|Is it as exciting as Alfalfa hair?|
First I have for you, this attractive base layer by Patagonia. It's typically light to medium weight, and the perfect first layer for your next mountain climb. The top includes a zipper to allow for even more body temperature control.
|Looking sexy in the base layer...|
|Look how sexy it all looks - base layer peeking out.|
The next layer is the bread and butter of mountain climbing wear - the soft shell layer. The soft shell layer is a windproof, water-resistant (but not water proof) breathable layer. The soft shell layer is a jacket only, no pants.
|I stylishly put the zippers in a way to show all the layers on top...|
No fashion show is complete without some vogue-type poses with the fancy hood on the soft shell layer.
|Strike a pose!|
That's where the hard shell layer comes in. Hopefully, this layer will just be added weight in my pack and the weather will NEVER require me to pull it out. The hard shell is a water proof, wind proof layer that goes over ALL the previous layers. The jacket has a hood and the pants have zippers down the legs to allow for adjustments over boots and crampons.
|My expression shows how nice and cool it is wearing 4 layers on top and 3 on bottom in Ohio, in June, in a heat wave.|
|Practicing hunkering down in my hood.|
|Embracing my inner ninja|
|See what I put up with?|
I am definitely getting excited about the climb now! Crazy to think that I still have a 107 mile running relay before the climb (The relay is this weekend!).
I'm late on my training report from last week because a Fashion Show seemed like more fun....On a side note though, just after Avery was born and I started training for the mountain...I wouldn't have been able to fit into ANY of the clothes sold for climbing the mountain. Last night, not only did they all fit, but I could add all the layers with ease. So. Awesome.
Have you ever done anything that required so many clothing layers?
Do you own a balaclava? (I know some runners use them in the winter)
Have you ever been to a real fashion show? Would you go to one?