Home: Keene, New York
Work: Rock and Ice Guide
Backcountry pursuits: Telemark, Ice Climbing
Height: 5’ 11”
Backcountry Days: 20
Resort Days: 10
Ice climbing days: 30
Ideal Group Size: 3
Powder or corn: Corn
Last book read: Savage Summit
Big-Day Breakfast: Bagels and peanut butter.
Last Season’s Best Day: “It was a day in the Chic Chocs (Quebec) last March. We skied into Mt. Logan and the skiing was pretty marginal. The visibility was really badwhite outs every day but one. But we had one clear day and had a blast skiing and exploring the trees around the cabin.”
Body Climate: “I’m typically pretty cold and don’t sweat a lot. When I’m moving I can stay warm but when I stop I do a lot of arm swinging. If I can double-pole I do. And I usually have three pairs of gloves with me on a full day.”
Prescription: To keep the cold out and the heat in, Moonstone’s Photon Hooded Jacket (moonstone.com) is ideal for the mid-layer insulator, and is more breathable than weatherproof. Patagonia’s White Smoke Glove (patagonia.com) will keep her hands warm in the biting ’Dacks cold.
And keeping the other set of digits warm is the Bridgedale Ski Midweight Sock (bridgedale.com)
Mountain Climate: “I think the Adirondacks tend to feel colder than many climatesespecially western climates like the Rockies. Even in the big mountains you don’t get the bone chilling humidity we get here. We’ve got rugged terrain and cold, nasty weather that can get trapped in the valleys up high.”
Prescription: The bomber Nina Jacket from Isis (isisforwomen.com) is paramount for the no-nonsense Adirondack, snow, wind, sleet and freezing rain. Couple that with Marmot’s Portillo Pant (marmot.com) and Emilie has a strong barrier against the Adirondacks’ harsh backdrop.The Marmot Neve Sweater (marmot.com) is a great insulating piece for belay or the truck ride home.