Reviewing Camp Chef’s Rainier Camper Combo Stove

Thanks to Geoff Unger, American Mountain Guide/IFMGA Guide, for this review of the Rainier Camper Combo Grill/Griddle/Stove, part of the Camp Chef Mountain Series. I was excited to receive my Camp Chef Rainier Campers Combo stove and was initially impressed with the interchangeable grill and griddle. Most camp stove systems I have used have two […]

A review of the Osprey Rev 12 backpack

Rob Coppolillo, Aspirant Mountain Guide, recently tested the Osprey Rev 12 backpack while mountain biking, hiking, and rock climbing in and around Boulder, Colorado, mostly while training for his alpine exam. He offered the AMGA some feedback on the pack. Coppolillo thought this pack was really solid for all the sport for which he reviewed […]

Massey’s Go-To Glasses: A Review of Smith’s Frontman ChromaPop

By Scott Massey I just wanted to do a quick review of the Frontman sunglasses that Smith Optics was so generous to pass along.  I have to say up front, that I’ve never really been a sunglasses person.  On the glacier or on other reflective surfaces, sure, but I’ve never found a pair that suits […]

How Fast? Adidas Terrex Fast R (shoe review)

I am the Advocacy Director for the American Mountain Guides Association, based out of Boulder, Colo. I am also an AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, and have guided in various locations in the past ranging from the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado to Red Rock Canyon, outside of Las Vegas, to the Cascades of Washington. […]

Smith Optics New ChromaPop Polarized Lenses Brighten the World

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By Jeff Ward, American Mountain Guide (AMGA/IFMGA),  AMGA Instructor Team Member, & Owner North Cascades Mountain Guides The latest pair of sunglasses Smith Optics sent me came with the new ChromaPop Polarized Grey/Green lens.  I’m not sure what exactly is behind this new lens technology, but it works (read Adventure Journal’s review by clicking here […]