first big trip of the 2013/14 season heads out in a few days. this ones a complex & exciting blend of big wall training and remote alpine walls just before winter gets serious. covering several locations – each with its own focus – means organizing gear for rock, ice, alpine mixed, big walls and unsupported access. this aint a weekend chipping away within sight of the car.

winter wall climbing gear japan

theres gear and theres gear. some of the stuff needed for a multiweek jaunt across multiple locations, climbing styles and weather conditions.

yes, thats 2 portaledges. the bags on top contain about 2/3 of the rack and the trunk  in front is some of the food.