The Showa TEMRES 282 gloves have recently gained something of a cult following. Designed for commercial fishing in Japan, it turns out that many of the demands of mountaineering and fishing cross over—warmth, dexterity and waterproofness. I recently bought a pair and used them for a few alpine routes on 3000m peaks around Fox Glacier and can confirm: the Showa TEMRES 282s deliver all three. Too good to be true?
Beal's Stinger, at 9.4 mm and 57 g/m as well as a UIAA dry treatment seemed to fit the bill as a good all-around alpine and sport rope, without being too heavy. But how did it hold up to the abuse of climbing on it?
The Landsborough River and surround ranges.

New Zealand Alpine Club have now published our new Ōhau–Landsborough Alps guidebook. This 216-page guidebook...

The Direct route on Pope's Nose

In The Climber issue #72 (winter, 2010) a feature ran with six of the last...

It seems like all the climbers these days seem to be focused on the most...

In The Climber issue #72 (winter, 2010) a feature ran with six of the last...

The NZAC's nationally delivered winter instruction courses are now open for registrations. These courses are

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain...