Our site works best with JavaScript enabled.

Daring Deeds - real stories, expeditions, road trips and adventure

ICE 2010 - Testing Times

By Paul Errington | 14, Jan, 2010

Paul E gets deep down and snowy

Less than a month to go till I will be lining up with 135 miles of the bitterly cold Arrowhead Trail ahead of me, i have spent hour after hour trawling websites for any little bit of info that will help me make more educated gear choices but facts and figures mean nothing when the temperature drops and you are literally out in the cold.
With this in mind I have been taking any opportunity to test my gear choices… whether this be out on the bike with different sock combos or bagging up different foods and shoving them in the Freezer for the night to see what could be edible after a freeze.
The weather has played ball and delivered perfect training conditions with snow and cold weather but its always good to mix it up a little so with the guys heading out to the Ecrins in France for the ICE 2010 Ice climbing event it was a no brainer when an invite was thrown my way.
Meeting at Alpkit i was presented with my new sleeping system for Arrowhead, Jim gave me a bag he had picked up for me with easy top loading and waiting inside was a closed cell foam mat and a development -30 bag.. toasty:)....... continue reading on Paul’s blog Shoestring racing.

  • Google+

In pictures

  bikepacking endurance racing

No Comments

Share your thoughts about this article.

Related Deeds

Biking in the Blood
Customer Story
In Daring Deeds
Jungle Rumble - Part 2
Sri Lanka mountain bike race
In Daring Deeds
Jungle Rumble - Part 1
mountain bike stage race in Sri Lanka
In Daring Deeds
Trusty Kit
Customer Story
In Daring Deeds
The Art of Not Going Slowly: Part 2
Even more lessons learned on the HT550
In Daring Deeds

News

We’ve Moved! But not that far…
Our UK Factory grows
In News
Big Bank Holiday Bonanza
Bank Holiday Yard Sale
In News
Alpkit Ambleside Opening Event
new store opening event
In News
Bantu Ubuntu Be-Cycling
Sustainability and wellbeing awareness in Africa
In News
Job: Factory Assistant
more jobs in the Alpkit UK factory
In News

Develop

Branching out with the Rando Range
New welded bike luggage
In Develop
Seat pack developments
2 new seat packs
In Develop
Love Mud 650b+ wheels bars stems
Introducing Love Mud Bike Components
In Develop
Sonder Bikes Arriving Soon
Everyone has a story. Whats yours?
In Develop
Dual Airloks arrive with a surprise
A Cuttlefish lurks beneath
In Develop

Spotlight

What a Difference a Day Makes
What can you fit into the Bank Holiday?
In Spotlight
Long Mynd delights
bikepacking around Shropshire
In Spotlight
Which Shell
Choosing your waterproof outershell
In Spotlight
2016 review
looking back on the Alpkit year
In Spotlight

Kudos

Explore Alpkit

adventure
adventure racing
adventure travel
alpine climbing
backpacking
ballooning
big shakeout
big wall climbing
bike packing
bike touring
bikepacking
biking
bivvying
bouldering
bushcraft
camping
canoeing
canyoning
caving
climbing
clothing
coasteering
cooking
cross country skiing
cycle touring
cycletouring
cycling
deep water soloing
dry tooling
duke of edinburgh
endurance
endurance racing
expedition
fat bikes
fat biking
fell running
film making
hiking
hill walking
hillwalking
ice climbing
kayaking
micro adventure
mountain biking
mountaineering
munro round
night running
open water
open water swimming
outdoor photography