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Tbolt to Starlight

We're doing Starlight and Tbolt in a few weeks and I am deciding on which direction the traverse and ascents are least difficult. From Tbolt to Starlight or the reverse? I have summited Tbolt in the past. Also, does anyone have info on snow conditions for these summits. We did Russel and Williamson last week and found NO snow except a small patch on Shepards Pass. Thanks.
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Chamonix September

Hi all,
I will be in Chamonix from 7th to 21st Sept and am looking for a partner to do some F and PD routes eg Aig. du Tour, Petit Verte and Gouter route on Mont Blanc etc.
I have been hiking and mountaineering about ten years now, however my only Alpine experience is hiking the haute route.
I have some Scottish Winter experience and trad lead to HS. Be great to hear from you ...
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Lightweight pot

I am looking for a lightweight cooking setup for bivying on route. Should be lighter than a reactor. Pot size for two people around 1.5l.
The stove will be a pocket rocket. Any recommendations for a light weight pot in that size. Preferably Al over Ti.
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WTB: Mountaineering Boots Size 49 or 50

In the market for a large pair of (ideally leather) mountaineering boots such as LaSportiva Nepal Extremes, Scarpa, Boreal, etc. Please let me know if you have anything for sale. Recently I found the Lowa Mountain Expert GTX in a 48.5 to be too small. Also, if you happen to know a US based retailer that for whatever reason has a pair of 49/50 auto/semi auto crampon compatable boots sitting on the shelf, please let ...
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Ecuador partners in August?

I'm heading off to Ecuador on Monday as leader for a school expedition. I'm with the kids for 4 weeks and then amazingly have 2 weeks to myself! I'm doing planning on getting a few days trekking and climbing in. No set plan but thinking maybe something near Quito (Pinchincha), then Las Cajas national park. I'm also considering doing a glacier skills course on Cayambe before attempting Chimborazo with a local guiding company.
I'll be ...
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Hiking to Mantova or Gnifetti Huts without using Ski Lifts Hiking to Mantova or Gnifetti Huts without using Ski Lifts

Has anyone ever hiked to the Mantova or Gnifetti Huts without using the ski lifts?
I heard that you can hike from Gresonney and that it takes about 6 hours, but can't find much information about how technical it is, actual hiking time (for medium fitness), scenery en-route, etc.
Any advice or info much appreciated.
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Thunderbolt First Ascent Party?? 1931

From my comfortable armchair I've been looking into this curious event and trying to reconcile the various incomplete reports to establish just how many of the party actually made it to the summit block top. This evening I read a transcript of Lewis Clark's 1977 oral history that is posted by the Bancroft Library here:

Here is an excerpt that should clarify the issue. Reads that the entire party made the summit.

Clark: Well, ...
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Hikes near Bear Creek Spire ???

Can anyone recommend good day hikes from camping at Treasure Lake in the Eastern Sierra? Or possibly from Long Lake. We're looking for two hikes to do, to the top of a pass, maybe top of a peak. Scrambling is fine as long as it's not too technical. Thanks for your help, it's greatly appreciated!
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SawTooth Mountain

I'm looking for snow conditions for Sawtooth Mountain near Buchanan Pass. Anyone been up in that area recently? All I hear is snow is still present.

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Unfinished Business

I wonder if anyone else feels this way - that any peaks you have attempted but failed at for some reason tend to gnaw at you and have more subsequent attraction than other peaks. They seem like unfinished business. I feel that if ever I am in the vicinity of one of these peaks again, I must finish the job. Otherwise, I tend to favor attempting new peaks rather than revisit ones I have already ...
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