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Exploring Boots (context: Denali's Cassin Ridge)

So, as many of you know, finding a boot for high altitude mountaineering that involves mixed climbing is a bit of a royal pain in the rear. At least that has been my experience. And in all of my initial research and after trying on Spatniks, G2 SM, and others, I was pondering why not an AT ski boot?
There's the Atomic Backlands, the Dynafit TLT's...

What is driving my exploration of this question is ...
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Lotus flower tower

Lotus Flower Tower: If anyone is free 28 July to 12 August and has a Cirque of the Unclimbables trip on their wish list, my partner and I have a float plane booked from Finlayson Lakes to Glacier Lake with Kluane Airways For those dates. At present the plane has capacity for 2 more people to share costs if another team was interested.
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Heads up: new Canadian Rockies peakbagging guidebook

A Peakbagger's Guide to the Canadian Rockies: North
by Ben Nearingburg
by Eric Coulthard
Release Date: 09/05/2017
ISBN 9781771601986
5 x 7 inches
288 pages
$35.00 (CAD)

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmo ... -1.4169368

http://www.rmbooks.com/book_details.php ... 1771601986
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Canadian Rockies conditions & best time to climb


hoping to soon finalize travel plans to the Great White North for a soon upcoming climbing trip (yay!!). While I'm familiar with the area (actually went there last year), if anyone could give what conditions are (shaping up to be) or best time(s) to climb, I would be greatly appreciative, especially for mountains/routes given (prospective wish list):

* Mt. Temple- E. ridge

* Mt. Alberta- Japanese route

* Mt. Robson- Wishbone Arete

Any tips, ...
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Recommendations for Denali NP Trip?

Hi all,

Headed to Denali NP early Sept. 2017. Driving up from Anchorage and have about 6 non-driving days.

Looking for recommendations for:

Non-technical peaks close-ish to the road (backpacking is fine, but clearly don't have a ton of days...)
rock climbing either in Denali NP similarly close to the road or on the way from Anchorage.

having some trouble finding info on my own- appreciate any tips!

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Denali - Climbing options - Cost

I am looking for few options to explore.

- Which Guide company charge the lowest for a - Denali West Buttress Climb.
- Which company charge lowest for - Denali Prep Course?
- Is there a web link where all Denali Guide Companies are listed?

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Bryant ridge?

Hey! Is this area: Bryant Ridge still accessible in Algonquin park. I haven't heard it before anywhere else. We are planning a Algonquin park trip for May and was looking for good hiking opportunities. Found these 3:
Eastern Pines Backpacking Trail
Highland Backpacking Trail
Western Uplands Backpacking Trail
in their website and found about Bryant ridge climbing here. I would like to know experience of people who have actually visited the place. We will be ...
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Hello friends,
Quick question...
I am planning to climb Denali this June, I have a pair of LS Spantik.
Should i buy some overboots? Are there any that fit with Leverwire binding crampons?
I own a pair of Petzl Charlet vasak crampons.
Thank you for your input.
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Vancouver BC Suggestions

Hi all,

My partner and I will be going to Vancouver BC for the first time this summer, looking to have a couple days in the city and then maybe 3 days backpacking. We're looking for good climbs in the area that can be done in maybe 2 days that involve some good views and preferably no glacier travel (since we don't want to bring a rope). We have experience in steep snow, but would ...
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