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FYI: AirDog for climbing/mountaineering

Check it..
An alternative to drones?
It looks like the AirDog is still in development but appears the AirDog would have an application for climbing/mountaineering..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcEnThx2 ... e=youtu.be
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Optimus Crux stove

Anyone have any experience with this stove? Seems like a great one for when pack space is at a premium.
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Ostomy and rucksack Ostomy and rucksack

I got an ileostomy a year ago. Now I'm ready for hiking again, but the waistbelt on my rucksack is pressing exactly on the ostomy. If any one on SP know about the problem, and how to solve it, please let me know. Jorgen, Copenhagen.
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Aconcagua Gear help

I see it is recommend to have 2 x 120L+ duffels for the mules on the hike in.

I currently have a large 90L North Face Base Camp duffel that I would like to use. Would buying another one of these and using 2 x 90L duffels be sufficient? Would be a bit annoying that I have to buy ANOTHER 2 duffels just for this.

Any suggestions for backpack?

Recommendations for down pants?

Recommendations for ...
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Gear Help - Climbing Illimani

I will be climbing Illimani in Bolivia this summer with Mountain Madness. We'll go up to around 21k feet. I have some questions about my layering and need some help. I've been up to around 18k feet before, but didn't really attempt to dress properly, just put a lot of clothes on! For this trip, I want to do it right. Here's the gear I have...

Base - Under Armor cold gear compression
Soft-shell - ...
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Mountain Hardwear Compressor Pants

If anyone has a medium or small pair of MH Compressor Pants, I'm willing to pay. Thanks.
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Lightspeed Sleeping pad

Wondering if anyone has any suggestions or opinions on this sleeping pad. They have it for $35 at costco right now. It has an R-value of 5.68, which is nice, but alternatively it has a weight of 3.8lbs. Do you think that the weight is enough to pass it up? I really don't want to spend $160 on an xlite. An alternative is to go with a SOLite. Im trying to prepare for winter in ...
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Cool tip: Headlamp lantern

Found this a simple, light, effective and fully redundant which is nice. BTW, I logged in today for the first time in many, many months. Who missed me and my exceptional good looks?

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Boots for Mexico and Ecuador

I have Spantiks but thinking they may be overkill?

Does anyone think it would be worth picking up a pair of Nepal Evo's or should I just make do?
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1940s-60s Soft Iron Pitons and Steel biners Simond Subai

I bought a pile of climbing gear in the late 60s and this stuff was in the box amongst the aluminum biners & chrome-moly pitons. I'm guessing they’re 1940s - 60s stuff.
R.Cassin pitons - three of them
F. Simond Chamonix piton
Stubai Austria - two circa 1940s-1950s? Made by Stubai in Austria from malleable iron.
Cassin Locking Steel carabiner
Stubai Locking oval carabiner
Steel Oval – no markings - looks the same vintage ...
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