Best Gear Deals for Climbers (Backcountry)

While I'm not super excited about how commercialized our holidays have become I do get stoked on seeing big discounts on gear that I own and love. I subscribe to quite a few gear companies emails and I'm combing them all for the best upcoming sales on specific items I have either reviewed or would … Continue reading Best Gear Deals for Climbers (Backcountry)

20 Holiday Gifts for the Mountain Lover

Chances are if you are reading this you have a climber, skier, hiker, mountain biker, or trail runner in your life. You've probably already started to see "holiday guides" come from various retailers and bloggers. Here I present my personal hand selected gift ideas for the adventurous mountain traveler in your life. Some are locally … Continue reading 20 Holiday Gifts for the Mountain Lover

Cascades Climbing Trip Gear List

Those who know me know I can be a little obsessive about gear. I enjoy making detailed gear lists for trips sometimes weighing everything down to the ounce. I shared my first gear list for ski touring in Iceland this past April and most recently in a trip report for climbing Mount Shuksan in the … Continue reading Cascades Climbing Trip Gear List

Give’r Four Season Gloves Review

How much thought should one put into their choice of gloves for mountain adventures? If you are a hiker, climber, or skier, you probably spend a fair amount of time thinking about your glove choice. After all, our clothing is really "gear" that needs to perform well by keeping us warm and dry in a variety of … Continue reading Give’r Four Season Gloves Review

Petzl Cordex Belay Gloves Review

In 20 years of climbing I have only recently started carrying belay gloves with me on a regular basis. When I first started climbing it seemed like an unnecessary extra item. My hands could handle a little rope burn from time to time right? After joining the local Mountain Rescue Service I started carrying them … Continue reading Petzl Cordex Belay Gloves Review

Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves Review

High Performance Sticky Technical Perfection! A couple months ago I mentioned I would be reviewing these after I reviewed Kincos gloves as an affordable alternative to high end climbing gloves. While Kincos are great for general mountaineering and back-country skiing  sometimes the cost of fancy specified gloves are worth it. The Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves are a … Continue reading Outdoor Research Alibi II Gloves Review

KINCOS Gloves Review

KINCOS are an amazingly affordable alternative to the high end gloves at your local specialty shop. Every few years I would wince at having to purchase another pair of high end technical climbing gloves to replace the beloved pair I had blown out after countless days of mountaineering, skiing, and ice climbing. Nothing destroys quality … Continue reading KINCOS Gloves Review