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Can This Belay Device be used for Self Descending?

Was looking at options for self descending, without paying for the $250 Petzl D200L0 type of ones. So can something cheaper like this: http://www.backcountry.com/mammut-smart-alpine-belay-deviece-8.9mm-10.5mm?CMP_SKU=MAM0491&MER=0406&skid=MAM0491-BLA-ONESIZ&CMP_ID=PLA_GOc001&mv_pc=r101&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PLA&mr:trackingCode=9C42F9AC-0F6C-E011-9898-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=plaonline&mr:ad=56125866277&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=100043054197&mkwid=sR3IY1GqP_dc|pcrid|56125866277

........ be used self descending, or is it only for a person belaying someone from down on the ground? Thats what I wasnt sure of, because it says it can catch falls, so if it has braking capability, could it be used for self descending?

If not, what about the Petzl ...
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Ice screw evaliuations--UK Climbing

May be worth a look, with some acute descriptions and observations:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.p ... newsletter
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Millet Everest summit GTX and Grivel G12 new-matic?

Hey everyone,

Time to hit some bigger, colder mountains. I'm looking to buy a pair of Millet Everest summit GTX and
I was wondering if they fit with my Grivel G12 new-matic? Anybody who has the same configuration?
Even if they fit, do you think they will be good on a 8000m peak or do you recommend something else under
the boots? Thanks in advance! :wink:
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WM Sleeping Bag Recommendation

Hey All,

First time poster here. Been going through a wealth of threads regarding proper gear selection and I'm still having trouble narrowing down, no pun intended, the right down bag for my wife and I.

Our upcoming trip is to Bolivia where we have planned the ascents of Pequeno Alpamayo, Huayna Potosi and Sajama.

In the past we have rented bags as our travel plans extended past the treks and didn't want the extra ...
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Nevada Pisco Gear Questions

To preface; I am new to alpine mountaineering, only experience is numerous non-technical Colorado 14ers, both winter and summer summit. That said, my first high ascent will be a guided climb of Pisco in Peru, at 5700 m. The climb will be in late May of this year.

The summit push will be from moraine camp at ~4950m. From what I understand, the approach to moraine camp should be doable in approach shoes.

The ...
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Anyone ever use Cilao or Blue Ice harnesses?

I was looking for a new lightweight harness to stash in my pack and use on glacier travel and on the occasional via ferrata. The harness is Cilao Oz 22 Race, and it weighs only 100 grams. http://www.cilao.com/en/baudriers-ultra-legers/11-oz-22-race.html

I came across Cilao and cannot get much info in English. The velcro closure seems a bit odd but people say that it works. Anyone ever use this harness?

The Blue Ice Choucas seems like a good ...
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Search for the ultimate down jacket?

Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum, and wanted to begin by asking for some advice regarding my search for an ultra warm down jacket. I've looked online at many different brands and style of jacket, trying to understand fill power quotations etc, and I've finally managed to draw up a shortlist of two jackets.. the Mountain Equipment Annapurna, or the Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero. Both of these two jackets appear to be of a ...
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Please visit our Kickstarter! (Alpenlore Adventure Belts)

Hi, I’m Scott and new to your forum. I run a small company, Alpenlore, and have been in business part-time for awhile making belts for the hikers/outdoor enthusiasts that can be broken down into useful emergency equipment.

I am trying to get the word out about my Kickstarter campaign and would appreciate you taking a look. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/th ... al-kit-and

We are running a giveaway on our FB page as ...
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WANTED: La Sportiva Baruntse size 50 (EUR)

Hi all,

I am looking for a pair of La Sportiva Baruntse ia a size 50? If anyone has a pair or knows of someone who is wanting to sell a pair then please do let me know.

Many thanks

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