So after my experiments with different energy bars none seemed to tick all the boxes, they were either too sweet or stodgy.
Only a couple of days before going away, I was getting in the mood for the Alps I was reading Ueli Steck’s kit list. On it was PowerBar Energize bars. So I found some at a local cycle store and picked up two flavours Banana & Mango Passion Fruit.
The first high trip we took I cracked open the Mango Passion Fruit flavour bar. It was really nice, not too sweet but filling. It was chewy but with a little bit of crisp.
For every high trip I had 1 or 2 a day, they were perfect, small in size by also packed in 845Kj 200kcal.
So on my return I ordered a whole box and plan to use them for all my trips away.
The banana flavour was also nice, but i preferred the Mango Passion Fruit.
Alec, Dan and myself headed up to north Wales for the weekend. It was nice to get away in to the mountains. It was nice to be back, shame the normal campsite was closed so had to head in to Ogwen valley. Weather was windy but got a good nights sleep.
Saturday we headed over to Pen yr Ole Wen and headed up to Pinnacle Ridge, a short V Diff and then moved in to a grade 2 scramble. We then carried on up to Pen yr Ole Wen summit.
The weather started closing in so headed down via Cwm Llola.
Sunday was very wet and windy and there was no motivation to get wet so headed over to Beacon climbing wall. It was nice to climb at a different wall.
Dan ready to lead with min gear
My ten things for 2016 are:
- Reconnect with old friend that I have not see in over a year.
- Learn how to ski.
- Get another qualification.
- Lead more E1’s
- Stay in a bothy
- Take more photos
- Visit family more
- Visit 2 new countries
- Be more stylish
- Run 3 times a week