Mountain Standards

Posted July 21, 2010

C.A.M.P. Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe: Way Light, Way Functional

With an ultralight piece of equipment, I usually expect ultralight performance. But the little axe whacked solid placements on water ice just like a technical tool. It even overdrove at times, forcing me to bang on the adze to get it out.

Posted July 1, 2010

Osprey Variant 37 Pack: Paragon of Versatility

While many packs boast functional versatility, it's clear that the Osprey Variant 37 was designed with the influences of professional alpinists.

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