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Teton Mountaineering, Jackson, Wyoming

170 N. Cache Street
Jackson , Wyoming
Tel: 307 733 3595 or 800 850 3595 (toll free)'s insider take:

When you're buying equipment like avalanche beacons and climbing rope, the bored salesman at Wal-Mart doesn't inspire confidence. This outdoor specialty shop claims to be the oldest in the States, and the stringy guy selling you an ice ax is the same dude you'll see clinging to a rock face on Grand Teton tomorrow. The shop sells everything from crampons to Clif bars, but it is most indispensable in its employees' ability to pass along advice on local conditions. Backcountry ski equipment (but not mountaineering gear) is available for rent, too.

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