Julia Nilesposted an image about Mountain Hardwear Wool Nut Cadet Cap - Women's on January 4, 2010
Sailing in Wellfleet Bay
Julia Niles will light you up with her big, goofy smile. She is a all about adventure and uses climbing and skiing to take her her all over the world. She guides in Jackson Hole, Alaska, and South America- and is one of the few women certified by the AMGA as a rock and alpine guide. Two years ago, diagnosed with a lung tumor, she was not sure she would be able to continue her alpine climbing and guiding. Her doctor said she would lose a lung. But she found a great doctor who saved half of her lung and her passion for climbing picked her right back up after surgery. Less than six months later, she became the first woman to on-sight, solo the Grand Traverse of the Tetons in a day. Her passion continues, and she has been traveling the world climbing and skiing since. She is thrilled to be part of backcountry.com.
Sailing in Wellfleet Bay
My first flight about to begin. I was pretty darn psyched about it. In Revelstoke, BC.
I love this jacket. Mountain Hardwear made the perfect down jacket for wearing under a shell. I get frustrated with super puffy down jackets when I am active in the mountains because I cannot fit my shells over them. So when it is very windy or cold, you lose warmth by having the shell jacket under the down. This layer is hooded to keep your head extra warm when needed, and it is light enough to always stuff in the pack in case it gets colder than you expect. I just brought it on our new years ski into a remote lodge- didn't need it on the way up, but on the way down, it was essential. I was also pleased to note that I was not the only one with this layer.
This has changed backcountry sleeping forever. I have serious hip issues- too much pounding up and down mountains with guide packs, so I have a hard time sleeping on thin pads. I've used this now for four months and have had no holes and no other issues other than the ones that appear in my sweet dreams. I can't say anything bad about these pads. They even come with some repair glue.
I love this product- finally I get to replace my fuzzy homemade version of this. Its use: when you are climbing something gnarly- you don't want a wrist leash to make it difficult to place your gear, but if you drop a tool, you would be up ****'s creek. You can even rest on this in an emergency. The swivel makes switching tools easy. And you can just drop one and let it hang while you do other more important things.
Way to show all the other packs up with MAJOR presence at this crag in Canmore, Alberta.
These are awesome pants. I'm 5'10 so need a "long" option- which MH has, as well as exact pant sizes to choose from rather than just small, medium, and large. I love these pants- they are comfortable pants that double as casual jeans for a long trip in the car or airplane, and you don't have to change to go to the crag. I couldn't be happier.
These are perfect climbing pants for me- good for scuffing against granite and as shown, nice and stretchy.
Somewhere in British Columbia . . .