The Recipe for Rock Climbing Cereal Bars

Guest Blogger: Valerie Van den Hende

A cereal bar fit for rock climbers.
A cereal bar fit for rock climbers.

There’s no denying it: when I’m on a mountain, I want my calories.  On a recent climb, having run out of both food and water, the path down the mountain was occupied with intense fantasies about ice-cream, salty crisps and about as much icy water as my stomach could handle.  It’s common sense that when you’re exercising, unless you’re trying to shed the pounds, you need to increase your calorie intake.  When it’s exercise over a long period of time such as a day on the hill in winter, obviously you need to carry this food with you to avoid crashing from low blood sugar.  But however much some of us would like it, a tub of Ben & Jerry’s just isn’t practical…  So the question is, what works best? Read more