Softshell Jackets are your best friend when you are out on the mountains. It is clearly the piece of gear I use the most, this jacket you will wear at all times. It is the perfect combination of weather protection and breathability for outdoor activities in cold weather.
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The Caucasus mountain range is for many an unknown chapter. And if they have heard of this mountain range that stretches from the Black Sea in the west to the Caspian Sea in the east it is probably because they associate it with Europe’s highest mountain Elbrus. However, what many do not know is that the Caucasus is not only located in Russia, but extends through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia.
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Boots for any climbing over snow and ice needs to be of a type that will let you use crampons. Boots are graded according to their compatibility with different types of crampon.
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We received the Arcteryx Alpha AR Jacket a few weeks ago, the carbon version. First idea that came to my mind was, damn its light. Its designed for Climbing, Alpine and extreme conditions. It is a hardshell jacket, so its meant to be the top layer in bad weather. I do recommend sizing up for your hardshell only due to the reason that you will normally wear a few other layers under.
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Proper layering is one of the most fundamental concepts in outdoor activities, and for many outdoor enthusiasts is the importance of layering well known. Learn how you dress in layers, and you will get much more pleasure from being outside.
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