Facing Winter's Fury: 4 essentials for protecting your head and face

Frigid temperatures and serious winds blast the Northeast’s highest peaks in winter. Frostbite can happen quickly on any exposed skin. For a winter summit attempt, you must be able to protect every square inch of your face, neck, and head. To accomplish this, you need four essential components: a liner balaclava, hat, face mask, and goggles…
This column originally appeared in the January/February edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here and watch the related video:

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

(Photograph by Ryan Smith)