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Northern Lites Elite Snowshoes
Winter and Snow Gear
38 oz (1077g)
MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes
Winter and Snow Gear
67 oz (1899g)
Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe
Winter and Snow Gear
15.7 oz (445g)
CAMP Corsa Ice Axe
Winter and Snow Gear
7.1 oz (201g)
Kahtoola Microspikes
Traction Devices
11 oz (312g)
Suluk46 Tica Ice Tool
Winter and Snow Gear
4.8 oz (136g)
Vargo Pocket Cleats Solo
Winter and Snow Gear
1.15 oz (33g)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra
Winter and Snow Gear
14.25 oz (404g)
Black Diamond Blitz Traction Spikes
Winter and Snow Gear
3.2 oz (91g)
Snowclaw Guide Shovel
Winter and Snow Gear
6.1 oz (173g)
Black Diamond Distance Spike Traction Device
Winter and Snow Gear
7.8 oz (221g)

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