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Winter Hiking Accident Analysis

Boston AMC - Winter Hiing Program

I was introduced to accident analysis as a teaching methodology a few years ago when I took the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (Boston Chapter) Winter Hiking Program. I sat their riveted as Mohammed Ellozy, a well known White Mountain hiker, climber, AMC leader, …

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How to Prevent Heel Lift in Mountaineering Boots

Mountaineering boot

If you’re renting mountaineering boots for the first time or you’ve just bought a pair, here are a few tips for avoiding blisters at the back of your foot on top of your Achilles tendon. These blisters are incredibly painful and will …

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Outdoor Research Acetylene Jacket Review

Outdoor Research Acetylene Jacet - Primaloft Insulated Chest and Front

The Outdoor Research Acetylene Jacket is a hybrid midlayer jacket suitable for use as an external jacket for highly aerobic activity in very cold weather. The front and shoulders of the jacket are filled with Primaloft Eco insulation for warmth while the …

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Montane Fireball Verso Pull-On Sweater Review

The Montane Fireball Verso pullover is reversible with a windproof fabric on one side (black) and a breathable one on the other (blue). -1

The Montane Fireball Verso Pull-On Sweater is a Primaloft-insulated reversible pullover with a windproof Pertex shell on one side and an air-permeable fabric that Montane calls Hypervent on the other. This garment eliminates the need to carry an extra wind shirt to …

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