Halfway up a mountain in the depths of winter, is the last place you’d ever want your gear to fail. It doesn’t matter whether you’re scaling Mount Snowdon on a day mission, or venturing out from Camp IV high up in the Himalayas, you need kit you can trust. Your life may quite literally depend on it.
Mpora’s team of gear experts considered a lot of winter mountaineering kit for inclusion in the Outdoor 100. We looked at the merits of many different jackets, boots, pairs of crampons, ice axes and other gear before whittling down our shortlist. With only 100 spaces in the guide, we were forced to exclude many great products, choosing only the best in each category.
“Halfway up a mountain in the depths of winter, you need kit you can trust. Your life may depend on it.”
As well as our in-depth individual reviews, we’ve gathered together all the mountaineering gear that made the Outdoor 100 to create this – a selection that we believe is the ultimate winter kit bag for mountaineering. This gear is the best of the best, kit that you can rely on when you need it most. If you’re heading up into the hills this winter, this is the gear you’ll want to take with you.