From right to left, Jeff Voigt Guides Choice Program Coordinator, Roody Rasmussen President of Petzl North America, Paul Petzl President of Petzl Europe, Dunham Gooding Director American Alpine Institute, Richard Riquelme Equipment Manager.
Petzl Sum’tec Ice Axe
The Sum’tec had it’s place on nearly every ice, or glaciated route that our testers climbed. It’s design allows it to excel in a variety of alpine climbing applications, without making sacrifices to weight or performance.
Petzl Core Battery
The Core is hands down one of the best innovations in lighting technology that AAI testers have seen. With Petzl OS and a computer the user can determine their own brightness and burn time needs. Since the Core is rechargeable it keeps about 300 batteries out of
The Attache 3D is an improvement on the highly regarded Attache locking carabiner. The Attache 3D lighter, thinner and has a larger gate opening than the original Attache making it to go-to locking carabiner on AAI guides racks.
Christopher J. Lussier, Vice president of sales and marketing accepts the Guides Choice Award from Dunham Gooding.
Sol Ti Premium Cooking System by Jetboil
The Sol Ti Premium Cooking System exhibits all the key points that
alpine climbers want in a stove system. The Sol Ti is ultralight,
compact, and super efficient. The Thermo-regulate technology allows
the Sol Ti to be used in much colder conditions without sacrificing
Left to right Dunham Gooding, Sam Killgore, Rab Marketing Manager, Karen Moldenhauer Rab Customer Service Rep, Richard Riquelme
Xenon Jacket by Rab
Testers were impressed with how lightweight, warm and compact theXenon Jacket is. The Xenon is a great insulation piece for three-season use. The Xenon sheds snow well; the fit is great for climbing, and it weighs next-to-nothing.
Left to right, Jeff Voigt, Doug Jacot, Vice President of Thermarest, Dunham Gooding, Brandon Bowers, Thermarest Product Engineer.
Ridge Rest Solar, and SOLite Sleeping Pads by Cascade Designs
The Ridge Rest Solar and SOLite are improvements on the tired and true Ridge Rest sleeping pad. Using a reflective coating on one surface of the sleeping pad, heat is reflected towards the user for use in cold conditions or when sleeping on snow. The Solar is thicker and meant for 4-season use, while the SOLite is thinner and perfect for 3-season use.
Left to right, Richard Riquelme, Jason Battenfield CEO / President of Injinji Socks, Dunham Gooding, Jeff Voigt.
Outdoor Series Socks by Injinji
AAI guides have been testing Injinji’s Outdoor Series socks from the deserts of Red Rock, to the cold and icy slopes of Alaska. Since the socks have individual toes, it provides more insulation in colder conditions, and gives sweat a place to go in hot conditions. Skin on skin contact between toes is eliminated preventing blisters between toes.