Sleet, freezing rain, snow? Keep it comin’. This Mountaineering sock simply doesn’t back down. Extra heavy terry loop construction protects the entire foot for maximum warmth. No slipping, no bunching, no blisters. Fine gauge Merino Wool makes this a fast drying, breathable sock that stays warm in the winter and amazingly cool in the summer. And since Merino Wool is naturally antimicrobial this sock repels bacteria and odor – a great feature when you need to get any extra day (or two) out of your socks.
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 […]