The Firebee AR Parka offers outstanding warmth and weather protection, but weights in at only 615 grams, providing you with unbeatable warmth and at minimal weight. It is insulated with 850-fill goose down, and has an outer shell of Gore Thermium which is windproof, water resistant, and highly breathable. Please note that if traveling to Aconcagua or Denali, this parka will serve well as an overparka - please call or email to discuss how you will add insulation to make this garment functional on your expedition.
Guide Brooke Warren in prime insulated pant conditions on the summit of Mt. Rainier. Photo by Patrick Chu. Insulated Pants can seem like a burden (will my legs really be that cold??), but they can be a critical piece of clothing in mountaineering, and can make a cold night at camp much more pleasant. Why […]
If you are preparing to embark on a Denali Prep course or a Denali expedition with Alpine Ascents, you are also about to enter into the wonderful world of snowshoe travel. There are several reasons for our unilateral use of snowshoes over skis on these trips. First, the learning curve for snowshoeing is far less […]
By Mike Hawkins There are a wide variety of carabiners available on the market, and each type has its pros and cons. Some carabiners are built for very specific uses, while others are geared toward general use. For both safety and efficiency, it is worthwhile to understand the subtle differences in order to choose the […]