Technical clothing can make your mountain trek safer and easier
Mercifully, the team made sure I was outfitted properly for my challenge. First up, the Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX hiking boots (salomon.com) are lightweight, have a supportive high ankle and are waterproof. The Arc’Teryx Beta AR Jacket (snowandrock.com) is equally waterproof and also windproof thanks to cutting-edge Gore-Tex Pro. Patagonia’s Stormfront Pack 30L Backpack (patagonia.com) kept my gear dry and made the weight comfortable. Finally, the Cool-Lite Mira Pullover Hoody (icebreaker.com) gave me a merino wool base layer of warmth (and it was comfy as anything).