What’s the Best Jacket to Take to the Tetons for Summer Climbing?
While it is true that a soft shell is a great piece, and one that is often on me or in my pack, a range like the Tetons warrants some form of waterproof protection as well. I carry both a soft shell and a Gore-Tex hard shell. The soft
shell is the one I wear most of the time, but with the high chance of thunderstorms every day in the Tetons, I also carry a light hard shell at all times. I’m amazed how often it comes out of the pack.
—Dale Remsberg is technical director of the American Mountain Guides Association and an IFMGA/AMGA licensed guide (gravityguide.com).