02 Mar What’s in Your Pack: Erik Dalton, Owner, Jagged Edge Mountain Gear
I go backcountry skiing at least a few mornings every week throughout the winter, so this pack and accompanying gear see a lot of use. Everything included in my backpack I carry every time I go into the backcountry. All this gear can be found at Jagged Edge Mountain Gear. Not mentioned is an avalanche beacon, which I am always wearing!
G3 Speed Tech Probe – light and easy probe to assemble
Ortovox Pro Alu Shovel – lightweight awesome shovel
G3 Bone Saw – for snow pits/tests and for emergency firewood!
Dynafit Ski Crampons – for icy skin tracks
Dynafit Touring Repair Kit – parts and pieces in case something breaks
Swix Powder Baskets– extra if needed
Swix F4 Glide Wax – for changing snow conditions
Body Glide– for blisters or foot care
Kohla Skin Wax – for sticky skins and changing snow conditions
Brooks Range 10X Magnifying Loop – for snow science
Brooks Range 1M ruler – for snow pits and snow layer depth
Adventure Medical 0.3 Kit – for bumps and bruises
AIARE Blue Book – for snow science recording and reference
Topo Map of Telluride – because you should always have a map!!
Voile Straps – many and multiple sizes, to fix anything that might break!
Pomona Climbing Skins – to go uphill!
Jagged Edge Powerwool Hoody – an extra mid layer to wear while skiing
Water Bottle – because hydration is key!
BCA Link Radio – for communication with ski partners in the backcountry
Dynafit Ski Leashes – just in case needed
Energy gels and Probar Chews – for quick calories
Leatherman Multitool – for binding adjustments, repairs, slicing cheese…
Sweet Protection Gore Tex Shell Jacket – for foul weather
Hestra Wakayama Glove – warm gloves for the ski down
Hat, Goggles, Buff – for the ski down
Bluetooth Headphones – for the skin track up!
Siege the Dog – although not carried in my pack, she accompanies me on every ski mission throughout the winter!