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Embracing the Cold – Pat Cooke

Yes, to be an Ice Climber, you must be one with the Cold!

Truth be told, even I don’t like being cold. You’d think that, as an ice climber, I’d love the cold. And I do, to a point, but there’s very little more miserable than standing below an ice climb belaying your partner while you’re anchored in one place, completely exposed to snow and wind. You can wear all the clothes you own, but you’ll never feel warm. The only way to warm up is to move, and you can’t. You’re going to suffer… you just have to embrace the cold. – Pat Cooke

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