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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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Scarpa Maestrale RS---Blister Issues

I have a pair and cannot stop developing blisters on either side of both feet, just below the ankle bone. No doubt due to the 4 large buckle attachment/hinges. Has anyone else had this problem? My only current fix is to wear Compede every time I go out. I'm thinking of possibly filling in the uneven area with an epoxy or something similar. Just trying to see if anyone else is in the same boat. ...
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where to get stoppers rewired

I have a bunch of stoppers and hexes I'd like to get rewired. What is the best way to go about this/place to send them to? I could put cord on them, but would rather the wires.
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Dressing for 6000+ Andes Climbs in May

Hey all,

Just wanted some input regarding layering for climbs over 6000+ in the Bolivian Andes.

The wife and I are trying Huayna Potosi and Sajama this May and we are contemplating leaving our heavy down jackets behind and instead opting for extra layers (merino long sleeve base, fleece pullover, down filled sweater) under a gore shell.

We both tend to heat up well under exertion and the idea of keeping the jacket out of ...
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Amateur radio for mountaineering

I'm headed to the Alaska range this summer to do some climbing and I'm looking for some good radios that we can use to communicate between camps, etc. I know very little about amateur radio but from talking to people, that seems like the best option so I'll be looking into learning a little bit and getting certified. But, I'm looking for some help finding radios. I need something durable obviously, maybe waterproof, with good ...
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Salewa Repace or Trango S Evo

Hey guys, I'm just a young punk getting into the sport. And it's time for me to grow up and get some big boy boots. I've summited a fair bit in the Tetons and Wasatch, and i've done a small amount of ice climbing.

I am in between the Trango S EVO and Salewa Repace. Both are comfortable in different ways. Salewa have more flex and seem to be more walk-able. The Trangos are more ...
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Compression tights as a base layer?

Is there any drawback to wearing full-length compression tights as a base layer under a wind/water proof shell?

I've worn them for mountain running but never above 10,000 feet, and it's usually been for less than 5 hours. Like them a lot.

Now I'm wondering if it would be good to wear them on a 2-day end-of-winter 14er climb in lieu of longjohns. My concern is that they might adversely affect circulation in the feet ...
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Replacement for Mammut Genesis?

Time to retire my Mammut Genesis 8.5mm halfs. They are great ropes, but i bought them ~6 years ago. Anything better out there these days? I'm looking for doubles that can be used as single-strand leads as well, like the Genesis.
EDIT: And it looks like Genesis is being discontinued by most USA resellers...are people buying the Phoenix more, or some other reason?
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Abrasion resistant glove liners?

Looking for some lightweight gloves/liners. I like my OR glove liners but I wore them out climbing rock. Any suggestions out there for something that is a little more abrasion resistant?
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Knots as a passive protection

I've been browsing the Edelrid website and I've found that in some areas it's forbidden to use standard metal protection; only knots are permitted. Such areas can be found in Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic and so on. Basically anywhere whre one can find soft sandstone type of rock. Which kinda makes sense, in order to perserve the rock, where metal gear would break the rock.

So I did a little researching and a lot can ...
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