Vitaliy Musiyenko’s Essential Climbing Gear for the Goliath Traverse

How did Vitaliy Musiyenko survive on a 33.3-pound pack during the longest technical ridge traverse in the Western Hemisphere? By restricting himself to 3.8 pounds of climbing gear, 3.5 pounds of camping gear, 17 pounds of dwindling grub, and a parched, 9-pound water capacity. He’d also shed 16.5 pounds himself along the way. Here’s the … Read more

Essential Peak-Bagging Gear Before Heading for the Hills This Summer

From American conservationist John Muir’s mantra, “The Mountains are calling and I must go” to Jack Kerouac’s rephrase, “In the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn—climb that goddamn mountain,” we get why alpinism, skimo, and plain-old peak-bagging are so popular. There’s something uniquely fun (and … Read more