It is reasonable to say at this point in history–now that popular climbing media has existed for decades–that there are climbing superstars: athletes that combine a definitive personality with difficult and stylistically charged climbs. Alexander Huber is certainly one of those superstars…
After a spring and summer of using the Brooks-Range Alpini Mountain Anorak Hoody in Alaska and Wyoming, it has become my insulating layer of choice–better, in almost all circumstances, than any syntheic puffy I’ve used.
In his quest to discover why some climbers are fearful and others brazen, Ilgner developed the Warrior’s Way, a program to help climbers become aware of–and deal with–their apprehensions.
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.