Rigging Up for Mountaineering

By Freddy Grossniklaus, 19 November 2012

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    19 November 2012


    Freddy Grossniklaus


    Alpine & Ice Climbing

Freddy Grossniklaus takes us through the gear that comes along on a normal mountaineering trip. Freddy is a UIAGM/IFMGA Swiss certified mountain guide and ski instructor that has been working with Outdoor Research for the past three years. Take a look at his advice:

Freddy Grossniklaus

Park City, UT

For Freddy Grossniklaus, the mountains are his life. An IFMGA certified mountain guide, avalanche instructor, ski Instructor, USSA 330 coach and telemark instructor, he divides his time between Utah’s “Best Snow on Earth” and the Swiss Alps. He loves being outdoors, loves feeling the sun on his face, and even loves the times when he has to scrape the snow off his mug in a blizzard. Though he’s been guiding for three decades, he still thinks he’s getting away with something considering how much fun he has at “work.” There isn’t a day that he doesn’t marvel at the power and beauty of the Alps. Though he grew up in a quaint village in the Swiss Alps, he prefers Outdoor Research ski pants to lederhosen, and he’s bummed he can’t yodel. His goal is to guide until, “I drop dead at about 95 somewhere on a glacier.”