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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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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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