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We’ve had a couple of “sticky” storms this fall, which by all reports resulted in somewhat unusual coverage on the high peaks of the Elk Range here in Colorado. So we checked it out yesterday.
It is time. We’ve got a pile of new gear here at HQ. Dave is testing the Outdoor Research Transcendent down puffy, and OR’s excellent Omni Glove. I’ve been a fan of the Omni for a while. This year’s version is slightly thicker and makes an even better cold weather but still light-weight option, what with PolarTec Wind Pro stretch fleece, but I liked last year’s slightly thinner version for spring skiing and high intensity uphilling.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain. For more about Lou, please see his personal website at https://www.loudawson.com/ (Blogger stats: 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) tall, 160 lbs (72574.8 grams).