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Keron 3 GT Tent Initial Impressions

Aaron just received his Hilleberg Keron 3 GT tent and wanted to share it with you. This is what he’ll use as a team to ski into Yellowstone and also to cross the Greenland icecap. The tent is massive but it’s easy for a single person to pitch. Aaron shows the features and what it’s like inside, the zippers, etc. Get the Hilleberg Keron 3 GT tent here: https://hilleberg.com/eng/tent/black-label-tents/keron-3-gt/
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Categories: climbing and gear.

Black Diamond Speed 40 Pack Review In-Depth

Aaron reviews the Black Diamond Speed 40 Pack. This is an excellent summit day pack as well as a general adventure pack. He talks about the different features and shows items on the pack to give you a better idea of its fit and function. Black Diamond Speed 40 pack: https://amzn.to/2SmfUHJ Black Diamond Venom: https://amzn.to/2CfxVOE Black Diamond Raven Pro: https://amzn.to/2Yef00z Grivel Crampons: https://amzn.to/39arxHN Black Diamond Crampon bag: https://amzn.to/2MsxiXB Black Diamond Half Dome helmet: https://amzn.to/34TMIKX Petzl ice screws: https://amzn.to/39cGokU Camp nano 22 carabiner: https://amzn.to/37aZ16X Petzl Ascender: https://amzn.to/35Y84Ig Black diamond carabiner: https://amzn.to/2SkXtTX Note – the pack color is slightly different than in
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Categories: climbing, gear, Podcast, and Reviews.

La Sportiva Baruntse Double Mountaineering Boots Review

Aaron reviews the La Sportiva Baruntse Double Mountaineering boot. He has used these to climb Mt. Elbrus, the tallest mountain in Russia. He’s also used these to climb Mt. Hood in Oregon during a storm. They are targeted to the 6,000-7,000m meter peaks. Aaron has used them to -20ºF in Wyoming and they were warm. He shows the details of these boots. Get items in this video from Amazon: Western Mountaineering down bootie: https://amzn.to/2sg1HRE La Sportiva Baruntse: https://amzn.to/2QXbarC Get Forty Below booties here: https://40below.com/product-category/camp-booties/
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Categories: climbing, gear, Podcast, and Reviews.

How to Choose Between Mountaineering Single Double or Triple boots

When you are looking at mountaineering boots, there are so many brands. And then you discover that there are single, double, and triple boots. What does this even mean? Aaron explains the differences. He helps you understand where each should be used. The boots are compared, weighed, and measured. Get items from this video at Amazon: La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX: https://amzn.to/2Y6RKC4 Grivel Crampons: https://amzn.to/33GTrXV Millet Everest GTX boots: https://www.mtntools.com/cat/alpineice/boots/milleteverestboots.htm Watch Aaron’s videos on each of these boots: Millet Everest GTX Mountaineering Boots: https://youtu.be/-Vv_uDAkFFs La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX: https://youtu.be/GnPuFCJp51A La Sportiva Baruntse: Coming soon…
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Categories: climbing, gear, How To, and Podcast.

Forty Below Camp Booties – Best Glacier Camp Boots Ever

Aaron has used the Forty Below Camp Booties on Denali for over a month over the last few years. He talks about the feel, fit, and finish of the Camp Booties. He has stood in these booties at -30ºF and been perfectly comfortable at 14,000 feet (4,267 m) on Denali. He shows how they fit inside of your double mountaineering boots. Get Forty Below booties here: https://40below.com/product-category/camp-booties/ Get other items in this video from Amazon: Western Mountaineering down bootie: https://amzn.to/2sg1HRE La Sportiva Baruntse: https://amzn.to/2QXbarC
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Categories: climbing, gear, and Podcast.

How to Choose the Right Tent for Backpacking Expeditions Camping In-Depth

Aaron shows you three different tents to show you what he’s used in Antarctica, Greenland, Denali, car camping, and Yellowstone. He compares and contrasts the different styles of tents, shows how long it takes to put them up, and what each tent’s strengths and weaknesses are. He talks about multiple factors: Number of people, Capacity winter vs summer, Double vs single wall, Weight, Wind resistance, Tear resistance, Snow skirt, Ease of setup, Ventilation, Vestibule for gear, Internal height, Number of doors, Pockets, Gear hanging, Guy lines, Footprint – (biggest scam ever), is seam sealer required He also illustrates a few
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Categories: climbing, How To, Podcast, Travel, and World Beyond.

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: https://amzn.to/34sLuGG Outdoor Research Women’s Alti Mitts: https://amzn.to/2NggtQr Outdoor Research Men’s Revolution gloves: https://amzn.to/31KG09V Outdoor Research Women’s Revolution gloves: https://amzn.to/2RlULuZ Outdoor Research Men’s PL gloves: https://amzn.to/2WRKF62 Outdoor Research Women’s PL gloves: https://amzn.to/2IWAiJ5
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Categories: Antarctica, climbing, How To, Podcast, and Reviews.

Best Backpacking Air Mattress – Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Review

Sleeping on an air mattress is more comfortable than a thin foam pad while backpacking and camping. Which air mattress do you choose? Aaron talks about his experience with the Neoair air mat. He shows how to maintain, inflate, and fix the mattress. He also shows his fast-inflation technique. He can inflate his air mat in one minute. You will be able too after watching this video. Get items in this video at Amazon: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Ultralight Backpacking Air Mattress: https://amzn.to/33iii4Y Western Mountaineering MegaLite: https://amzn.to/2XJHm1H Therm-a-Rest Z Lite: https://amzn.to/2HPjmWW
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Categories: climbing, gear, 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: https://amzn.to/33iii4Y Western Mountaineering MegaLite: https://amzn.to/2XJHm1H Therm-a-Rest Z Lite: https://amzn.to/2HPjmWW  
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, How To, and Podcast.