Gear Reviews

Hilleberg tents with Homesteak peak in the background. The 10th Mtn Division trained and camped here as they prepared for the Alps in WW II. This area was perfect for our team to test gear and get ready for our Denali expedition.

Gear Review: Hilleberg Keron tents

Date: 04 Mar, 2016  No Comments  admin

What is it? Hilleberg the Tentmaker Keron 3, Keron 3 GT and Keron  4. If someone were to ask me today what kind of tent I want, it wouldn’t take half a second to reply the Keron series tents from Hilleberg. After testing in the Colorado Rockies, then trusting them on Expedition to the Summit of


Gear Review: The Thermarest NEOAIR® XTherm™

Date: 22 Dec, 2015  No Comments  admin

WHAT IS IT? The Thermarest NEOAIR®  XTherm™ is a light weight 4 season air mattress. It has the greatest warmth-to-weight ratio of all air mattresses on the market. With an R-Value of 5.7 and a total weight of 15oz / 430g in the regular and 1lbs 4oz / 570g in the Long. WHO IS IT


Gear Review: Meal Kit Supply Meals Ready To Eat

Date: 15 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

What is it? Meal Kit Supply makes meals that are ready to eat upon opening the package. These meals are as convenient as it gets when it comes to having minimal time to prep and minimal resources available. Our “8 For 22” team used these meals on Denali during our summit push due to how


Gear Review: DeLorme InReach Explorer

Date: 05 Sep, 2015  No Comments  admin

WHAT IS IT? The only device you really need in the backcountry. A rugged handheld global satellite communicator that allows you to send and receive text messages, mark waypoints, navigate a route, track and share your journey, and in the event of an emergency, send out an SOS signal. WHO IS IT FOR? Any outdoor enthusiast –

Climbing Denali in Millet Everest Summit GTX

Gear Review: Millet Everest Summit GTX Mountaineering Boots

Date: 23 Nov, 2014  No Comments  admin

  1.  What is it? The Millet Everest Summit GTX high altitude (8,000 meter) boot. These boots are triple boots with 3 layers of insulation for the extreme cold with an integrated over-boot that eliminates the need for wearing gaiters. This boot retails for $999.99 US dollars.

Gear Reveiw: MSR SURELOCK™ UL-3 Poles

Date: 26 Nov, 2012  No Comments  admin

1. What is it?  MSR SURELOCK UL-3.  Ultralight 3-Section Multi-Use Poles.  Retail for $109.95. 2. Who is it for?  Outdoor enthusiast looking for a multi-season trekking pole. The poles come with interchangeable, screw on/off ground guards made for dirt/rock as well as snow. 3. Pros:  The poles used a push button release system for