EMS Winter Climbing 101 Review

I recently took Winter Climbing 101 with EMS Climbing School in North Conway, NH where I learned a lot, expanded my mountaineering comfort zone and had a great time! Winter Climbing 101 is a full day instructor led class that teaches the basics of mountaineering such as ice axe technique, crampon use and ice climbing […]

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Where I Buy My Gear

Many stores and websites sell outdoor gear but some retailers just have better a better combination of gear, prices, and customer service. I have been buying gear for 15 years and these are the places where I have had the best experience. I don’t work for any of these retailers and I received no incentives […]

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EMS Helix Jacket Review

The Helix works for me! photo by Dave Arruda  The Eastern Mountain Sports Helix Jacket has withstood some of New England’s snowiest, coldest and most windy conditions. The Helix is my go to shell for skiing and any hike above tree line. It has everything you need and nothing that you don’t. If you are […]

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