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Gear Lexicon – Updated for 2017!

We are proud to present our newly updated Gear Lexicon– an online, item-by-item description of the gear needed for mountaineering. Please feel free to share this resource- we hope you will find it instructive and useful! -The Alpine Ascents Gear Staff

Top-10 Gear Misconceptions

Misconceptions about climbing gear can leave you wandering in the woods. In this article, we’ll look at the top-10 most common gear-related misconceptions for those newer to mountaineering, and offer some quick comments in answer. “My hardshells need to fit over all of my layers, including insulation.” Once it’s cold enough to need a down […]

Gloves, gloves, gloves!

The mountains pose a unique challenge to the human body- and this is often felt first in the fingers and toes! In this article, we will look at handwear- and I’ll share with you a little bit about my personal glove quiver. I am always buying gloves. Since I began playing in the mountains, rarely […]

Goggles for the Mountains

An Introduction In changing mountain conditions, goggles are a critical piece of kit. They provide protection for your eyes and, in more extreme climates, protection for about 1/3 of your face! So- how does one go about selecting the right goggles for the right end-use? Selecting Goggles First, find a goggle frame that fits your […]

How to Fit Crampons

Crampon anatomy 101 Fitting crampons correctly can be a challenge for new climbers. The good news is that a few simple steps make the process of fitting crampons to your boots easy- and most importantly – effective. Step 1: Length Adjustment The first step towards getting a secure attachment between your boots and crampons is […]

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  • Gear Lexicon – Updated for 2017!

    We are proud to present our newly updated Gear Lexicon– an online, item-by-item description of the gear needed for mountaineering. Please feel free to share this resource- we hope you will find it instructive and useful! -The Alpine Ascents Gear Staff

  • Top-10 Gear Misconceptions

    Misconceptions about climbing gear can leave you wandering in the woods. In this article, we’ll look at the top-10 most common gear-related misconceptions for those newer to mountaineering, and offer some quick comments in answer. “My hardshells need to fit over all of my layers, including insulation.” Once it’s cold enough to need a down […]

  • Gloves, gloves, gloves!

    The mountains pose a unique challenge to the human body- and this is often felt first in the fingers and toes! In this article, we will look at handwear- and I’ll share with you a little bit about my personal glove quiver. I am always buying gloves. Since I began playing in the mountains, rarely […]

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