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Ritacuba Blanco gear

Hi I am heading to Guican tomorrow just wondering if someone whose been can give me a quick run down on what to take, I will be hiring a guide when I get there but not sure if I need to bring a sleeping bag, Sleeping mat etc.

Any help appreciated.
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Half Dome cable route this Friday?

Hi. I will be in Yosemite for the first time this weekend, and I will be alone there of Friday; I wanted to hike the Half Dome.
Does anyone know the conditions now? Web cams are not very obvious but it looks snow free.

I'm going to wear climbing shoes for grip and turn back if wet.. but so far forecast looks good.
Would clipping to the cables (via harness) help at all when they ...
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Mountaineering injuries and first aid

Okay I'm Adam and basically I am basically designing a first aid kit for Mountaineers. It will be carried on the person in some way or another.

I was hoping someone could shine some light on the main injuries as in the most common ones as I don't really know much about the sport so could anyone please shed some light on this ? (volume of injuries and where on the body?)

I presume Mountaineers ...
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Looking for snow melt, sunny spots


Headed back to my favorite area in the country the second week of April. Spring is a new time for me to visit. I'm having a terribly difficult time finding trails and campsites that are scenic but not laden with snow. Any locals with a sunny spot with some snow melt in mind? Spring breaks in the south do not exactly coincide with peak nature exploring times in the state. Looking forward to some ...
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Chamonix to Zermatt

Hi Folks,

We will be hiking the Haute Route (Integral) in July 2015. We need some beta regarding crampons. Should we take our regular front point crampons or will our Hillsound crampons be good enough?


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1934 High Trip Mystery Photo

As usual, no prizes but everyone's acclaim. Extra credit for identifying the people. I haven't a clue. Lewis Clark's photo from 6x9cm negative.

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Dufourspitze Skiconditions

Anyone know how the ski conditions are on the Dufourspitze right now?
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Stay warm on the way to where you're going and keep warm once you get
Designed to provide versatile warmth during long-distance treks, backcountry adventures, and alpine climbs, the Outdoor Research Women's Aria Down Hooded Jacket features 650-fill down insulation and a lightweight construction for the ultimate in all-around functionality.

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650-Fill down insulation offers a high warmth-to-weight ratio, breathes like a champ, and ...
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Question - Hypothetical Rescue Scenario

Hi folks,

long time lurker but signed up today seeking feedback on a scenario that some friends and I can't find the best solution too. Please keep the flame throwers on low heat if possible. We're just trying soak up some knowledge from the more seasoned climbers here on SP.

The hypothetical scenario: a team of 2 is climbing a relatively easy alpine route where the beta calls for one, 60m rope. The climb is ...
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