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The Annapurna IV three friends expedtion is utilizing the lightest,
most durable and technologically advanced apparel, ski and communication
equipment.  Climbing Annapurna IV is not easy, having the right gear
makes it just possible.
 Ben Clark depends on the gear from the companies below:
Mountain Hardwear 
Apparel: Mountain Hardwear:  Compressor PL hooded Jacket and Pants,
Phantom jacket, Pinnacle Jacket, Monkey man fleece jacket, Windstopper Vest,
Powerstretch Suit, Belay T, navigation pants, Aguille pants
and Habenero gloves
Osprey Packs 
 Backpack:  All three are utilizing the Osprey Atmos 65.
Dynafit Alpine Touring Skis 
Ski:  Dynafit FT 10.0 Carbon (178), TLT Vertical FT binding
and 10.0 Speedskins
 Boots:  Garmont Mega Ride, Dakota, Nagevi XCR and bridgedale socks


Smith Optics

Optics:   Smith Phenom Turbo Fan google, Gallegos and Projekt sunglasses 
Cliff Shots and Blocks 
 Food:   Clif bars, shots, bloks and recovery drinks
Sterling Rope 
 Ropes: Sterling rope---Marathon™ Half 8.8mm, Nano 9.2 fusion.
 Communication:  Iridium 9505 satellite phone, iPAQ hx2700 Pocket PC,
Humanedgetech.com Contact 4.0 software, Canon A710 IS digital camera,
Sony HVR-A1U HDDV camcorder