By the late 1980s, Mount Everest had a problem. Trails in the region, and even the slopes of the revered peak, were experiencing a major side effect of 30 years of climbers coming to the area:...
Last year, after 16 Sherpas died in an avalanche on Everest, many predicted an end to commercial climbing on the mountain. They were wrong. But as climbers converge on Base Camp this April, these...
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Even in low temperatures, the Sumo TI boiled water faster than the competition.
First things first: your pack will be heavier. You’ll be packing more food, fuel, and layers. As for shelter, if you’re not expecting high winds or heavy snowfall, you probably don’t need to upgrade...
With it's water-resistant down interior, the Zissou 0 might just be the ultimate sleeping bag.
Knee-high, cinchable gaiters and semi-rigid soles allow you to tromp around camp and in powdery woods without a worry.