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Sending gear home early on international climbing trips?

Anyone use a service like pandacourier.com or similar? We are looking to offload and send our climbing gear back home, before returning outselves. We'll be climbing in chamonix for a bit, and then traveling some more for non-climbing activities, and it'd be nice to not carry our gear the whole time.

A normal fedex shipment would be about $500-600 for 50-60 pounds of gear...
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Tagging a rope

What's a good way to tag a climbing rope? Most importantly the length, and diameter...
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information experience buy ropes, harnesses and helmets.

Hello everybody.

Me and a friend are travelling south america, and among other things have recently climbed aconcagua.
The normal route as you may know is not technical, so we have all our gear barring ropes, harnesses and helmets.
We are going to be in colombia around March and would like to do some climbing there and we're hoping to get some gear there.
Does anyone have any experience of buying or renting these things ...
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Crampon Advice

Any advice on what crampons to buy? I am primarily a hiker/backpacker, and these crampons would be used for snow and ice slopes of 45 degrees or less. I have stiff soled leather boots that i use in the snow. I have rented crampons before for climbing nearby Mt Shasta, but think I would do more winter time hiking and some mountain climbing if I owned crampons. The ones that I have rented were Kahtoola ...
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Grand Traverse Sleeping Bag recommendations?

I'm looking at sleeping bags for a Grand Traverse attempt this summer (most likely at the end of July/Early August). I was looking at the Western Mountaineering Summerlite

http://www.westernmountaineering.com/in ... ntentId=69

I like the versatility of the full zipper. I will be sleeping in a tent or bivy. I was wondering if anyone had any other recommendations or if this would be a good option? Thanks
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Elbrus - gear - various queries

Thanks to you I have successfully climbed Kili and Aconcagua - for which I will be always grateful.

In order to maintain the great success rate, I thought that I would once again ask you a few questions - though this time about Elbrus!

(1) Down jacket
Will Rab Neutrino Endurance be sufficient? (I would use it over heavy base layer + Patagonia P1 pullover + Arcteryx Atom LT + Arcteryx Alpha LT). It ...
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boot repair/cobbler in Utah

My La Sportiva Trango S Evo's have damage on the rubber rands due to bad crampon placement. I was wondering if any of you all know of a good cobbler/boot repair place in Utah (Provo/SLC area)? Or have some tips on how to repair them myself.

All the best, Michael
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Arc'Teryx jacket decision

Looking to do Aconcagua and Denali in the near future and I am trying to decide between picking up the Arc'Teryx Alpha SV jacket or the Alpha FL version.

Anyone have any opinions on either? I checked them out in person the ther day, the SV is extrmely expensive but seems bulletproof, the FL is extremely light.
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Taking mountaineering gear internationally

Taking mountaineering / trad gear internationally on flights...what's the best way?
I know there have been many conversations on this on the forums, but for some reason a search isn't bringing any up...
What's a safe logistical breakdown that will remove the most risk of loosing so much expensive gear -- or worse, having it confiscated or stolen en-route?
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Gear for Aguille du Tour

Hi all,

First time poster

I'm doing the Aguille du Tour in July this year, and just want to know if any experienced folks can go over my gear list and recommend any changes/additions or deletions. Lots of gear sales at the moment, so this is a good time to get things should I need them.

This is what I plan on taking

Boots: Salewa Raven Ms Combi GTX (non insulated B2 boots)
Crampons: CAMP ...
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