I’m going climbing in Scotland later this month. There’s not much you can do to prepare for Scottish winter if you live in Cambridge, but I did dig out and give my mountaineering boots some much-needed attention.
A half-serious search for “how to repair ends of shoelaces” brought me to the wonderful Ian’s Shoelace Site. I will now be the envy of my companions because my boots will be laced thusly. Great website!
I look forward to avoiding crampon catching and the tieability gains from an 11% end length increase.