Recommended Gear

Chile and Iceland

This is my exact gear list for Chile 2018 and Iceland 2019.  While I was sponsored "head to toe" for many years, now I am not willing to sacrifice performance because it's free.  I am still supported by DPS, Dynafit and Zeal, but if their products weren't the best for me, I wouldn't continue the relationships.  This list is the best of collection of gear I have ever used - the ultimate balance of weight, durability with no compromises on performance.  I have included hyperlinks to make it a little easier for you to see what I am using, but I don't get any "reward" if you connect through my site.  I have made notes about the boots and clothes, because fit is important with these.  If it's in italics, I carry it and you do not need these for trips with me.  


Chile: DPS Cassiar 95 Skis with TLT Speed Bindings and 100mm Ski Crampons

Iceland: DPS Wailer 106 Skis with TLT Speed Bindings and 110mm Ski Crampons

Pomoca Climb Pro S-Glide Tipon Skins

Dynafit TLT6 Boots (Not Sold Any Longer) (Right fit; under 1300 grams per boot; >120 stiffness)

DPS Norie Poles with Duct Tape and Ski Straps


Ortovox Peak 42S Pack

Pieps DSP Pro Beacon

Black Diamond Evac Shovel

BCA Stealth 300cm Carbon Probe

Brooks Range Eskimo Rescue Sled

First Aid Kit

Basic Snow Study Tools

Small, Simple "Oh-Shit" Kit

Ski Scraper, Skin Wax and Glide Wax

Petzl NAO+ Headlamp

Leatherman Juice Multitool

Dermatone and Sunscreen


Arc'teryx Rush LT Pants (Gore-tex C-knit)

Arc'teryx Procline Comp Jacket (Gore-tex Windstopper)

Dynafit Radical Jacket (Synthetic Insulation)

Arc'teryx Rethel Jacket (Weather-resistant, Insulated Shell)

Dynafit Yotei Jacket (Bombproof Weather Protection)

Hestra Heli-Pro Gloves

Hestra and Dynafit Touring Gloves

Wool Beanies, Neck Gaiters and Sun Hats

Zeal Incline Sunglasses

Sweet Ignitor Alpinist Helmet

Zeal Slate Goggles with Blue Mirror Lenses

Icebreaker Wool Base Layers

Farm to Feet Ski Socks


Camp Corsa Nanotech Piolet

Camp XLC Nanotech Automatic Crampons

Half Ropes – 8mm x 20m, 30m, 40m and 50m

Camp Blitz Harness with Standard Glacier Kit