Arc’teryx Acrux AR Boot Review
Dec08

Arc’teryx Acrux AR Boot Review

Bottom Line: Among the line up of mountaineering boots on the market the Arc’teryx Acrux AR Mountaineering boot is a solid contender and in many respects comes out on top as first choice. Acrux AR Boot Observations: The first thing you will notice is the sleek, low profile design. All black with a flash of red on the toe and zipper pull tab, the boots are classic Arc’teryx with clean lines, no fuss and attention paid to the smallest...

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Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Shoe Review
Oct07

Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Shoe Review

Bottom Line: The Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine is an all mountain trail shoe designed for higher altitude alpine topography. Made for longer days in the mountains with varied conditions requiring durability, stability, traction and foot protection, this is a superb technical alpine running shoe. Salomon S-LAB XA Alpine Observations: Personally I am a huge fan of the S-LAB line of shoes that Salomon makes and the XA Alpine running shoe is...

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My Experience at the SheJumps Alpine Finishing School
Sep05

My Experience at the SheJumps Alpine Finishing School

The long, cold, beautiful winter of 2016/17 was coming to a close. It was early April and I was in the process of putting my skis away for the season, when I got the invitation to join a group of ladies at the all women’s SheJumps Alpine Finishing School sponsored by Arc’teryx. This would entail one full week at the fly-in Selkirk Lodge, fully catered meals and the privilege of learning advanced alpine skills from some of the...

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Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Review
May23

Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Review

Bottom Line: The Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set is a versatile hydration vest that can be used for multiple outdoor activities. Whether you are heading out for a long mountain run, fast and light alpine climb or a day of mountain biking you will be able to carry all of your necessary gear in this 15L version and be comfortable all day. Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set Observations: I had the opportunity to test out the Salomon Skin Pro 15 Set...

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Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody Review
Sep05

Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody Review

Bottom Line: The Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody is the perfect lightweight shell to take on a summer mutli-pitch climb when you think it might get a little windy on the wall and it also makes an excellent Alpine running jacket for the cool days or as a windshell on the descent. First Impressions and Observations: I was looking for a jacket that was versatile to use in a lot of different scenarios, but still light enough that I could...

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