The Mountain Hardwear Exposure 2 GTX Pro Jacket is a superb shell for mountaineering.
Fitted with a Gore-Tex Pro waterproof and breathable membrane, it's equipped with ultimate weather protection and abrasion-resistance to keep you protected from harsh weather in alpine landscapes. Oversized zippered vents allow for extra airflow when pushing hard, and 2 large chest pockets work flawlessly under a harness for carrying snacks or your valuables. A fully adjustable helmet-compatible hood protects your head and face from frigid winds and precipitation so you stay warm and comfortable.
by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]
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. This piece was originally published in 2017, but it’s proved so helpful that we pulled it from the archives and […]
by Maria Faires, RD Strength-to-weight ratio is an important key performance indicator for the mountain climbing athlete. Have you ever tried to hike up a steep trail with a heavy backpack? The more you carry, the harder the effort. Weight matters. A mountaineer’s performance will be enhanced by being as close to their ideal body […]