Mike is an Aspen based ski mountaineer who travels for skiing worldwide, including several attempts to ski Mount Everest.
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Editor’s note: Mike Marlot owns 8Kpeak. Normally we don’t encourage our advertising partners and others on the business side to write about their products. Yet we do make exceptions. With so many people battling cold feet, we figured getting Mike’s take published ASAP is appropriate reader service. Note we’ve not yet tested these foot warmers ourselves, but we’ve heard good feedback so we’re comfortable with this mostly positive take.
At 28,000 feet, climbing in unusually cold weather and without supplemental oxygen, I came to my limit. My feet became totally numb, and I had to turn around. I did not freeze my toes, but they were numb for the better part of a year and unfortunately have never totally recovered.