Gear Guide: Scaling Mt. Huandoy with the Smileys
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Considering a high-alpine climbing adventure? For such a high-risk trek, here’s the gear Mark & Janelle Smiley leaned on to climb Mt. Huandoy in Peru.


In this issue, mountaineering power couple Mark and Janelle Smiley climb and ski high in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca as a sort of “cross training” for their monstrously ambitious multi-year climbing goals. For such a high-risk, high-reward, high-alpine environment, here’s the gear they lean on.
La Sportiva Spitfire

La Sportiva Syborg
Arc’teryx Alpha FL Jacket

Arc’teryx Gamma MX Hoody

Arc’teryx Alpha Comp Pant
Black Diamond Skylight Tent

MSR Reactor® Stove Systems

Therm-a-rest® NEOAIR® XTHERM™

Feathered Friends Spoonbill UL Sleeping Bag
La Sportiva Syborg Ski

La Sportiva RSR Ski

Burton GORE-TEX Glove