I pulled the hood on my belay jacket over my helmet. Spindrift hissed over my shoulders and I remember looking at my buddy’s feet. “They’re like a belay jacket for your feet,” I said. He didn’t quite hear through the wind and his hood. “Those Phantom Guides! They’re like a puffy jacket for your feet!”
He just smiled. Right then and there, I knew I wanted a pair. Insulated, warm, zipped up and battened down – SCARPA’s Phantom Guide.
Redefining mountain performance, this boot is suitable for challenging the most technical routes in cold climates, whether ice cragging or in the high mountains. Continue reading...
In our ongoing coverage of bad-asses and freaks of nature, check out this video of SCARPA team member Raphael Slawinski, who recently climbed a bolt-less new route called The Peach in his backyard of the Canadian Rockies. Alpinist just posted a short report on the climb and Slawinski has more beta on his blog.
According to Slawinski, “it’s fun to go out on easy days … but … after an easy day, I’m left wanting.”
Second go at The Peach from Wiktor Skupinski on Vimeo.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to speed solo an alpine face, this video of SCARPA team member Ueli Steck, who contributed to the design on SCARPA’s latest mountaineering, ice and mixed climbing boots, gives you some idea of what it’s like, high on the Eiger, ropeless, thousands of feet off the deck.
This video captures just amazing perspective on what it must feel like to be in that position What’s particularly poignant is how quickly Steck trusts his axe and crampon placements in this kind of mixed terrain. And no room for error here … Continue reading...