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The Big Gear Show 22 – Misty Mountain

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Misty Mountain has been retooling their line of climbing harnesses with the Intrepid being one of them.

I’m just going to share their description:

“Quick adjust buckles make sizing leg loops easy, and the contoured padded waist belt and tapered leg loops give good comfort for single pitch rock and ice. Double layer gear loops that extend for easy clips, ergo haul loop and burly nylon shell.”

ORSM 22 – Komperdell

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

The Carbon Air Frame 25 snowshoe from Austrian brand Komperdell features hollow core carbon fiber frames which keep the weight down to 21 oz (600g).

It features stainless steel crampons under the forefoot and heel as well as ice rail crampons on the frame.

Although the snowshoe itself is one size, the bindings are offered in five sizes.

ORSM 22 – Skillzboard

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Skillzboard is a teaching tool for mountaineering techniques which allows the climber to practice rope handling skills in a safe environment. It can be set up quickly and taken where the training goes, whether at home, in the team room or at the site before a climb as a rehearsal.

2022 Petzl Tactical Catalog

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

The 2022 Petzl tactical catalog is available and it’s not just lighting.

Download yours here.

PIEPS and Black Diamond Equipment Avalanche Transceiver / Beacon Safety Check

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Black Diamond has observed a small number of PIEPS and Black Diamond Avalanche Beacons with malfunctioning electronic components that may prevent it from switching between SEND and SEARCH modes. Testing is ongoing, but it is important that they communicate this information promptly and ask that anyone in possession of the following beacons to immediately perform a safety inspection to ensure your beacon is functioning properly.

• PIEPS Micro BT Button

• PIEPS Micro BT Race

• PIEPS Micro BT Sensor







If you have one of these beacons, immediately check and verify that the SEND/SEARCH/BLUETOOTH modes are working properly. If your beacon does not pass the Safety Check, you should retire it immediately and return it to PIEPS / BLACK DIAMOND for service, free-of charge.

Instructions to perform the Safety Check and related information can be found here. We will update you as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the customer service department at [email protected].

Black Diamond sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

AKU CRODA DFS GTX Men’s Lightweight Mountaineering Boots

Friday, March 25th, 2022

Reinforced with Kevlar, the AKU CRODA DFS GTX features a GORE-TEX lining. They are intended for cold temperatures in mixed environments with rock and ice. AKU’s Dual Fit System allows you to vary the fit in walking and climbing mode by simply engaging the two different lacing systems, protected by a built in cover. The Vibram Croda Litebase sole cuts weight by up to 30% yet retains stability, allowing the use of traditional or semi-automatic crampons.

Coming soon, in sizes 8-13.

Visit Helix Tactical at Enforce Tac

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Helix Tactical is attending Enforce Tac on the 1st-2nd March in Nuremberg, Germany. This is the best European show for seeing the latest specialist tactical solutions and this year they will be providing you with a multi-level, interactive experience. You will find their stand in Hall 12 – Stand 671.

10th SFG(A) – Cold Weather Training Instructor Course

Sunday, February 6th, 2022

What does it mean to be a Winter Warfighting Expert?

Currently, 10th SFG(A) Green Berets are in a frozen wilderness mastering the aptitude to train, plan and facilitate cold-weather training at the battalion level to meet our specific arctic warfare mandate.

CWT encompasses backcountry mobility, avalanche awareness and preparedness, winter survival, snowmobile operations and advanced riding techniques and special operations small unit tactics on skis or snowmobiles.

Accordingly, the Cold Weather Training Instructor Course is designed to develop professional instructors to return to their unit as skilled teachers and leaders for their unit’s CWT events.