I work for International Mountain Guides, where I lead climbing, trekking, and mountaineering expeditions around the world. Right now, I’m still recovering from my most recent trip: for the last two weeks of July, I was lucky enough to lead a team of six climbers on a mountaineering expedition in rural western Mongolia. Our objective was Mount Khuiten, which — at 14,350' — is the tallest mountain in the country. It's a gorgeous, rural peak, and it's less than three miles from the border tri-point between Mongolia, Russia, and China. So cool!
The Vim Jacket and Vigor Vest, which we introduced for the first time in the Fall of 2016, have earned their way onto Team Evergreen. Without going full textile nerd on you, there’s two things this fabric brings to the party: ultra light-weight, ideal for packing, wearing, and carrying (on the run), as well as mechanical wind/water resistance that avoids chemical coatings and ingredients.