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Whether you're moving into the world of outdoor climbing or an accomplished climber looking to tackle the many rock, ice, and alpine objectives in the Northeast and North Cascades, we're looking forward to being a part of your adventure goals and growth.  Consider the possibilities ahead...

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From the blog...

Learn This: Alpine Cooking

From an article that appeared in the August 2014 issue of Climbing Magazine. Experience-driven tips and tricks for cooking in the alpine. Check out Climbing Magazine to view the complete on-line article with photos.

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Alpine Climbing, Equipment Advice, Gear Reviews, Technical Skills

Alpinist Magazine Gear Review: Jetboil MiniMo Stove

The Jetboil MiniMo is another version of Jetboil's original innovative—but now outdated—stove design. The MiniMo, slimmed down to 14.6 ounces and 5" x 6" dimensions, is likely an effort to appeal to alpine climbers. Although the MiniMo offers some nice features—such as enhanced simmer control—it is as if Powerbar put its Oatmeal Raisin brick in a new bag and tried to pass it off as an innovation.

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Alpinist Magazine Gear Review: DMM Switch Ice Tools

This season, DMM enters the fray with the Switch. With dual offset grips and a radically curved shaft, in essence it references the Nomic. But, put the two tools side by side and you'll quickly notice the first difference: Though both are marketed as 50cm tools, the DMM is clearly almost 2cm longer. Obviously, a longer tool offers a longer reach, which sounds nice on paper, but I wondered both, "Why these dimensions?" and, "Does the added reach compromise the swing?" Taking the tools out for a first spin on Grand Illusion in Smugglers' Notch, I quickly reached the twin conclusions, respectively, of "I don't know" and "Maybe."

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