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Climbing gear found - Tahquitz Peak

Gear found on South Face of Tahquitz Peak, found on climber's right of Ski Tracks route. Gear used for bail-out. 'Biners, cams and
cordelette. Get back to me with a specific description of the gear and we can make arrangements for its' return to you.
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Layering legs during summit push

I've seen some reports from Aconcagua where peope claims that base layer + softshell wasnt warm enough and that the winds were harsch. Even read about frostbite at the lower part of the body. :o
In that case I wonder if it's enough to add a hardshell to block wind more than what the softshell provides, I.e

Merino base pants
Softshell pants (midweight)
Hardshell pants or bib ...
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Map your images

Hi Folks -

I created a site that allows you to easily map your images. This is a free service with no sign up needed http://mapmypic.net Thought that some of you explorer folk might like to map some of your pix. Any pic that you take which has GPS info (pretty much all smart phone cameras do this now) will work. Attached is an example pic.


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down suits

I need a down suit for Cho Oyu. My problem is the sizing. I'm female small framed 5'2" tall and 118lbs. The only suits I can find in XS is the Marmot 8000 metre and The North Face Himalayan. I'm told the TNF suit would likely be too big. As for the Marmot I'm getting mixed opinions. I am no where close to a store to try one on. Does anyone have any experience ...
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Winter Gear Recommended for Torres Del Paine in the Winter?

If any of you have hiked Torres del Paine in the winter time, were there any extra pieces of gear you took to negotiate the W entirely? I've heard some parts of the W aren't accessible due to ice, so crampons are obviously a must.
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Bad shoulders; what to sleep on?

I'm having a bit of a life crisis, coping with the high mileage of my physiology. The gist of it; I rarely sleep in a tent anymore, and it's not for lack of trying. I *love* sleeping in the outdoors, but my last night out, I spent a collective 2'ish hours sleeping, the remaining 6 spend pondering the mysteries of the universe and the painful complexity of the human shoulder joint.

I've got a Big ...
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Boots for Elbrus climb

How safe it is do you think to climb Elbrus in august wearing my Hiking boots ( The North Face Dhaulagiri Gore-Tex® ) and not classic mountaineering boots?
The guide i talked with said it should be fine if i wear good warm mountaineering socks ( 2 layers of them ).

Thanks ,
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Gear and Clothing over the Years

Over the years climbing gear and clothing has changed for the better. Things are lighter to carry, eaiser to use, more comfortable to wear etc.

What one item do you think has been changed in some way for the better?

I think the 02 cylinders.

Back in Mallorys climbing days 1 cylinder weighed around 10LBS, today they weigh around 7LB, it might not seem a big difference but I bet it is if you were ...
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Spantik boots store Europe

I have decided to buy a pair of Spantik boots but I can't find them in a store in Greece to put them on and find the right size.

Do you know in which European capital I will find the stores with the most sizes so I can try them?
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Mt Elbrus Equipment Hire Mt Elbrus Equipment Hire

Hello everyone, I am a 20 year old guy who feels ready to take the big leap from regular trekking to actual mountaineering. I have my eyes set on Mt Elbrus and am planning to go with either Pilgrim or Adventure Alternative (both are cheap and seem alright). The thing is that buying proper equipment for the climb is far from cheap and I am therefore thinking about renting equipment there for the climb. So ...
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