/ I've never had hot aches?
Do you climb with leashes and what gloves / mitts do you use?
Which can mean your not pushing hard enough to get your arse a twitching and get gripped with fear! ;o)
Definately seems to be a pattern between leashes and hot aches
Have you never had an impromptu snowball fight sans gloves as a kid.
Not yet. Numb,yes: painful, no.
lets hope so ;-)
I've had it once and it bloody kills, but generally ok. Got a mate who gets em all the time in the same conditions and with better gloves etc.
Never had them, either with or without wrist loops.
Only once had them with real intensity. But then again only once had to spend an hour belaying in a wet dripping cave before stepping straight onto steep ice!
You've never lived.
You really should try harder.
They're the business.
They really make you feel alive.
I seem to be getting them worse as I get older. I am a bugger for letting my hands get cold, then I notice, change/upgrade glove thickness, and hey presto, agony.
This year I am going to try soooo hard to pre-empt 'em.
If you do get them eat something asap - that's what helps me and the best thing I found is crystallised dry ginger......
Count yourself lucky then!
You haven't lived
This has been a dirty secret of mine for a while too. Now I can come out of the closet and say that I too have never had hot aches!
I have lost feeling in my hands through cold and experienced a tingling when they warm up again but never accompanied by anything more than mild discomfort. Glad I've got that off my chest :)
Just an old trick to help you: try hitting yourself on the nose with a bit of 2 by 4 - smartly but not too hard all the same.
Now, did that hurt?
If not you have a nervous system malfunction which has good points and bad ones.
If it does hurt then you are normal except you have particularly good blood circulation - a real blessing, why worry?
I don't get hot aches either- even after belaying one partner for 4 hours! Must have good circulation- or else it's the insulation/ pies?
Love that hot aches video- it's a total classic.
> This has been a dirty secret of mine for a while too. Now I can come out of the closet and say that I too have never had hot aches!
> I have lost feeling in my hands through cold and experienced a tingling when they warm up again but never accompanied by anything more than mild discomfort.
However I do get very cold very quickly if I'm not moving much, but that's more like dropping off to sleep as core temperature plummets, which I'm not convinced is better than hot aches... it doesn't even have to be that cold outside.
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