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.
Blister Prevention words: Mike Hawkins Take a few seconds to think of the toughest person you know, or the toughest person you can imagine from your favorite action movie… Got it? This person should probably be covered in mud or have some cuts on their arms and legs, but they don’t care because […]
Words: Val Peckarsky Photo Credit: Cecily Breeding It has been said that if you don’t pack a headlamp on a trip, you are guaranteed to need one. Small and easily overlooked, headlamps are extremely useful in the backcountry for pre-dawn alpine starts, late-night cooking sessions, and pretty much any other time a little extra light […]
Is my training working? Whether explicitly spoken or implied, this is the question many climbers ask of themselves, their friends, and perhaps their guides. At Alpine Ascents, we hear this question weekly. While the best answer to this question requires a comprehensive understanding of you and your objective, there are simpler ways to get a […]