast episode we look at hiking in cold conditions, what we can do to avoid it, and in the event that we do get cold what we should do to keep warm.

Podcast Overview

In this podcast episode we discuss what to consider when choosing socks for hiking:

  • Episode introduction (time index 0:01:28)
    • What’s cold? (time index 0:02:08)
    • Preventing cold (time index 0:07:10)
    • Getting cold (time index 0:18:37)
    • Managing cold (time index 0:22:11)
    • Last words (time index 0:24:42)
  • Bloopers (time index 0:26:18)
  • Close (time index 0:26:34)

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