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I was just laughing at LS's Iceface post: https://www.trailspace.com/forums/stickers/topics/197946.html#197972, and I though I'd go ahead and post the topic.
I've heard all the wisdom and advice most of my life about managing sweat when in the back-country in sub-freezing temps.
At this point, I've backpacked nearly 9,000 miles in all sorts of weather, conditions and terrain.
And I'm a super sweaty dude.
In certain scenarios I don't think I can move so slowly as to not sweat.
A couple weeks ago, I headed up the mountain after work with the temp somewhere between 10 and 20 F. I needed to gain about 1500 feet over 3 miles to reach my first possible camp. Knowing the drill, I started out in nothing more than a base layer top and thin running pants on bottom. I walked slower than normal and took breaks. Even so, by the time I arrived at camp, I had a full-on ice helmet from my sweaty hair. (Like normal, I puttered around camp for a while, donned a wool beanie, huddled up in my big down sleeping bag, and woke up with a dry head the next morning.)
Granted, most of what I call backcountry isn't really all that remote. But even so, I've never felt like the risk was extreme. When I am truly remote, I do make more efforts at layer management of course and monitoring exertion levels.
So to all the uber-experienced sub freezing adventurers out there; can you go so slow as to not sweat? In what situation does this become so important that you would just not hike if it meant sweating?