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Three Swiss Climbers Die on Monte Rosa Massif

A collapsed snow cornice sent three Swiss mountaineers plunging to their deaths on early Sunday morning as part of a roped team of eight climbing near Switzerland’s highest peak, authorities said

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FS: Men's Fleece Pullovers and Vests Plus Tights

Some photo's have a center shadow spot which is a quirk of the camera.

REI Loose Fitting Tights - Robust and durable, tightly knit 100% nylon stretch fabric suitable for alpine and cooler temperatures. Size medium, inseam 32", in black. Abrasion resistant stretch fabric excellent for climbing but would also work well for running, hiking, cross country skiing, you name it. Elastic and draw cord waist, ankle to calf zippers, zippered hand and rear pockets. ...
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FS: L.L. Bean Duffel Bag and and Travel Pack

Sold - LL Bean Duffel Bag - 23"long x 13"wide x 10"deep. Very stout, heavy duty coated pack cloth body and Cordura bottom. Double pull zipper, end handles and shoulder strap. Green and black. Near new with no wear or flaws. Asking $40.00, shipped.

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Heavy Duty LL Bean Travel Pack, Carry On Size
- Clam shell opening main compartment, ...
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Mt Fairweather (Alaska/BC)

Hey folks: does anyone have any info on climbing Mt Fairweather, a 15k mountain in the Alaska range on the Alaska/BC border?
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Flashlight category missing from Gear collection?

Hello. I'm a casual flashlight user, and have a couple that are touted as being useable for climbs and hikes. Not sure how many would survive one like you guys talk about. Most of them were gifts. I was browsing the Gear page, and saw a complete lack of flashlights. I can guess why that might be, but I'm curious to hear what the experienced people have to say about it.
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Mountaineering Boots Questions (Sizing, etc.)

What's going on everyone?

Hope all is well! I'm in the process of purchasing most of my gear for a Rainier climb I will be doing next July, most likely. I will be doing the Emmons Glacier, with IMG 1) because I can't convince any of my friends to come along (I live on the beach in NC) and 2) I have absolutely no glacier experience at all... So I'm hoping to go with a ...
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FS Big Agnes Stillwater Zero Degree WP Down bag and Pad-NEW!

Brand new, new used Big Agnes Stillwater Zero degree bag. Size LONG. Waterproof.
Stored loose in storage sack indoors, non-smoking home.
Comes with;
Big Agnes Pad (see attached photo)-Also, as new, never opened or used.
Big Agnes zip in Woobie (triangle shaped zip in spacer to give the user more room in bag if mummy shape isn't needed). This small zip in zip is an option, and is filled with Primaloft, not down.
Big Agnes ...
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FS: Western Mountaineering Parka and -25 Bag

Purchased for and used on successful 2015 expedition to Denali. 17 days on the mountain, no other uses.

Men's Western Mountaineering SnoJack Parka, Size XL. Windstopper. Purchased for $750. Selling for $400 (firm) plus shipping.

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Western Mountaineering Puma sleeping bag. 78 inches (6 feet, 6 inches). Rated to -25 Fahrenheit. Windstopper. Purchsed for $969. Selling for $500 (firm) plus shipping.

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Both items are in outstanding condition and were properly cared for following expedition. ...
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Training for Class-4+

Hello,

Was wondering how you folks who are comfortable solo'ing class-4+ without rope got to where you are. I've been taking yearly trips to the Sierra for all kinds of class-3 fun, and would like to get to the point where I'm able to go beyond that if a route requires it. (Not necessarily sustained, but at least for short sections.)

There are climbing gyms nearby and I'm wondering whether to take up bouldering, or ...
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Mil-spec softshell pants by Patagonia for alpine climbing?

I'm looking for a pair of rugged and durable soft-shell pants for alpine climbing, to replace my torn Marmot Screes. I have a hard time finding pants that fit me, as I am tall and relatively thin. Medium-Long is my ideal size.

It is somewhat easier to find military surplus soft-shell pants, from the PCU layering system. Some of these are quite expensive, especially those made by Beyond Fusion. The ones made by Patagonia, however, ...
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