Hyperlite Mountain Gear would like to welcome our newest ambassador. Bad Ass for sure!
“Basically I’m in love with wide open places, and I strive to explore those places to the fullest. Climbing gets me exactly where I want to be. Every time I’m climbing I think its the coolest thing I’ve ever done.”- Angela VanWiemeersch
Angela (or VanStein known for her epic stein pulls), lives for the mountains. From the peaks of Alaska to her home crags of Zion, where she works a climbing guide, Angela is constantly seeking to push herself to higher limits. As an accomplished climber on rock, ice and mixed terrain Angela views her self as an explorer at heart. In 2010 she completed a 1400 mile solo unsupported bike tour from Detroit, Michigan to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The lure of the unknown and the vast beauty of untouched landscapes then continued to drive her North.
In 2011 Angela found herself again on a journey where the road ends and the tundra begins. She paddled 430 miles, unsupported on the Mackenzie river in the Northwest territories of Canada. Her pursuit to find great adventures led her to the Alaska Range where she became (as far as the records go) the first woman to free solo Ham and Eggs on the Moose’s Tooth.3000′ while using the Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Ice Pack. Angela has made her life not only about getting to the top of summits around the world but about the reward of the journey and the adventure of each endeavor.
First female free solo of Ham and Eggs (WI4+ M4- Jon Krakauer / Nate Zinsser) 3000′ . west side of moose’s tooth, central alaska range
Almost A Free solo ascent of Mt. Francis (IV, 5.8,60′ snow) 3,600′. (I ran into some climbers and roped up for one exposed crux pillar pitch just to be safe) Kahiltna glacier, central Alaska range.
**California Ice (WI4-5)3,000′ in the Beartooth Range in Montana (1st pitch in photo)
**Stairway to Heaven ( WI4-5) 7 pitches in jan 2013
WATER ICE ASCENTS
White Nightmare (WI4-5) 2 pitches,150′ provo canyon, utah
Bridal Veil Right (WI4-5) 2 pitches,200′ provo canyon, utah
Bridal Veil Left (Wi4-5) 2 pitches,200′ provo canyon, utah
The Matrix(WI 4, M4-5) 130′ hyalite canyon, montana
Scepter(WI 4 +) 100′ hyalite canyon, Montana