The North Face has been outfitting alpinists since the 1960s. But up until now, those athletes did so wearing mountaineering boots made by other companies. To fix what The North Face saw as an oversight, the company has built its very first mountaineering boot, the Verto S-4K.
Just as you switch your AT ski boots from walk to ski mode, Salewa's PRO Gaiter allows you to switch your mountaineering boots from walk to climb mode.
Last month, Jeff Lowe's 20-year-old frozen pack was retrieved off the Eiger's North Face. Watch Lowe open his "old VauDe backpack" (after thawing) and examine the contents, for the first time since he was forced to leave it behind in 1991.
Wenger partners with speed climber Ueli Steck to craft a Swiss Army knife optimized for alpine ascents.
Best pre-OR press release: Hi-Tec announces it is petitioning the International Olympic Committee to have “Liquid Mountaineering” (running on water) officially recognized as an Olympic sport.