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Sustainability: Our Values & Our Brand Partners

Posted by Alpinistas on Jan 14, 2022

Alpinistas and Our ValuesAt Alpinistas, we’re all about getting outside as that is the core of why we do what we do. Naturally, our company, our brand, our culture focuses on that. We love the outdoors, and we want to protect it. One way we can protect our earth is by what we wear. We don’t just pa …

​Can I Axe You A Question?

Posted by Alpinistas on Oct 26, 2021

A Beginner's Guide to Choosing an Ice Axe“Buying an [ice] axe should be the beginning of a long partnership.” - Godfrey Francis, Mountain Climbing, 1958Beginning your journey into mountaineering and ice climbing can be daunting at times. When confronted with a wall of gear or a browser page ful …

Down vs. Synthetic Insulation

Posted by Alpinistas on Oct 26, 2021

The Lowdown on DownAre you looking for the ultimate warmth for cold weather activities? Want to take a trip to the grocery store feeling like you are still wrapped in your favorite comforter? You are going to be looking for an insulated jacket. As with everything in modern outdoor clothing you have …

Alpinistas School: Mountaineering 101

Sep 16, 2021

What Is Mountaineering?Climbing has many definitions to many people in many different places. When you think of climbing, you could think of scaling up a rock in a canyon, working out moves in a climbing gym or putting in ice picks on a frozen waterfall, and with all three definitions (or more!) you …

​The (Not So) Secret to Easier Hikes

Posted by Alpinistas on Aug 30, 2021

The secret to easier hikes is not really a secret. This one key piece of equipment has been around since the beginning of time (or almost). We’re talking poles. Hiking poles, trekking poles or the old fashioned walking stick.Many hikers do not understand how easy their lives would be if they took …

Technical Jackets: The Scoop on Hardshells

Posted by Alpinistas on Aug 25, 2021

With brands from around the world creating cold weather clothing with all kinds of niche uses it can be a headache to figure out what type of jacket you need. Don’t worry, we got this, pour a cup of something warm and read on as we give you the walk through of what you should look for in your next t …