Packing for an Overnight Alpine Ascent

By Martin Volken, 19 November 2012

  • DATE

    19 November 2012

  • AUTHOR

    Martin Volken

  • CATEGORY

    Alpine & Ice Climbing

Martin Volken - an IFMGA Guide and owner of ProGuiding Service of North Bend, Washington - takes time before a recent trip to describe what exactly should go into a pack for an overnight alpine ascent.  Martin reviews all the essential gear - his 'house' equipment, his personal equipment, the technical equipment, and the safety gear - and then shows us how it all easily fits into his pack. 

Martin Volken

North Bend, WA

Martin Volken is the founder and owner of Pro Guiding Service (www.proguiding.com) and Pro Ski and Mountain Service in North Bend, WA. He is a certified IFMGA Swiss Mountain Guide and guides over 120 days per year in North America and Europe as a ski, rock and alpine guide. He has pioneered several steep ski descents, ski traverses, alpine and rock routes in the Washington Cascades. He has been a member of the AMGA examiner team since 2000 and has authored and co-authored 3 books on ski touring and ski mountaineering.

Martin lives with his wife Gina and his two daughters in North Bend, Wash.

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