Above Ken's Lake, Moab, Utah

ProView – Bergans of Norway Sky Jacket

Patrick began climbing in 2008 while visiting Colorado and he has never looked back. Since then, Patrick has climbed throughout the Rocky Mountains, western United States, and Western Canada. Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Leadership from Colorado State University – Pueblo, and has over 4 years of experience teaching rock climbing in a formal setting as well as commercial guiding. Patrick is an … Continue reading ProView – Bergans of Norway Sky Jacket

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ProView – Edelrid Swift 8.9mm 60m

 Andy Stephen is a climber and guide for the American Alpine Institute. I have had the pleasure of testing the Edelrid Swift 8.9mm 60m climbing rope over the last month. At 8.9mm, it is one of the thinnest single ropes on the market. Edelrid recommends using this rope as either part of a double or half rope system, or as a single line for “sport … Continue reading ProView – Edelrid Swift 8.9mm 60m

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ProView – Backcountry Access Scepter Carbon Poles

Niels Meyer is a guide with Sun Valley Trekking and Mountain Madness. Read his pro profile here.  Get 10% off Backcountry Access + order for friends and family through December 12th.  I was initially skeptical of Backcountry Access’ (BCA’s) new Scepter Carbon Poles. With the backcountry ski industry ramping up we see new designs and changes popping up every year. After my first ski tour with the Scepters … Continue reading ProView – Backcountry Access Scepter Carbon Poles

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ProView – NEMO Equipment Bikepacking Kit

Ben Horan is a freelance writer and sometimes-guide based in Missoula, Montana, and blogs at thegentlemanatlarge.com (instagram: @thegentlemanatlarge). When covering ground is more important than creature comforts around camp, then light is definitely right. Nothing brings this up more than trying to pack for a bikepacking trip, and it’s refreshing to see that NEMO Equipment has stepped up, cut out the fluff, and brought a trail-ready solution for … Continue reading ProView – NEMO Equipment Bikepacking Kit

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Adventure Behavior: A Tool For Parenting & Beyond

Wil Rickards was born in North Wales and steeped in its rich maritime, mountain and river folklore. In response to the request to “get a real job” he became first a teacher then professor of adventure education and emigrated to where the sun shines for 300 days and snow falls for 100 (Colorado). During more than 25 years as an outdoor educator he worked Scottish … Continue reading Adventure Behavior: A Tool For Parenting & Beyond

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ProView – Petzl Sum’Tec Ice Axe

Chris Marshall is an IFMGA/AMGA American Mountain Guide. He is the Lead Ski Guide for Sun Valley Trekking and works as an Alpine Guide for Timberline Mountain Guides and Mountain Madness. When work allows, he is often reminded that he loves rock climbing. As a mountain guide, I spend a significant portion of the year using ice axes. While this item, like many others in … Continue reading ProView – Petzl Sum’Tec Ice Axe

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ProView – Petzl REACTIK + 300 Lumens Headlamp

Serge Giachetti is an Assistant Photographer at National Geographic. I made a resolution eight years ago, deep in the Glacier backcountry, after spending the better part of a night getting stalked by a grizzly bear with only a dim headlamp between my brother and I. Having to track those beady eyes of impending doom behind us, and light the trail ahead of us quickly and permanently, … Continue reading ProView – Petzl REACTIK + 300 Lumens Headlamp

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ProView – Bergans of Norway Moa Pant

The Bergans of Norway Moa Pant is a softshell, full length pant that makes its name as a lightweight and breathable windproof pant for all occasions. The 4-way stretch pant has a zippered thigh pockets that is appropriately situated to keep your phone, chapstick or map easily accessible. Add some UPF 35 rating and you know you’re covered no matter what the weather does. Continue reading ProView – Bergans of Norway Moa Pant

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ProView – Mountainsmith Scream 25

Emily Katz is stoked to be stoked outside! You can find her perma-smiling in the mountains, rivers and canyons of the West where she has over five years of guiding experience. She currently splits her time between Moab, UT, and Crested Butte, CO. In Moab she is an Instructor for Colorado Outward Bound School-Southwest Program leading multi-day backpacking, canyoneering and rafting courses. In Crested Butte … Continue reading ProView – Mountainsmith Scream 25

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ProView – Sterling Evolution Aero 9.2 Bicolor Dry 60m

Jess Simon works as a rock guide in the Front Range of Colorado for Paradox Sports, Apex eXpeditions, and Boulder Mountain Institute. In the winter he will be returning to Sun Valley Trekking for his second year of their two-year ski guide apprenticeship program.  For the month of September I had the opportunity to test out the Sterling Evolution Aero 9.2 Bicolor Dry 60 meter … Continue reading ProView – Sterling Evolution Aero 9.2 Bicolor Dry 60m