Professional guides put their gear through punishing conditions and rely on top performance. Their insights on what they use, where and why.

Lilla Molnar

Lilla Molnar

Location
Canmore, AB

Guide Speciality
Ski touring, alpine climbing, rock climbing, ice climbing

Associations
ACMG/IFMGA

I have loved this light weight simple layer... It cuts the wind and protects you from light precipitation. If I choose not to wear it I don't even notice I'm carrying clipped to my harness."

MARC PICHÉ

MARC PICHÉ

Location
Canmore, AB

Guide Speciality
Ski touring, alpine rock, guide training

Associations
ACMG/IFMGA

This has become my favourite, year-round softshell top. I wear it to protect against wind and cold as well as sun and heat... it finds a great balance between wind resistance and breathability."

SÉBASTIEN ROUGEGRÉ

SÉBASTIEN ROUGEGRÉ

Location
Chamonix, France

Guide Speciality
Expedition, mountaineering, alpine climbing, ice climbing, ski touring

Associations
SNGM/IFMGA

From years of carrying backpacks in the mountains, this is for me the most ultimate pack ever! It is so slick and neat and most of all light! When you climb in the Alps or in Himalayas it's important to travel with the lightest gear."

ISABELLE SANTOIRE

ISABELLE SANTOIRE

Location
Chamonix, France

Guide Speciality
Ski touring, alpine climbing, rock climbing, ice climbing

Associations
IFMGA

A piece that does it all... It's light, compact and stylish. Perfect for mountain use / climbing as well as city wear!"

PAUL MAIR

PAUL MAIR

Location
Oberhofen, Austria

Guide Speciality
Guide training, avalanche training, ski touring, mountaineering, alpine climbing

Associations
IFMGA

The FL is very lightweight and packable, so most of the time ski touring you know it is in your backpack but you don't notice it... if weather turns bad you are very well protected."

ROSS BERG

ROSS BERG

Location
Whistler, BC

Guide Speciality
Ski touring, alpine climbing, rock climbing

Associations
ACMG/IFMGA

This piece is my mountain seatbelt, I hope I don't need it but it comes with me almost every day in the mountains just incase the weather turns and I need reliable protection from the elements."

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