The Gear

The Baruntse 2009 expedtion is utilizing the lightest,most durable and technologically advanced apparel, skis and technical climbing equipment. When encountering technical terrain from mixed rock and ice to steep skiing, the products below have demonstrated the ability to go the distance. They are the components of the quiver of one the team has selected and tested throughly.

Ben Clark and the team depend on the gear from the sponsors below:

Mountain Hardwear

Apparel: Mountain Hardwear: Compressor PL hooded Jacket and Pants,
Phantom jacket, Argon Jacket, Berylium Bib, Monkey man fleece Zip T, Power stretch tight,Belay T, navigation pants, Torsion Gloves, Fulcrum EXT gloves and CIMA gloves

Osprey Packs

Backpack: All three team members are utilizing the Osprey Variant 52.

Dynafit Alpine Touring Skis

Ski: Dynafit FT 10.0 Carbon (178), TLT Vertical FT12 binding

and 10.0 Speedskins

Petzl Aztarex Ice tools, Aztar Ice tools, Adjama Harness, Reverso3, M10 crampons, Helios helmet, laser ice screws, assorted carabiners


Boots: Garmont Radium Alpine touring boots and bridgedale socks

Smith Optics

Optics: Smith IO goggle, Projeckt and Super Method sunglasses

Cliff Shots and Blocks

Food: Clif bars, shots, bloks and recovery drinks

Ropes: Evolution Duetto 8.4mm x 2 in action on Bridal Veil Falls at the link below:

Bridal Veil Falls Ice Climbing

Train at Telluride Ski Resort. Palmyra Peak, Prospect ridge and Bald mountain are some of the best big mountain turns you will ever take! Check out some video:

2009 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour in Telluride