Category Archive: Ski Mountaineering

The North Face Supernatural Down Jacket Review

The North Face Supernatural down jacket is a phenomenal demonstration of modern jacket technology.  It is wrapped in super lightweight shell of Pertex Quantum 15D nylon ripstop and filled with a 950 fill power water resistant down.  You end up with an incredibly lightweight jacket that is one of the warmest I’ve ever used.  Weighing a miniscule  12.95 oz. (I […]

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Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket Review

The Helium II jacket by Outdoor Research is one of the most vestal jackets I’ve ever used and possibly the most used jacket in my closet.  It is a waterproof shell that weighs just 5.8 oz. (what I have weighed my size medium at). This fact is what makes it so vestal.  When I go […]

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Bergans of Norway Helium 55L Backpack Review

A phenomenal backpack – just the right size and weight for a weight conscious mountaineer. As soon as you start figuring out how to pack your gear into this backpack for the first time you realize how much thought went into its construction.  While it was created to be a ski mountaineering backpack I have […]

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Backcountry Skiing Overnight Packing List

The always up to date guide to what’s in my pack! Geared for a multi day trip into the backcountry. Last Updated: 9/09/2015

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Backcountry Skiing Day Tour Packing List

The always up to date guide to what’s in my pack! Geared for a day trip into the backcountry to shred some pow! Last Updated: 9/09/2015

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Emergency/Medical/Personal Supplies Packing List

The always up to date guide to what’s in my pack! I pretty much bring this kit with me on any trip no matter what activity I’m doing. Last Updated: 9/09/2015

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Mountain Hardware Direkt 2 Tent

Mountain Hardware Direkt 2 Tent Review

An overall great tent with some small annoyances that are easily overlooked. When I look for a tent there are three main questions that I ask: Will it keep me dry no matter what? How heavy is it? Is it freestanding? This tent has great answers to all 3 of these questions making it my […]

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Crevasse Rescue Packing List

The always up to date guide to what’s in my pack!

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