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Andy Jacobsen

Andy Jacobsen

Salt Lake City, Utah

Andrew's Passions

Trad Climbing
Telemark Skiing
Ice Climbing
Mountaineering
Bouldering

Andrew's Bio

Born and raised in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains I was lucky enough to be introduced to downhill skiing at a very young age. At age 15 I left the comforts of my alpine bindings and began to explore the sport of telemark skiing. It was not all easy and I definitely have the scars to tell, but the challenge kept me coming back for more. I honed my skills at Telemark Freeskiing competitions, placing in the top 5 multiple times and in the big mountains of the world, climbing and skiing in the Cordillera Blanca range of Peru, Patagonia, the Chilkat and Chugach ranges of Alaska, the Tetons and of course the Wasatch. These days you will most likely find me on a skin track searching out steep lines and deep powder or wandering around the desert climbing towers. I am truly lucky to have the support of family, friends and sponsors which allows me to pursue my passion and push big mountain freeheel skiing to a new level. I plan to continue to do so as long as possible.
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Andy Jacobsen

Andy Jacobsen wrote a review of on March 22, 2012

5 5

After years on the O1, this year I switched to the Axl this year and have really liked them. The adjustable flex point makes them a versatile binding that works with all different types of boots and styles. I like the powerful and smooth feel of this binding. The tour mode switch took some getting used to and does ice up occasionally but it is easy to de ice it with your pole.

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Andy Jacobsen wrote an answer about on December 19, 2011

I have used both strap-on and heel throw/toe bail type crampons with this boot. I never had any problems with either. I was pleasantly surprised at how well these boots did on ice with a strap-on crampon.

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Andy Jacobsen wrote a review of on December 13, 2011

5 5

Possibly the greatest beanie of all time. My go to beanie for shredding the backcountry. Perfect for really frickin cold days as is offers maximum coverage. Yet super steezylicious for kicking the apres party in the face. Truly an all arounder. Simplicity, functionality and steeze all wrapped up in nice little beanie. Booyah!

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Andy Jacobsen wrote a review of on October 7, 2011

4 5

I bring this buttery pow ski out for the deepest of days. Not an everyday ski for the resort by any means. This big boy is at home ripping deep pow and big lines. The tip and tail rocker gives this ski a very buttery feel. Super easy to turn. The 195 is for rock stars, a ton of fun going fast but a lot of ski to haul around. The 185 should be sufficient for most.

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Andy Jacobsen wrote a review of on September 30, 2011

5 5

I thought this would just be a sport climbing harness for me but once I started using it I began to really like its simplicity and fit. It became my favorite harness and I started to wear it all of the time. Amazing how comfortable it is being so light. At this point I have been through a handful of hanging belays with this harness and it was surprisingly not too bad. I have used this harness for mountaineering, ski-mountaineering, alpine climbing, multi-pitch trad and sport climbing and been happy with it in all situations. With four gear loops there is enough room for a fat rack at the creek. Awesome as an alpine harness because of it is lightweight and the fact that it fits so well that you hardly know it is on when hiking or scrambling. It lacks adjustable leg loops which would make it a better alpine harness but that would only add weight. I have had no problem getting this harness on over ski boots. A ski boots with crampons would be tight but you could probably do it carefully. Overall I am super impressed with the versatility of this 'sport climbing' harness.

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Andy Jacobsen wrote a review of on September 29, 2011

5 5

My all time favorite bolt side biner for draws. Kink in the spine make for a larger gate opening and keylock nose allows easy on and off, super nice when cleaning really steep routes. Overall a bigger biner so it is a bit nicer on your rope. The overall feel of this biner is super sleek. If you have a friend with these biners do not use them unless you are ready to buy some yourself. Once you have felt the goodness there is no going back.

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Andy Jacobsen wrote a review of on September 26, 2011

5 5

Perfect combo of lightweight and performance. Amazing boot. Super comfortable. My first day in them I hiked over 14,000 vertical feet, no blisters, no foot pain. Awesome range of motion in tour mode. I love the middle buckle. I keep the middle buckle loosely buckled while touring, all other buckles unbuckled for comfort. It keeps my heel in place and prevents any slipage that could cause blisters. Like others have said, keep an eye on the bolts that hold the buckles they can tend to loosen. I put red loctite on mine and permanently solved the problem.

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Andy Jacobsen wrote a review of on December 31, 2010

4 5

Awesome system. Light and very fast. Boils water extremely fast and actually simmers ok too. I have been using jetboil products for a few years now. My only complaint is that jetboils are hard to cook eggs on due to the small area in which the stove applies heat. My fix is that I am constantly moving the pan when cooking eggs to keep it from burning the center. The lighweight and speed more than make up for this, especially because I am usually car camping if I am cooking eggs and have a different, bigger/heavier, stove for car camping.

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