The success of this project depends on our wonderful partners!
CounterAssault – Kalispell, MT
The trails and backcountry of Glacier National Park have long been home to grizzly and black bears. We carry CounterAssault Bear Deterrent Spray each and every time we venture into Glacier National Park.
Thankfully, we have not had to use it.
CounterAssault recommends that you always assume bears are around. While recreating, be alert and use common sense.
Carry bear spray at all times while hiking or climbing in the park. It is not unusual to find bears on summits in the late summer and fall. They are up there looking for insects which are full of nutrition.
Hammer Nutrition – Whitefish, MT
Hammer Nutrition has saved the day on many of our climbs. We use the following products before, during, and after the climbs.
Perpetuem is our go-to energy source for climbing. Perpetuem provides consistent, reliable energy, maximizes stored fat utilization, and buffers lactic acid to prevent muscle fatigue. On the road or trail, Perpetuem is the breakfast, lunch, and dinner of champions!
We use Recoverite after long days so we can hit it again the next day. Recoverite supplies your body with the proper 3:1 ratio of complex carbohydrates and the highest quality whey protein isolate, along with generous amounts of multi-beneficial glutamine (a whopping three grams per serving!), the potent antioxidant l-carnosine, and a full-spectrum electrolyte profile. Climbing requires a great deal of electrolytes.
We use Endurolytes to fulfill a crucial component of your fueling by supplying your body with a balanced, full-spectrum, rapidly assimilated electrolyte source, allowing you to meet your widely variable electrolyte needs with tremendous precision, hour after hour, no matter what the weather throws at you.
We also occasionally use Hammer Bars, Hammer Gel, Heed Sports drinks, and Race Cap Supreme. In the off season Blake used Tissue Rejuvenator to heal up after knee surgery.
Sawyer Products – Florida
We carry Sawyer Water Filters during our trips. We also sell them through our store.
Sawyer has a proprietary hollow fiber membrane filters are small, portable, easy-to-use, reliable, inexpensive, and can last a decade without needing to be replaced. Sawyer filters are certified for ABSOLUTE microns making it impossible for harmful bacteria, protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerae and Salmonella typhi (which cause Cholera and Typhoid) to pass through.
Just drink: no pumping, no chemicals, no waiting, no worries! Incredibly fast flow rate, simple to use, and each filter can be backwashed to extend its life. Sawyer is so confident in their filter technology, most Sawyer Water Filters come with a 1 million gallon guarantee
Brunton Outdoors – Boulder, CO
For powering our mobile devices we carry products from Brunton.
We use the ReSync which is Brunton’s solution for demanding USB devices like tablet computers and e-readers. Water resistant and rugged, it also still powers hand-held items like phones, games, and action sport cameras on-the-go.
ReStore is a rugged hybrid charger that keeps our electronics charged up for on the trail charging our cell phones and other electronic devices that suck power. It can charge itself.
At basecamp we use the 4 Watt Solaris solar panel. This panel offers high performance CIGS solar panels are the worlds most effective under low light or cloud cover, and unbreakable thin film is tear resistant and lightweight.
Outdoor Research – Seattle, WA
We are really looking forward to rocking some Outdoor Research gear this year. We will have gear review after we have a chance to check out their other gear like rain gear and apparel.
We have use their gloves, hats, and especially gaiters for years.
Their products are legendary for quality and longevity and they have a lifetime guarantee.
Smith Optics – Sun Valley, ID
Smith Optics, Inc. was founded in 1965. Since then they have been an industry leader in eye protection and now set the standard for high performance eyewear, goggles, and helmets.
Smith Optics built their reputation on quality, performance product and they stand behind it. If you experience a manufacturing defect in materials or workmanship Smith Optics warrants your sunglasses, goggles and helmets for the lifetime of the product, and we will repair or replace the product at no charge.
That is why we love Smith Optics, no hassle on the return products.