GUIDE PICK _ 2012
BLACK DIAMOND RAVEN PRO ICE AXE $99.95
GRIVEL G1 PLUS SA ICE AXE
Black Diamond's lightweight mountaineering axe. Built with an aluminum shaft and a compact investment-cast stainless steel head and spike, it provides all-around performance.
G1 is a very light ice axe for classical alpinism that still has all the characteristics of a Grivel ice axe: hot forged, one piece head that provides maximum strength and minimal weight.
BLACK DIAMOND VENOM ADZE $149.95 The ultimate hybrid axe for technical couloirs and rugged alpine terrain, the Black Diamond Venom bridges the gap between classic piolet and technical ice tool. 1 lb 3 oz
JULBO EXPLORER $120.00 Julbo’s top-of-the-line mountaineering sunglass, the Explorer is designed to perform superiorly in high altitude environments, where mountaineers are overly susceptible to eye damage from sun and reflections.
JULBO DOLGAN $65.00
PETZL ELIOS/ELIA HELMET $65.95
A versatile, lightweight mountaineering sunglass, the Dolgan integrates high quality protection and current style. Features removable side shields and two lens choices.
The ELIOS helmet is durable and offers efficient protection against impact with its ABS shell and polystyrene foam liner. It is entirely adjustable and adapts to all head shapes.
BLACK DIAMOND HALF DOME HELMET $59.95
BLACK DIAMOND CONTACT STRAP $139.95
The Half Dome is an all-purpose workhorse ideal for everything from trad cragging to alpine expeditions.
Designed for ice and snow travel, the lightweight Black Diamond Contact crampon is ideal for mountaineers, skiers and hikers.
1 lb 13 oz
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“You want a little bit of wiggle room in the toe area so you don’t jam your toes on the descents, which can be very painful. A boot is not supposed to fit tight and snug like a ski boot. It should be comfortably snug like a warm blanket on a cold Montana night.” - J.J. Justman _10