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.
How exactly can you shop for a down jacket…and be confident it’s going to be warm enough? Here, we break down one aspect of down jacket selection. Alternatively, check out the insulation we offer for men and women, and email us with your questions. How much down is in this jacket? The key question to […]
Easily the most common question we are asked is, “What kind of boots will I wear on my Rainier climb?” Here, we break down how we decide. Two Boot Types We use two main types of boots in Washington’s Cascades Range, which includes Mount Rainier and Mount Baker among other peaks: double boots and single […]
Alpine Ascents climbs Mount Rainier from May through September. We are often asked which dates to choose, so here we break down the merits of each month. Mount Rainier’s Climbing Season(s) Mount Rainier can be climbed year-round. For climbers willing to adventure, even the more challenging shoulder seasons can provide interesting climbing or skiing. A […]