RMI and Whittaker Mountaineering Gear Guides Rainier Five Day Kautz Glacier Climb - Page 21

Lower Body Layering We recommend a system of 4 layers, all of which can be used in conjunction with each other. Products which combine several layers into one garment, such as traditional ski pants, don’t work well as they don’t offer the versatility of a layering system.\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\n\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\nLower Body Layering Consists of\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\n1 - Underwear\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\n2 - Baselayer\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\n3 - Climbing Pants\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\n4 - Hard Shell Pants \\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\nUnderwear (Layer 1) Non-cotton briefs or boxers. Women should have one non-cotton sports bra.\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\n\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\nBaselayer (Layer 2) A lightweight pair of baselayer bottoms provides added insulation for cold climbs when worn in conjuction with the climbing pants. Lighter is often better, as it is easy to overheat, and difficult to remove baselayer bottoms mid-climb.\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\n