Wednesday, 26 November 2008

The Last Hurrah?

Low pressure imminent. 9C and rain arriving. Just enough time for a mid-week early morning trail run in the snow. Warm sunny days followed by severe freezing winds left the snow with an icy crust that was slick in the rocky parts of the trail so I put on my £10 Normark Isbrodder that I primarily wore up the hill to give me traction on the pavement which was covered with hard water ice. The six small metal studs per foot, mounted on rubber straps, proved themselves to be a great bargain giving me 4x4-like grip on the ice and rock on the trail. It was a fantastic stolen morning and I'll miss the snow while it's gone. Fingers crossed it'll be back in January.

3 comments:

Nielsen Brown said...

Now that is what I need some Isbroder's.
Then I will need some snow, some ice ...

Holdfast said...

Nielsen - the Isbroders were a revelation. We bought them just to help us get down the steep hill between us and our school on icy mornings but I used them a couple of times on low level trails and they were great. I wouldn't want to rely on them up a mountain though, I have a pair of Kahtoola's in mind for January...

Nielsen Brown said...

The Isbroders look like the petzl charlet spikey plus you can buy in the UK. However, there is no ice in Denmark and therefore it appears no Isbroders.

But I will keep looking