Long time… No update

In less than five weeks, I will be in Argentina doing a final gear check prior to heading out on a ball busting three week journey up Aconcagua. I think I have the majority of the gear I’ll need for the trip, but I’m sure I’ll impulse buy a few things here and there before I take off.

More for me than anything else, but here’s my current gear list for the trip:

Scarpa Inverno double plastic mountaineering boots w/ high altitude liner
Asolo GTX Fugitive hiking boots
Feathered Friends down booties
Outdoor Research Expedition Gaiters

Outdoor Research Mentor Jacket hard shell
Mountain Hardwear Syncrho soft shell
Mountain Hardwear Windstopper Tech Jacket
Patagonia Fleece Retro Jacket
Feathered Friends Icefall Parka
Feathered Friends Hyperion Jacket
Arc’Teryx expedition weight baselayer
Misc soft shell pullovers and fleece tops

First Ascent Igniter Primaloft pants
Mountain Hardwear hard shell pants
Mountain Hardwear soft shell pants

Outdoor Research Meteor Mitt
First Ascent Guide Gloves
Outdoor Research PL 150 Liner
Mountain Hardwear Medusa Mitt
Mountain Hardwear Fulcrum Gloves

Grivel G12 Crampons
Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe 65mm
Black Diamond Venom Ice Axe w/ hammer 57mm
Black Diamond Half Dome helmet
Black Diamond Momentum AL harness
Black Diamond Trail Compact trekking poles
Petzl Ascension Ascender (Left & Right)
Gregory Denali Pro pack 106L
Osprey Switch 36 (39L) pack
Petzl Headlamp
SOG Flash II Knife
Feathered Friends Ptarmigan -25F sleeping bag
Closed Cell foam pad
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Plus sleeping pad
North Face Base Camp Duffel bag to put everything in

That’s all the crap I get to lug around with me up and down the mountain, and through several airports. Should be good times.

Now it’s time to put all this junk to use and climb as much as I can for the next 4.5 weeks.



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