Hardware Part III – Other Important Gear Backpacks A large backpack with an internal frame is appropriate for an approach,..
Ice Tools and Crampons Almost any climb that will pique the interest of a modern alpinist will require two ice..
Protection Cams On big alpine routes, where weight matters more than anywhere else, one might think that hexes and tricams..
Bivy Tents For basecamp use many styles and sizes of tents are suitable, but while on a route bivy tents..
One Rope When deciding which rope or ropes to bring on a climb, the first decision needs to be whether..
White Gas Stoves By far the biggest boon of white gas is that a white gas stove burns efficiently in..
Editors note: This article is a little dated (it was written in 2007), so you can trust that Colin’s equipment..