John Salathé started climbing at the age of 45. Two years later he and Anton Nelson pioneered Yosemite-style climbing by doing the first base to summit ascent of Lost Arrow Spire, with four nights of bivys. Our Salathé bivy is named for this bold climb, where John Salathé wished he'd known about this piece of gear before spending several uncomfortable nights on the renowned big wall route. The Salathé is our most versatile and technical bivy. Loaded with features that make it suitable for both summer and winter use. Use it for lying down in horizontal comfort, or for sitting up on that tiny ledge cooking a meal while staying cocooned, dry and tied in.