Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56ULTRALITE SERIES 1 & 2 2 & 2+ Available for: Tent specific Available for: Helium UL HELIUM UL 1 & 2 HELIUM UL XENON UL XENON UL ADDITIONS BANSHEE GEAR STORE Available for: BANSHEE GEAR STORE FITTED FOOTPRINT Don’t FORGET... Corvus 85 headtorch Trangia triangle food pouches EXPEDITION SERIES MTN 2 Hutsa Expedition - September 2016 - Rob Partridge MTN 2 XPD 3 XPD 3 Available for: Helium UL & Xenon UL TREK TARP Available for: Helium UL & Xenon UL TREK TARP New Zealand mountaineer and product designer, Rob Partridge, ascends the 5860m Mt. Hutsa in the Genyen Massif of China’s Sichuan province. Myself and a team of six set out to the mountains of China’s western region to establish new routes in the Genyen Massif and make the first ascent of Mt. Hutsa. Hutsa has a pyramidal peak similar to the Matterhorn and we knew that it would require a mix of technical and rock climbing to make the top. Working for over a decade in the outdoor industry it felt like I was completing the circle as I took my first steps into the mountain range with an F10 Alpine 45 rucksack on my back. I was relying on products I helped design to keep me alive. We established base camp at 4200m pitching our F10 MTN 2s and F10 XPD3s. That night, we were rudely awoken by a magnitude 5.2 earthquake which tested our confidence but we decided to push on. Using the lightweight F10 Helium UL and F10 Xenon 2 we could cover a lot of tough climbing and we managed to set up an Advanced Base Camp at 4800 metres. We used this to acclimatise and strike out for the summit in one single push. A break in the weather meant we knew it was now or never, climbing in pairs we picked off lines that appealed to our respective strengths. James Moneypenny and I making the summit with Tito Arosio and Luca Vallata making the unclimbed and unnamed 5912m peak S-E from Hutsa for the first time. The international expedition of Robert Partridge (NZ), Peter Linney (EIRE), Luca Vallata, Tito Arosio (IT), James Moneypenny, Tom Nichols and Heather Swift (UK) was supported by Vango. They summited Mt.Hutsa and pioneered new routes in the Genyen Massif. FOR TENT SPECIFICATIONS, PLEASE SEE THE FOLD-OUT TENT MAP AT THE BACK OF THIS BROCHURE