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How to Choose 9 Gear Items for Extreme Adventure

Aaron talks about 9 different gear items for an extreme adventure like polar exploration or high-altitude mountaineering. He shares the gear he’s used, how well it worked, and provides some insight for each item. Get items from this video at Amazon: Julbo Goggles: https://amzn.to/2IvuaYv Smartwool Mountaineering socks (men): https://amzn.to/39Ar7ug Smartwool Mountaineering socks (women): https://amzn.to/2U4yALF Outdoor Research Alti Gloves: https://amzn.to/2Fvx1zc Outdoor Research Alti Mitts: https://amzn.to/35xJixM Hot Sac VBL: https://amzn.to/2Vm0ZiD Western Mountaineering Antelope sleeping bag: https://amzn.to/37XyfQG Western Mountaineering Bison sleeping bag: https://amzn.to/2W6eLmL Mountain Hardware Parka: https://amzn.to/2IBSjww Other items in the video: Wintergreen Parka: https://www.wintergreennorthernwear.com/collections/wintergreen-classics Eddie Bauer Parka: https://www.eddiebauer.com/p/388322243/mens-peak-xv-down-jacket Millet Everest GTX boots: https://www.mtntools.com/cat/alpineice/boots/milleteverestboots.htm
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, gear, How To, Podcast, and Travel.

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: https://hilleberg.com/eng/tent/black-label-tents/keron-3-gt/
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Categories: Antarctica, climbing, gear, Podcast, and Reviews.

How to Use Crampons on Steep Icy Slopes

Aaron shows you how to use crampons on steep, icy slopes. He covers multiple fall directions and how to deal with them. Get these items on Amazon: Grivel Crampons: https://amzn.to/33GTrXV Black Diamond Venom: https://amzn.to/2CfxVOE Black Diamond Raven Pro: https://amzn.to/2Yef00z La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX: https://amzn.to/2Y6RKC4 Katahoola Microspikes: https://amzn.to/2P3Dg1L Outdoor Research Gaiters for the Cubes: https://amzn.to/2PcgIvU Black Diamond Ice Axe protector: https://amzn.to/36zot6L Black Diamond Spike protector: https://amzn.to/2PNHVXE Black Diamond ice axe leash: https://amzn.to/2rfMboF Adventure Expedition One – How to expedition: https://amzn.to/2tIASTG Watch my reviews: Black Diamond Raven Pro: https://youtu.be/4A4Ho2hGLvw Black Diamond Venom: https://youtu.be/gggoFQLdy-A La Sportiva Cubes: https://youtu.be/GnPuFCJp51A
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Categories: climbing, gear, How To, and Podcast.

How to Use an Ice Axe on Snowy and Icy Slopes

Aaron shows you how to use an ice axe on steep, icy slopes. He covers multiple fall directions and how to deal with them. Get these items on Amazon: Black Diamond Venom: https://amzn.to/2CfxVOE Black Diamond Raven Pro: https://amzn.to/2Yef00z La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX: https://amzn.to/2Y6RKC4 Grivel Crampons: https://amzn.to/33GTrXV Katahoola Microspikes: https://amzn.to/2P3Dg1L Outdoor Research Gaiters for the Cubes: https://amzn.to/2PcgIvU Black Diamond Ice Axe protector: https://amzn.to/36zot6L Black Diamond Spike protector: https://amzn.to/2PNHVXE Black Diamond ice axe leash: https://amzn.to/2rfMboF Adventure Expedition One – How to expedition: https://amzn.to/2tIASTG Watch my reviews: Black Diamond Raven Pro: https://youtu.be/4A4Ho2hGLvw Black Diamond Venom: https://youtu.be/gggoFQLdy-A La Sportiva Cubes: https://youtu.be/GnPuFCJp51A
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Categories: climbing, gear, How To, and Podcast.

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.