Thank you to all of my current sponsors. Each of these companies provides some form of help, from gear to financial support, and I depend on them to provide the best equipment for aerobic alpinism possible.
Arc’teryx has long been known for making the highest quality alpine clothing. Now they’re moving into making really rad footwear that’s inspired by the type of stuff I like to do in the mountains. I’m psyched to have their support and get to be a part of the design process!
I’ve been racing with Dynafit equipment since I started competing in ski mountaineering. I’ve moved through several generations of refinements of their equipment and am now competing on the DNA Gignoux Boot, the DNA Ski, and the Low Tech 2.0 Binding. I also love the venerable Radical Toe Piece and Expedition Heel, the Carbonio line of skis, and the skins from Pomoca!
It’s been really exciting to work with Ultimate Direction to help develop their ski mountaineering packs. I’ve always been a fan of UD so it’s rad to actually get to work with them! They take athlete feedback very seriously and are out to design the best products for their customers. I’m most excited about the new skimo race pack, a total redesign from their previous editions that takes into account all our feedback and is really an athlete driven design – stay tuned! The new SCRAM pack for aerobic alpinism is an awesome 20L bag.
Strength, Physio, Massage, and Chiropractic treatment have all been very important in staying healthy for ski season. Dr. Paul Greenwood at VSCC has been my go-to when my back gets too tight and needs to be realigned.
I’m loving Honey Stinger gels, chews, and waffles for energy while training and racing. A big step up in taste and palatability. The chewies are my favorite 🙂
Petzl are leading edge at developing light and fast gear for ski alpinism. Helmets, ropes, tools, and crampons, it’s all awesome stuff!
Sweet glasses from France! My favourites are the Julbo Aero Glasses and the Aerospace Goggle.
I’ve recently discovered Northern Playground and their ZipLong underwear. If you sweat a lot and don’t like having to decide between wearing long underwear at the start of the day or not, check it out! Plus their marketing strategy is beautiful Norwegians in underwear – can’t complain about that!
Blue Ice is a small brand that’s slowly building their alpine equipment offerings. Right now, mainly backpacks, harnesses, and tools, but more to come!