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Jack Cramer

Jack Cramer

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From as early as he can remember Jack dreamed of adventure, but he struggled to find it growing up in the mundane suburbs of Grand Rapids, MI. He got his first real taste while completing a degree in Biology from Eckerd College. Through their active international education program, he was properly introduced to the outdoors with an ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro, a summer internship on an uninhabited Panamanian island, and a NOLS course in southern Chile. Since then he’s developed his wilderness skills and sought out increasing grander adventures. The more memorable experiences include a solo trek across Mongolia, first ascents of previously unclimbed peaks in Alaska and Argentina, and negotiating otherworldly snow mushrooms en route to Cerro Torre’s rarely visited summit. He’s excited to share the expertise gleaned from these travels to educate others on gear selection and give more people a chance to enjoy the adventures they dream about.

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10 Best Sleeping Bags of 2022

10 Best Sleeping Bags of 2022

Our never-ending hunt continues for the perfect sleeping bag in this 2022 update. Within this review, we highlight our favorite models from 7 sleeping bag categories. Whether you're...
Best Climbing Belay Device of 2022

Best Climbing Belay Device of 2022

If you're roping up, you're going to need a belay device. But which one is the best? We exhaustively tested 17 of the top models at popular climbing areas all over the world to bring you...
Best Climbing Shoes of 2022

Best Climbing Shoes of 2022

We pick the best rock climbing shoes for bouldering, sport, trad, gym, kids, and beginners. No matter your budget, we have a pick for you.
La Sportiva Tarantulace
Best Buy

La Sportiva Tarantulace

Climbing gear already costs a ton. Do you really need to spend a couple hundred dollars on a pair of shoes? The answer is no. For many climbers the small performance benefits of premium shoe
La Sportiva Finale
Best Buy

La Sportiva Finale

Dedicated climbers can tear through a few pairs of shoes each, and with climbing shoe prices what they are, the costs can rise quickly. In comes the La Sportiva Finale
Best Rock Climbing Rope of 2022

Best Rock Climbing Rope of 2022

We tested 11 of the best ropes available on the market today to give our recommendations for any climbing purpose, from top-roping to sport climbing, for long alpine routes to workouts at...
Best Ultralight Sleeping Bag of 2022

Best Ultralight Sleeping Bag of 2022

We tested 15 of the top models available today to help you find the best bag for your lifestyle. Ultralight sleeping bags use top of the line materials and construction to keep you warm on...
La Sportiva TC Pro
Top Pick

La Sportiva TC Pro

The TC Pro is a versatile jack of all trades, and while it doesn't excel on steep, high-end sport climbs, the ultra-supportive, semi-stiff sole will keep your feet feeling strong pitch...
Mammut Nordwand Advanced
Editors' Choice

Mammut Nordwand Advanced

Superlatives are overused by hardshell advertisers. This jacket is capable of living up to terms like "toughest" or "most reliable." We love its sturdy Gore-Tex Pro fabric that excelled
Best Budget Sleeping Bag for Adults

Best Budget Sleeping Bag for Adults

Trying to make sense of all the different sleeping bags available today is a tall order. It doesn't have to be. We bought and tested 9 of the most popular sleeping bags priced low
Dynafit Radical
Top Pick

Dynafit Radical

A very simple and sleek hardshell that uses a Gore-Tex membrane with C-knit backer. It's our favorite hardshell for backcountry skiing but it's also suitable for any other mountain...
How to Choose a Belay Device for Rock Climbing

How to Choose a Belay Device for Rock Climbing

In the early days 'climbing' meant mountaineering and a 'belay device' was simply your body. Throw a loop of rope around your hips and use quick reflexes and mighty hand strength to keep...
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