mountaineering

So You Want To Become A Mountaineer?

So You Want To Become A Mountaineer?

According to Hemingway, “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” I just learned that last one. Here’s how you can too.

Can The Lightest Mountaineering Boots Ever Handle Mt Rainier?

Can The Lightest Mountaineering Boots Ever Handle Mt Rainier?

At less than 500g, these new Salomon S-LAB X ALP CARBON GTXs are the lightest mountaineering boots ever. That means they’re uninsulated, lack ankle support and aren’t compatible with traditional crampons. Can you still climb a mountain in them? We summited Rainier to find out.