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Nov 13 2016

Scarpa Maestrale RS 2.0 Review – Summit Daily News

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I have a lot of issues with my feet. I use Active Foot Orthotics thank you Dr. Chanin so the review isn’t for a stock version of the boots. With my metatarsalgia and neuroma I don’t have a choice. The Active Foot liners make the pain disappear. That being said the rest of the boot is […]

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Nov 13 2016

Rab Muztag E-Vent Jacket Review Summit Daily News

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Another recent review. This is my go to jacket for backpacking. The weight is low and the E-Vent fabric keeps me dry and warm on all the windy days. Here’s a snippet of the review: At the end of this past winter season I got my hands on the Rab Muztag jacket, and from spring […]

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Nov 13 2016

BCA Link Radio Review for Summit Daily

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Stumbled across this article this morning. Somehow it slid though the cracks and I didn’t share it. One thing I’d like to add to this article is the recent research that was published at ISSW this year. ISSW2016 WHITE PAPER: UTILIZING COMMON RADIO CHANNELS IN HIGH-USE AVALANCHE TERRAIN BCA was a sponsor of the study. […]

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Aug 21 2016

Summit Daily News – High Gear: ‘A quiver of one’ with the Big Agnes String Ridge 2 tent – 9/18/2016

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Another fun gear review for the Summit Daily News. This tent is a quiver of one. I’ve been using the Big Agnes String Ridge 2 tent now for three years and it has stood up to the test. I believe the Steamboat Springs manufacturer categorizes it as a three-and-a-half season tent — the Shield 2 […]

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Aug 18 2016

High Gear: Lowe Alpine Diran 65 mountaineering pack review

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The first of many gear reviews for Summit Daily News Here’s the link to the full review

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Jul 29 2016

Salewa Alp Flow Mid GTX Boot Review

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Salewa GTX Mid Hiking Boot Review For the bulk of the spring and summer I have lived in these shoes. I love them and they love me back. I decided on this shoe based on a couple of factors. They struck a nice balance between a low-top approach shoe with sticky rubber and a high-top […]

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Apr 30 2015

GoalZero Guide 10 Plus Solar Charging Kit Review

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I recently took a long walk through the Front Range and used this great product along the way. When you’re planning a long trip and want to capture the places you go, electricity is a need you must factor into your gear needs. I first found out about Goal Zero and their solar products at […]

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Aug 23 2014

Big Agnes Shovelhead Hooded Down Jacket

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From mid-March onward I used this jacket a ton. I took it to Iceland and I lived in it while getting lines done for my next book. I love this jacket and want to share with you the reasons why. First off, I’ll start with what a jacket like this is all about, warmth. There […]

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Aug 13 2014

2014-15 Backcountry Access Stash 40 Pack

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2014-15 Backcountry Access Stash 40 Pack This spring I spent most of my time in the hills with the BCA Stash 40. I carry around a lot of gear when I ski lines for writing. This spring was all about just that. I use a Nikon D-7000 for shooting lines and usually have a selection […]

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