Adrian Ballinger
  • Summits of Everest and K2 without supplemental oxygen
  • First ski descent of Makalu (5th tallest peak in world) from summit
  • First ski descent of Manaslu (8th tallest peak in world) from summit
  • Four complete 8000-meter peak ski descents
  • Eighteen summits of 8000-meter peaks (including 8 summits of Mt. Everest)
  • Founded and leads Alpenglow Expeditions, which now takes 6000+ people a year skiing, climbing and mountaineering, in Tahoe and around the world
  • IFMGA Mountain Guide since 2008
  • Proud dad of Aaro Storm
The Vision Down Parka is my do it all, super-warm down jacket. It shifts seamlessly from a comfort piece during long belay sessions on cold crag days, to essential safety gear on alpine climbs of high altitude peaks. It’s balance of warmth vs weight/packability is what makes this versatility possible; I don’t go anywhere without this parka!
Some Climbers wearing Black Diamond Vision Down Parka on a cold day in Yosemite.