These screws cost half as much as comparable models but still grind into bulletproof ice with ease.
A tool that's light and easy to swing and fits a woman's hand.
These stainless steel crampons are perfect for all your winter climbing needs.
A all-mountain tool that truly lives up to its name.
The all-aluminum XLC is about half the weight of comparable steel spikes
Stainless steel crampons that bite into ice and repel slushy buildup.
A versatile belay device that works with single, double, and some twin ropes. It also offers active braking support.
A pack built for climbers.
Stay comfortable and safe with this easy on and off harness.
Knot tying is an essential skills for the backcountry, and knowing the lingo is essential to learning how to tie knots. Here's a vocab lesson to get you started.
The lightest carabiner
Gross a glacier or handle snow travel on big peaks with this versatile mountaineering axe.
Traverse snow and ice safely with the right set of points.
Get sweaty and stay warm–this is the ideal hat for cold weather climbing.
Climb, scramble, and mountaineer with the stable Variant pack.
Tackle trails, boulder fields, and steep peaks with the climber-geared Marmot Eiger 48 backpack.
Bring along your winter toys— L.L. Bean's Mountain Guide pack can carry anything from ice climbing gear to skis.
Take Black Diamond's practical Predator 50 with you on any trail, anytime.
Scramble up anything with the North Face's climber-oriented Spire 40 backpack.
Pack up the weekend toys for your outdoor activity of choice in Marmot's ultralight–and ultra cheap–Alpha 25 backpack.
Run, climb or ski with the low profile Black Diamond RPM pack.
We tested more than 500 products–stoves, clothes, cameras, filters, tech tools, knives, and meals–to find these proven performers.
Stunned by the loss of his friends, a stranded climber struggles down one of Alaska's toughest peaks.
Check out the Cloudveil Hobak, EMS Aurora Shell Pant, L.L. Bean Ascent GTX, Mountain Hardwear Dragon, and Sierra Designs Cyclone Eco
With a light climbing rope, shoes, and harness, you'll be packed and ready to hit the rock in no time.
Learn the Dülfersitz rappel and safely lower yourself off of a steep pitch with only a rope.
High above the trees you'll find the hike of your dreams: a ridgeline trail where your only companion is an occasional mountain goat.
Consider these points when deciding if an approach shoe is right for you.
Before you cinch up your gaiters, consider the best way to keep the wicked weather and bits of terrain at bay.
If I had to pick, I'd take a carabiner instead of a pocketknife when I hike.