Guides Choice Testing Program

For more than 20 years the American Alpine Institute Guides Choice testing program has tested and called out the best and most cutting-edge equipment for alpinists, rock climbers, skiers, and backcountry travelers.

Our professional guide staff is constantly testing gear in the most extreme conditions around the world to ensure that our shop carries only the best products.

Guides Choice ~ The Peak of Approval

Standard Crevasse Rescue Kit


We have put together this basic crevasse rescue kit that is designed to meet the needs of most serious amateur alpinists, as well as students on American Alpine Institute's 3-, 6-, and 12-day introductory mountaineering courses. The kit is designed with beginners in mind, so it includes all the cordage and carabiners required for an individual climber's glacier travel set-up.

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AAI Equipment Shop

1513 12th Street

Bellingham WA 98225

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