Archives for Antarctica

Hilleberg Keron 3 GT Tent In-Depth Review in the Snow

  Aaron and Dr. Terry Williams provide you with an in-depth review of the Hilleberg Keron 3 GT tent. They show how long it takes to stomp a tent pad, how long the first time setup takes, and various features/measurements of the tent. Aaron points out the highlights, features, annoyances, and flaws of the design while it’s 15ºF (-9ºC) during filming. Get the Hilleberg Keron 3 GT tent here:
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Categories: Antarctica, climbing, gear, Podcast, and Reviews.

Ultimate Expedition Mittens For Cold Weather – Outdoor Research Alti Mitts

Aaron talks about the ultimate cold-weather mittens. They’re great for Antarctica, the Arctic, Greenland, Denali, Everest, Canada, Russia, or wherever you find yourself in cold locations. They’re great for camping, climbing, hiking, adventuring, trekking, mountaineering, skiing, or just about anything else where you need to keep your hands warm and avoid frostbite. Get items from this video at Amazon: Outdoor Research Men’s Alti Mitts: Outdoor Research Women’s Alti Mitts: Outdoor Research Men’s Revolution gloves: Outdoor Research Women’s Revolution gloves: Outdoor Research Men’s PL gloves: Outdoor Research Women’s PL gloves:
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Categories: Antarctica, climbing, How To, Podcast, and Reviews.

How to Dry Damp Clothes While Backpacking or Climbing for Camping

Aaron shows you how to dry damp clothes while camping in cold conditions. He shows you the best way to dry clothes when you’re on the move. If you don’t have sunny days and hours to dry your clothes, you’re in trouble. If your clothes are sweaty and damp in the evening, with non way to dry them, use Aaron’s technique and you’ll have dry clothes in the morning. Dry clothes quickly without a dryer. Get items in this video at Amazon: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Ultralight Backpacking Air Mattress: Western Mountaineering MegaLite: Therm-a-Rest Z Lite:  
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, How To, and Podcast.

Camping sub-zero in October How-To – Coal Creek Jedediah Smith Wilderness Wyoming

Aaron takes you to a sub-zero experience in Wyoming in October. He hikes on the Coal Creek Trail on the western side of Teton Pass between Jackson, WY and Victor, ID. The temperature drops well below zero for your viewing enjoyment. He shows you what it’s like to set up a camp, sleep under a tarp in sub-zero temperatures, how to handle boots and socks, and the wake-up process. He shows you how to keep your feet warm despite temperatures below your sleeping bag rating. Aaron demonstrates using the Western Mountaineering Antelope sleeping bag being used 20 degrees below its
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, How To, motivation, Reviews, training, and Travel.

Essential Snow Gear: Kahtoola Microspikes (An In Depth Gear Review)

Aaron reviews the Kahtoola Microspikes in this video. He talks about fitting, usage, when to and how to use them, and what advantages they give you. Aaron has used the Microspikes shown in this video for years and you can see how well they’ve worn. Get Microspikes on Amazon: Watch Aaron’s crampon sharpening video:
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, gear, How To, and Podcast.

How to Choose Between Microspikes and Crampons

Choosing between Microspikes and crampons can be a difficult choice. There are many factors to consider. Aaron talks about the value of each, where they’re both best to use, and how you can more easily decide between the two. Crampons are for more hard-core mountaineering and Microspikes not as much, but you’ll be amazed to hear where he’s seen them used. Get Microspikes on Amazon: Get Grivel G12 crampons on Amazon: (Affiliate links) Watch Aaron’s crampon sharpening video:
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Categories: Antarctica, climbing, gear, How To, Podcast, Travel, and Trips.

How to Choose Western Mountaineering Bags – 4 Sleeping Bag Roundup

Aaron compares the Western Mountaineering Megalite, Antelope, Puma, and Bison bags. He also talks about the down booties and vapor barrier liner VBL hotsack. He compares the different features, why you would want to choose one over the other, and what his experience has been using these bags around the world. 5:11 Extended warmth tricks 10:15 Baffle systems 13:19 Step comparison 14:37 Temperature regulation    
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Categories: Antarctica, How To, Podcast, and Reviews.

BEST ULTIMATE expedition sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Bison Review

  Aaron used the Western Mountaineering Bison sleeping bag in Antarctica for three months. It kept him warm and safe in polar storms. It’s rated to -40ºF/C and has all the features that you’d expect in an expedition bag. He talks about the zipper, draw cords, baffles, zipper tape, dimensions, and everything else to learn more about this bag. 0:52 Introduction 1:46 Lay down comparison 2:19 Total bag length, width 3:36 Choosing a zipper side 4:17 Loft measurement on chest, hips, feet 5:11 Made in USA 5:40 Weight 6:13 Zipper length and function 7:14 Foot dimension past zipper 7:34 Getting
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Categories: Antarctica and Podcast.