DeTour wrote:Dancesatmoonrise wrote: Still, logically, can't think of too much other than cracking, whoomfing, snow noises and axe and crampon sounds interacting with the snow that would be necessary to hear.
... but isn't that a big part of the appeal? I haven't climbed in winter, but as a Michigan Yooper, I know solitude in winter. The beauty isn't limited to visual. The air, the crunch of your steps, the bite of the cold ... no other living creature in the entire world you can see, but you're not alone. And you're certainly not lonely.
Come to think of it, most of the time all you hear is this hideous wind. Listen to any high altitude video.
Threw the gog's into the pack. Now I have to find a buff.