When climbing the Alps, most of the discussion focuses on the bivouac strategy. Frequently Asked Questions Are you going to sleep? Are you going to lie down or sit on a bag? Wear puffy pants or use a sleeping bag? Do we have to share a sleeping bag? Tent or no tent? The food and nutrition conversation generally ends this way, because your twin strategy generally determines how long you plan to be on the road. Mount Liberty distributes a number of products that have facilitated my success and helped me answer many of these questions around the world. In my opinion, the convenience of being able to procure all these products from one source is unparalleled. I recently returned home from a trip to central Alaska, where I completed my first ascent of the East River Dickey River (5000 AI6 + M7 April 3-5) with Jackson Marvel. Below I talk about some of the products we used and how they allow us to keep everything on the wall bright and fast.
|Liberty Mountain Valandre distributes high quality manufacturer in Pyrenees. I use a large puff in these routes and a half sleeping bag to lose weight and increase variety. In the photo above, I used the Garmin inReach Mini to get the weather forecast in my first photo. Photo by: Jackson Marvel
We ate on the wayMountain House Food for dinner is the lightest and easiest way to get about 700 calories. After all, it was all food or a stick (Stinger honey، Kind bars، ProBars، Kit’s real foodOr GU We lost weight when a raven attacked our first widow and threw a 6,000-calorie sack over her face. It was also an incentive to climb a little faster! آ Jetboil Somo Built for a great cooking system on the track. Because the water melts quickly, we only carried one of them نالژنه Bottle and brew if needed.
|Some water to start the third day on the way. Photo by: Jackson Marvel
At high altitude we had a surprise snowstorm that gathered about 4 inches. We had 2,000 vertical feet of sloping ground (60-90 degrees) above our heads and spent the night in a sudden flood. This is when we got so excited about having a deviceEquinox Myotis Tarp
, An ultra-light nylon glass wire with connection points. We put this on our small, crushed snowflake, and the tar was hit all night by a rotating blast. This 8-foot to 8-foot silicone-impregnated sheet probably makes the difference between inconvenience and serious danger!
|Jackson at 4 a.m. loudly and counting the minutes until sunrise.
The rope system is as important as the bivouac and cooking system. When climbing steep features with coarse granite, I generally like to work a little faster with my rope system. You may move in lines or carry packages on a rope. That’s why we used oneBill Joker
, 60 m X 9.1 mm and oneBeal Ice line
, 60m X 8.1mm I was really impressed tooControl Beal Ghost
, Which has enough space for comfort, but is also small and has a minimum volume. On our trip we climbed 11,000 ‘steep climbs and the ropes do not look worse to wear.
|Follow the leader.
Mount Azadi is also a distributor forGriol
In North America, I’m always happy that their “hot forged” steel is in my corner. ThisThor Hummer
, Allows me to safely place pits and ghosts and still climb on an offensive toolTechnical machine
too G20 Plus
An ultra-light, single-point crampon can be replaced with a front point. Such a bottleneck is the key to a mission with many big and difficult goals. Another useful Grivel tool in this direction, ‘Carriers
Aluminum Ice Cutters I have removed several plastic ice cutters in cold weather. Removing your ice bolts on a large route can mean a forced retreat, or worse, if a safe retreat is not possible. This is the last piece I mentionPlume Twin Gates
My partner mountaineering carabiner used a traditional carabiner with a gate screw. He had to breathe or suck his carbine to melt and open most of the time. The twin gate uses two wire gates to create a locking mechanism. There is no surface for freezing and I am sure it is the best carabiner for ice climbing and mountaineering.
Azadi Mountain distributes the following products used in this climb:
Garmin inReach Mini
Alan Rousseau is oneAMGA,IFMGA and UIAGMAuthorized guide, and member of the Beal and Grivel Athlete Teams. Learn more about his mountaineering achievementsHere
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