Mother, ultrarunner, race director, mountaineer, climber, amateur photographer, and backpacker
In the PNW, a good synthetic insulating layer is key, since it stays warm when wet. I’ve been done dirty by my down puffy too many times, so I have never regretted this purchase!
Love these crampons. In a pinch, they’ve worked well over my trail runners for crossing steep (non-icy) snowfields. They’re super light and pack easily in my running pack.