Height:5' 10"
Weight:148 lbs
Shoe Size:US 8.00
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:50 - 99 days / year

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Pick up a pair of powder baskets to keep for deep days. Nothing is worse than losing a basket in Cascade Concrete and not having a spare to screw on (you might also be able to just find some in the spring at the trailhead). Green works well to differentiate your baskets when you lose em:)
My former go to for all sorts of light missions (running, ski, bike). Only downside in my mind for all round use is that crampon pouch is stil Velcro (unlike some like Salomon x alp with very good zip on a waterproof pouch). Fit is good, all the needed accessories are there, there's no extra weight, etc, etc. The green is a great color too and makes it harder to misplace packs or partners. There is a lot of room here, so no worries carrying a real shovel or bivy gear or full probe if you pack carefully
I have a pair of these that alternate between Nordic boots and USFS approved work boots. They provide the support needed for everyday training and patrol work, and can be used in different pairs of boots fairly easily. Slight weight penalty, but worth it to have an insole that helps your boots keep their last and keeps feet happy.
This is an essential book for technical skills like glacial travel and scrambling and rappelling. Mountaineers have been putting this together since the 50s and it shows. Build the skills, like the Mountaineers basic students, and then you can move to fast and light once you actually know knots and principles. Plus, nothing shouts "I'm a climber" like this on your coffee table.
I got these to replace the Salomon narrow mouth flasks. The wide mouth is excellent for racing or cold days when you don't want to struggle removing lids. The bottom is totally soft which makes rolling up and stuffing into books easy. Still haven't found a good insulating mechanism but I'm sure someone has one.

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