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Sep 30, 2008, 3:55 PM

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Re: [hafilax] All-day routes: pack weight is horrible
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At the risk of hijacking the thread: people's response vary. Sure, gel's are intended to be taken with water. But unless you are already dehydrated, most people could do an all day climb in moderate temps with a liter of water (or less). Although athletic performance may drop.

From long experience, I have found that I need more food and less water [compared to my partner]. When my blood sugar drops, I start feeling tired (and that's not to even mention the possibility of headachs). For a ten hour climb on a day with temps in the 70's, I will climb better with a half dozen gels and one liter of water than with two liters of water and no food. Your mileage may vary. (I'm not at 1%, but yeah, my body fat is pretty low).

(This post was edited by sspssp on Sep 30, 2008, 3:55 PM)

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