Looking for that perfect gift for your climber? Here are some ideas based on my 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s: Memories are Everything this past year:
Take walk with your climber and ask him/her why they love the mountains.
Black Diamond Nitron Carabiner: strong, solid and easy to clip on and off the life lines. I used these exclusively on Everest and Denali
The Ledge: A story of resilience and courage by my friend Jim Davidson. Trapped on Rainier in a crevasse, his partner dying … the story reveals what humans can do.
Buff: Keeps your neck and face warm but does not feel stifling. A must have for any serious cold weather climber
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp: Latest generation with long battery life AND outstanding brightness – the holy grail of headlamps
Icebreaker Merino Top: you got me at merino wool – soft and stink free. This top with neck zip is the way to go.
Patagonia R1 Hoody: An almost perfect mid layer with an almost perfect hood that zips up like a Buff
Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody: Light and warm without the bulk. When combined with the proper layers this jacket can go to the summit in extreme conditions.
Mountain Hardwear South Col Pack: My new goto pack for Everest. Comfortable, and well built. And if you need more space look at the huge BMG version
Alan holding a picture of Ida Arnette who died from Alzheimer's Disease
Make a contribution to Alzheimer’s. This is a devastating disease with no cure with caregivers being the silent victims. Make a difference this holiday season by learning the 10 warning signs and making a donation
Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the U.S. $2 trillion over the next decade. (source: UsAgainstAlzheimer's)