The Expedition Hanesbrands team delivers another Step to the Summit today, and as usual, it provides a great lesson mixed into an entertaining message. In this case, team leader Jamie Clarke tells us about how simple, and elegant, solutions can often lead to great benefits, and in his example he talks about how his team overcame the always precarious issue of exploding bags of potato chips at altitude.
The video opens with Jamie talking about how many calories a climber consumes while on the mountain, often in excess of 10,000 per day. He points out that it is often quite difficult to eat that much food, so the teams look for tasty, but not always nutritious, snacks. Potato chips are always a favorite, but when carrying them in those nice, tidy little bags, they tend to blow up. The simple solution? Chips in a can! Of course, Jamie is far more eloquent talking about the subject, so you’ll have to watch the video to get the full story, but as a side note, this explains why Pringles were so popular on the trek to EBC!