Will Gadd is still pushing local and international ice and mixed climbing at 50 years old. And one of the many things he’s learned over the years is that you change out of sweaty base layers after the approach.

In this short clip, Gadd strips down at the base of an ice climb. It’s -25°C and the wind is blowing at 50 km/h, but that doesn’t stop Gadd from ensuring he’ll be dry and toasty for the climb.

“Wanna stay warm ice climbing?” Gadd wrote on Instagram. “Take your sweaty shirt off at the base, but try to be more manly and less white about it than me.

“Fun short clip for the new Arc’teryx IS jacket, great day out with EJ Plimley, Barry Blanchard and a great crew!” Click on the clip to watch.

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