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Kootenay Climbing Festival Returns September 20th

by Vince Hempsall, September 18, 2014

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The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival is pleased to announce that Australian mountaineering and climbing legend John Fantini will be guest speaking at the event. Fantini, who now resides in Penticton, BC, has innumerable first alpine and rock climbing ascents to his credit around the world and, at 71 years old, is still going strong, putting […]

Review of the RAB Neutrino 200 Down Sleeping Bag

by Vince Hempsall, May 9, 2014

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I’m a hot guy in bed. That is, my body is like a 6-foot furnace when I’m horizontal for the night. And when I sleep outside, that furnace seems to kick into overdrive. I’ve spent more than one evening lying in a tent wishing I could just tear a hole in the fabric to increase […]

Review of the Exped Ultralite 500 Down Sleeping Bag

by Vince Hempsall, December 26, 2012

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In 2009 Exped completely changed my backcountry sleeping experience. Until that time I had endured innumerable nights on a well-known brand name sleeping pad, which was like sleeping on a slice of tissue paper. No matter how tiny the rock, root or rodent underneath me, I could feel every poke and prod the second I […]