If you are not a climber yourself, if the thrill of scaling a mountain or sleeping out under the stars does not appeal to you, it can be difficult to pick out the right present for someone who lives to climb. Perhaps the idea of being against Mother Nature frightens you more than it intrigues, but for a dedicated climber the rush is incomparable. In order to give the best Christmas gift for climbers 2012 take a peek at these 7 gift-giving options fit for any climber’s agenda.
This Casio Men’s watch has a very high customer rating, paying tribute to its sleek design. Perfect for anyone, although best suited for climbers or hikers, this watch offers a built-in compass. Perhaps you get worried about the climber in your life—you worry about things like, what if their compass breaks and they can’t find their way home? With this watch—a backup compass will help ensure their safety. Casio also included date and time features along with the capabilities of going under water up to 600 feet without breaking.
Any climber can use a spare compass, especially one so highly rated as the Brunton Gentleman’s Compass. The design is a compliment to the original DW Brunton design, something the climber you know will surely appreciate. There is even the option to extend the life of this compass by stopping the needle when it is not needed, making sure a climber’s compass does not run out of juice when they need it most. Also, this top-quality compass works in cardinal directions.
This book, Buried in the Sky, is an in-depth look at another world in the sky, where the mountaintops are dangerous and need to be handled with caution and just the right skill. Follow the tail of Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, both known for their amazing climbing skills. Anyone who has spent a good amount of time among the mountains will appreciate this story, especially if they enjoy cuddling up with a good book by the fireplace, almost as much as they love fighting the elements out up on the mountain tops.
If you regularly hike, you can never have enough pairs of shoes. Just like runners, new shoes are often needed because they wear down and then become dangerous, potentially causing one to slip on uncertain footing. Although a pair of reliable climbing shoes can be found for under $100, people still tend to put off purchasing new shoes. Although getting a pair will be exciting for them, it will also be beneficial towards a climber’s safety—giving you (the gift-giver) some peace of mind! These Teva climbing shoes are highly rated and waterproof, made to withstand the elements.
This protective case made by Eagle Creek will keep anything electronic safe from the elements, allowing the hiker in your life to take along cell phones, small tablets, and even cameras without fear of them getting destroyed. This allows a climber so many options, including the ability to take breathtaking images, all the while assuring their high-priced technology is in no danger of being destroyed—when dropped or submerged in water.
Even the most avid of climbers have to take a break to work and make some money. When this time comes, allow the joy and inspiration of hiking to remain with them with this desktop sculpture. This piece is made even more special with an engraved quote by John Quincy Adams.
Perfect for climbers with a new baby in the house, this little suit is perfect to inspire laughs and to make the climber in your life happy! This little suit is perfect to inspire laughs and to make the climber in your life happy! Every new parent loves receiving gifts for their children, especially when the gift is suited to something they are passionate about. This little outfit is sure to spark laughter for the next few months, that is until it becomes too small for the growing bundle of joy.