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Dom Rickicki

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Growing up in rural Western New York, Dom fostered an enjoyment for outdoor activity early in life through fishing, snowboarding, and running around the Allegheny Mountains. While in high school, a serious affinity for mountaineering literature and a growing interest in the world outside his hometown led Dom to the Adirondack Mountains for college, where he received a degree in Environmental Studies from Paul Smith’s College. Throughout college, he spent his summers traveling to Estes Park, CO, to work on trail crews and fill his downtime with as much rock climbing as possible. Post-graduation led to a full-time move out west with stints around the state of Colorado, Oregon, and Washington while pursuing a career in guiding. These days Dom lives full-time in Estes Park, CO, with his wife and dog, enjoying abundant skiing and climbing right out the backdoor. He is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide, the head guide at KMAC Guides, an instructor for the Silverton Avalanche School, and a mountain guide at Alpine Ascents International.

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Ortovox Diract Voice Review

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Mammut Barryvox Review

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La Sportiva Miura VS Review

One of the stiffest shoes out there, the Miura VS excels in a world of very hard climbing, where it can use its...
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Evolv Shaman Review

Chris Sharma designed these shoes to tackle the world's steepest, most difficult routes. Their unique "love bump"...
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Scarpa Chimera Review

You can call it ugly. You can call it expensive. Just don't call it mediocre, because this shoe is anything but.
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Evolv Yosemite Bum Review

Comfortable for cruising moderate trad routes, this expensive shoe isn't a top performer but likely suits a large...
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