Kirsten Kremer has not missed a ski season in the Chugach since her first visit in 1993 and has worked and guided for Valdez Heli Ski Guides since 1996. Kirsten’s motivation and exploits are legendary: she has flown a paraglider off the North Face of the Augille de Midi in Chamonix; climbed first ascents in Yosemite Valley; skied first descents on Denali; and is an extreme skiing champion. Kirsten also guides for Mountain Trip and Alaska Denali Guiding in the summer. –Via Valdez Heli Ski Guides
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After using the Ortovox Gemini Double 2 Person Rescue Bag two months in Patagonia climbing, here’s what I think: this is a great sack in an emergency. We used it in this sense when we returned to our camp in a storm after climbing on Poincenot. Our tent was destroyed by the wind and soaking wet, we crawled in and escaped the elements. It was awesome. We were so soaked, condensation was not an issue. Warm and wet was a happy place.
Obviously, with HELP written in large letters on one side, this bag was intended to be for emergencies, and works well in this application.