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Gear Gallery: The Katabatic in Action
Posted on July 23, 2014

The Katabatic on Everest in 2012

When we say our gear is guide-built, guide-trusted what do we mean? Well, in the specific instance of the Gear-of-the-Year award winning Katabatic tent, that statement is more than just a marketing slogan. It means that the design process included nine prototypes until full guide certification, testing on six continents and more than one thousand nights on the world’s tallest peaks. From Aconcagua to the South Col on Everest where it held strong in 121-mile-an-hour winds, the Katabatic first earned its respect from our guide and athlete team for its high altitude performance. To celebrate our annual gear event, we’re running this gallery of the best images of our Katabatic in the locations that were our testing ground. —LYA Editor

Photos by Kent Harvey, Ben Ditto, Jon Mancuso, Jake Norton, Chris Korbulic and David Morton

The Katabatic under the Northern Lights

The Katabatic in Cirque of the Unclimbables

The Katabatic dealing with weather in the Northwest Territories

The Katabatic climbing to the highest point of Africa on Kilimanjaro


The Katabatic in the Sierra

Dave Hahn resting in the Katabatic on Everest

The Katabatic on Everest in 2012

The Katabatic on Everest in 2012

The Katabatic peaking out in the Himalaya

The Katabatic high on Mt. Cook

The Katabatic at the col in New Zealand


The technical fine print on the Katabatic:

Best in Class. Guide-built and guide-tested® on First Ascent expeditions to the world’s highest peaks. Two-plus person, four-season expedition tent with ample room for mountaineering gear and essentials. Double-D door design for easy entry/exit/access to vestibule storage areas. Exclusive Y-fly design sheds more snow and adds load strength. Smaller overall footprint means less work prepping the pitch site. Two-vestibule design provides extra space and storage. Double-wall construction for condensation control. Steep walls maximize livable space.

Six-pocket interior organizer. Storage sack and
stakes included. Color-coded DAC aluminum poles.
40D ripstop nylon wall; 20D polyester mesh; 75D
coated ripstop polyester flysheet; 70D coated nylon taffeta floor. Spot clean. 90″L x 85″W x 48″H.
Interior: 48 sq. ft. Vestibule: 18 sq. ft.


Author: - Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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