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[at-l] Summit weather stories



A very apt analogy: Cold can be a cruel mistress who screws up your head
and blinds you from knowing you are in trouble.

That was the best description of progression of hypothermia to disaster. It
ought to be posted broadly for anyone anticipating exposure to wind, wet
and cold.

OrangeBug

At 03:56 PM 10/9/2002 -0500, Shane Steinkamp wrote:
>This is precisely why I gave up hiking in cold conditions.  It can be
>profoundly beautiful, but the cold is a cruel mistress and one not to be
>taken lightly.  At least in 100 degree heat, you can sweat in the shade for
>awhile, drink some water, and know that the night will bring you some
>relief.