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Whippet?

I've been thinking about getting one for this season. Seems like it would be nice as a second tool on steeper terrain, or as a just in case on gentler terrain.

But then I think its just a gimmick and skiing down I'll stab myself in the leg.

Does anyone have one? pros/cons? what do others think of them?
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Salewa Ice Axe Tec X Hammer – Review

As winter is approaching it is about time to take off the cast and dust off one of the most crucial items of winter mountaineering, the ice axe.

Read complete review with more photos: https://olympusmountaineering.wordpress ... er-review/

The Salewa Tex X Hammer Ice Axe is not the latest model of Salewa but is one of the most versatile models ever produced. The Salewa Tex X Hammer Ice Axe has ...
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Mt. Whitney Trail Thanksgiving Week

Hey, me and some buds are gonna try going up Whitney Thanksgiving Week, providing the weather isn't nuts. Obviously if the weather conditions are horrendous, I will call it off. We have intermediate snow/ice experience, having done Rainier and Baker this last summer. Any suggestions on whether pro is needed after Trail Camp? Thanks.
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Mount Charleston in March - Conditions? Gear?

I'm heading to Vegas the end of March, and would like to hike Mount Charleston. Based on the reading I've done, I expect snow cover, but was hoping for some local insight if available. I've hiked snow-covered 14ers previously with microspikes - can I expect the snow conditions to be firm enough for microspikes, or should I come with snowshoes? I'm just looking for traction aid questions - I'll have cold weather insulation gear to ...
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RMNP - Glacier Gorge Trailhead. Peak Bagging.

Hi All,

Good day.
I would like to attempt a peak from Glacier Gorge Trailhead.
What I am hearing from the Park Service that, there are no trails going to any of the peak - it is all cross country.
My Question is - How difficult is the routes from Black Lake for the below peaks

Chiefs Head Peak 13579 ft / 4139 m II, Class 3
Pagoda Mountain 13497 ft / 4114 m II, ...
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Climbing above 7000 meters in the Karakoram Climbing above 7000 meters in the Karakoram

Does anyone know of any 7000 meter peaks in the Karakoram that would be possible to achievable without too much technical climbing?

My next step up in altitude is a 7000 meter peak, and at the same time i'm dreaming of seeing the Karakoram giants in person. Any ideas for a realistic peak in this region?

I've been looking at Spantik for a start, but it's about 150 km away from the mountains I'd like ...
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V0 - V3 Classics in Bishop + Looking for V4 suggestions

http://www.shedreamsofalpine.com/blog/2017/10/9/10-of-my-favorite-bouldering-problems-in-bishop-california-for-the-beginner-boulderer

I'm getting excited about Bishop Season again this year. Just went on my first trip of the 2017 season last weekend to work Solarium (V4), one of my projects. Anyways, just wanted to share a few of my favorite V0-V3 bouldering problems in Bishop, all challenging in their own right.

I'm hoping to break the Bishop V4 range this season. Does anyone have suggestions of good/classic or favorite V4/V5 problems, besides Solarium ...
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HAPE experiences sought. Ever heard of strange cases?

It's a long shot, but who knows one of you might know more.

Basically I am out and about a lot. There's a mountain somewhere? I have to go up even if it takes me ages to get there. However, I've never been good with heights. 1000m above sea and running becomes very difficult. 2500m makes walking very difficult. 3000m and I'm close to being a vegetable even if I spent a few nights at ...
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Parking at Maroon Bells/hike from Aspen to Crested Butte

Here is a good resource for info on parking at Maroon Bells if you are accessing the backcountry/climbing areas. Also good info on the hike from Aspen to Crested Butte.
www.tmbtent.com/guide-hiking-aspen-crested-butte/
Read more : Parking at Maroon Bells/hike from Aspen to Crested Butte | Views : 175 | Replies : 0 | Forum : Colorado


Ruth Mountain trip

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Fall colors, snow on route, lost phone... if someone finds it, I want my sd card please, samsung s5, no one else around on peak, few hikers... trip report posted if interested, just a great day, probably last summit this year for me...??? hmmm...
Read more : Ruth Mountain trip | Views : 252 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Pacific Northwest (WA, OR)


 

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