The signs are all there. Flakes are accumulating in the Cascades, the sun sets on Seattle at 4:18 PM, and egg nog lattes have made their inglorious return to Starbucks. Winter is coming! To kick off this most excellent of seasons, our first 8-Day Denali Prep Course is slated to snowshoe off into the very early sunset of Rainier next weekend.
When preparing for a mountaineering course, food can seem like an afterthought – a hastily grabbed pile of freeze-dried meals from your local REI. Don’t thread down this primrose path of salty convenience. With just a little bit of planning, you can curate a tasty menu from offerings at your local grocery store that’s twice as delicious and half as expensive as a bunch of bags of Mountain House. Plus, real food is going to be way easier on your stomach. Trust us.
If you’re on a Denali Prep course this winter or just want some backcountry culinary inspiration, check out the latest video to come out of Alpine Ascents Studios which breaks down how to feed yourself for eight days on the mountain.