Originally submitted at REI The waterproof Black Diamond Storm headlamp is built to withstand the worst weather, because the last thing you need when caught in a storm is for your headlamp to die. Black Diamond Storm Headlamp Tested in the Himalaya By MaximumAdventure dot net from Pasadena, CA on… Read More →
We’ve found over time that the only way to make sure you have everything you need, or have at least considered everything you need, is to use a checklist. We accomplish all types of trips by have a single, inclusive checklist that we call our Ultimate Checklist.
Originally submitted at REI The expertly designed soles on the Asolo TPS 520 GV hiking boots reduce shock impact while enhancing stability and support. Full-grain leather uppers with seam-sealed Gore-Tex� linings provide waterproof protection from the elements. Gusseted tongues and padded ankle collars keep trail debris out; … Asolo TPS… Read More →
We leave for Nepal in a few short weeks to climb a peak in the Sagarmatha Region of Nepal. Mera Peak is 6,476 m (21,247 ft) and while it is called a trekking peak and not a climbing peak, it wasn’t summitted until 1953, the same year as Mt Everest…. Read More →
Few things are more important than choosing the right footwear for the adventure, whether it be the Himalaya or London. While it would be great to save money and find multipurpose shoes, choosing appropriately will make things much more fun. Make a poor choice in footwear and see how quickly… Read More →
More than anything else, we drink water. I’m sure you’ve heard about humans surviving 28 days without food but only 3 days without water. Fortunately, I haven’t had a chance to test either one. We live in Southern California (dry) and hike in places like the Eastern Sierras (very dry)… Read More →
If you’ve hiked very much in Southern California, you’ve come across poison oak. We’re ‘blessed’ with its presence from Southern California down into Baja. If you’re allergic like most of the population, you’ve dealt with the miserable itching, inflammation and blistering. What makes it so tough is that our most… Read More →
Originally submitted at REI The Garmin 62s GPS does exactly what we bought it for. We were looking for a device that would last longer than our cell phones and would work in the many places we go that don’t have cell coverage. We wanted waterproof and rugged and were… Read More →