A multi-functional, lightweight and compact keylock locker, the Black Diamond HotForge Screwgate carabiner features a hot-forge construction—allowing us to remove weight where it’s not needed and add material where durability is key—and a low-profile, non-snagging nose that’s easy to clip and clean. Ideal for use at belays, top roping or whenever you find yourself in need of a trusty locker, the HotForge accommodates a clove hitch and is built for everyday climbing missions that demand reliability and durability.
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 […]