Fast and Light

Lighter is always better, right? Perhaps not, and you’ll be surprised to know it’s not for reasons you may think. There are tons of amazing articles on “Light and Fast” alpinism, books written for new age alpine training, and gear comparisons showing the grams saved! Let's start by being honest here, only a few elite alpinists on select occasions are pushing the limits of fast and light. So why are manufacturers shaving grams off every conceivable product in a race to produce the lightest ropes, harnesses, helmets, carabiners and who benefits?

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