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Maarten is Mountain Moxie’s Gear Editor and regular contributor. As a self-proclaimed gear nerd, he’s the man for the job. He’s equally at home climbing trad, ice and snow and can occasionally even be found sport climbing. Originally from The Netherlands, he now lives near Canmore, Alberta, but travels extensively and you may find him on an alpine wall near you!

Maarten van Haeren

The world famous belayer-to-the-stars is now part of the Mountain Moxie team. Andy has been a Bow Valley resident since before the glaciers receded and has long been a party of the local climbing community there. In addition to his written reviews Andy is contributing his videography skills to the Mountain Moxie video reviews.

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Kailas Mutant 45L Backpack

Kailas Mutant 45L Pack Review

Mountain Moxie tests the Mutant 45L, a pack that supposedly adapts to all aspects of alpinism: from a quick ski tour to long mixed climbs. Find out if it lives

What gear does a top climbing photographer use?

Tim Banfield is one of Canada's leading climbing photographers. His images have graced dozens of magazine covers, hundreds of articles and probably thousands of social media posts.He is frequently asked

Scarpa MontBlanc Pro GTX boots review

Review: Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX boots

After climbing in my Kayland Event mountaineering/ice climbing boots for roughly ten years I was told to retire them from the field. I was ice climbing with my brother-from-another-mother Barry

Long Term Review – La Sportiva Ganda Approach Shoe

What's the best approach shoe for a multi-pitch loving climber?  Here's my experience. Around 2008 after a shoulder injury started limiting how hard I could climb, I started transitioning to

5 Tips for Great Climbing Photos

5 Tips for Great Climbing Pics!

John Price is a climbing/adventure photographer based in Canmore, Alberta.   He's been published in Rock & Ice, The New Zealand Alpine Journal and others.  His photos of Will Gadd and

Long Term Review: The North Face Base Camp Duffel

Regardless of your mountain plans, it’s always a good idea to pack a little extra for plan B. That extra pair of rock shoes in the car might end up

Patagonia Dual Aspect Hoody

Gear Review: Patagonia Dual Aspect Hoody

The Patagonia Dual Aspect Hoody is a versatile layer that can be used as a mid layer and shell layer, given the right conditions. By using a hybrid construction, Patagonia

toyota land cruiser for ice climbing trip

Tips For Buying An Adventure Truck

Some of the best adventures are down bad roads. Whether you are a rock climber, backcountry skier,  ice climber or mountaineer there is probably an adventure you dream of that

Climbing Destinations: Washington Pass, USA

Why Washington Pass? Long, epic, alpine granite routes with ridiculously easy access. Your standard approach is little more than a (1.5-3hr) walk in a (steep) park. You get to sleep

Tick Safety

Spring in the Canadian Rockies is a time of movement - bears leave their dens, robins, and other migratory birds appear, and crocuses burst through the softening soil.  After months

Destination: Climbing in the Ghost River Valley

First time visitors to the Ghost could be forgiven for thinking they've wandered into the Wild West.    It's not unusual to have the peace shattered by the howl of a

Gear Review: Rab Positron Jacket

During this arctic cold spell in the Canadian Rockies, walking outside is like walking into a deep freezer. Though the Mountain Moxie team was still getting out, we did spend

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