NW Alpine produce clothes for climbing that are light, simple, functional and of the highest quality which are made in the US.
The first-ever base layer made with legendary Spectra® fiber, a fiber which pound for pound, is fifteen times stronger than steel!
The base layer's knitted fabric is 90% polyester, and 10% Spectra®, giving it remarkable tear and abrasion resistance, with a comfortable merino like feel, while offering excellent breathability and all day comfort.
By Trevor Husted As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the importance of mentorship in guiding and where to find it. Look into the origins of the word mentor and you will find links to Greek Mythology, more specifically Homer’s poem “The Odyssey.” In this epic, Odysseus goes off […]
by Liane Lau Arriving to the Alpine Ascents Seattle Office at 0630 for gear check – made me question my life choices. To be an effective mountaineer, you should be a combination of a marathon runner, a weight-lifter, and a climber. I am none of those things. I don’t even particularly like those things. The […]
By Kate Keith-Simms Plants provide invaluable insight not only to the spaces they inhabit, but also to those who live upon the land. Since time immemorial, Native American communities have foraged, hunted, and thrived on the resources the land offers. This is a short pick of a few plants of Washington used by specific Native […]