Perfectly designed for damp, cold regions like the Cascades and Patagonia, the Arc’teryx Acrux AR is the ideal companion for climbing trips where a removable liner is a must but the warmth of 6000 meter or 8000 meter boot would be overkill.
The Acrux melds the warmth & modularity of a low-altitude double boot, the waterproof protection of a super-gaitered boot, and the low-volume profile of a single boot to present the ideal tool for objectives at or below 5000 meters.
An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]
The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]
In this series, we break down what to expect at the start of our expeditions. Where will you stay? Are there any tips or tricks to make the trip begin more smoothly? Though a Denali expedition can last 20+ days, the first two days can set the tone for the rest of the journey. While […]