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Looking Back - Climbing in the Olympics in the 1950's

As I approach my 75th Birthday I thought it might be fun to look back on what climbing was like
back in the 50's in the Northwest. In August 1956 at age 16 my climbing buddy Harry Irwin and a
young climber we knew named Dick Rosenow met In Tacoma to leave on an eight day climbing
trip to the Sawtooth Range in the Olympic Mountains. We loaded our "Trapper Nelson" Wood and
Canvas Backpacks ...
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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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March against Monsanto. Tomorrow

World march against Monsanto on May 23, 2015 !
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FS: TNF Mens Fleece Jacket - Size Large - $32.00

Black, men's large. Tightly woven, dense mid-weight fleece provides better wind protection. 2 zippered hand pockets, hem draw cord adjustment. Main zipper backed by a draft flap. Lightly used, near new condition. Asking $32.00, includes shipping. Paypal, cash or check.

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FS: La Sportiva Nepal Evo Men's 44

I've got a pair of La Sporitva Nepal Evo, Men's size 44 (US 10.5) for sale. They are in good condition and have been kept clean and Nikwaxed, and have never been exposed to high temps. I've done a couple weeks worth of ice climbing in them and used them on a couple of Cascade climbs, in addition to some break in hiking. These are great boots for the right feet - warm, dry, relatively ...
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Packing light...

Hey there all. New to the forums, long time in the mountain scene. Question for those who have tackled Gannett. I am looking to attempt a two day summit run and am focusing on being as light as possible. Looking for recommendations on approach shoes or if they are even necessary. Pretty sure my TRANGO EXT. EVO LIGHT GTX will hold up on 40+ round trip, but curious on what those who have done Gannett ...
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LOST AND FOUND Red Canon Camera, VA

I recently found a red Canon Camera on a trail near Wyethville, VA. I would like to give it back to the owner, so please message me if it is yours. You will have to answer some specific questions to verify that it is indeed yours. :)

Thank you,

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FS: Womens Shorts

Royal Robbins taslan nylon shorts. Size 10, black. Open, zippered and Velcro closure pockets. Belt loops and button adjustable waist. Hardly used. No tears, loose stitching or stains. Asking $19.00, shipping included.
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The North Face nylon shorts. Size 14, black. Fabric in a tiny ripstop grid. 2 front hand pockets, 2 rear patch pockets with Velcro closure. Button and drawcord waist with belt ...
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Full BC Ski Rig: 181 Backlash, Dynafit, Mohair Skins

Hey all

I have a used pair of K2 backlash skis in a 181. These are 92 at the waist with some tip rocker, some camber, flat tails and two sheets of metal. They are a great ski mountaineering rig with enough beef to get you through the crud.

They have two core shots, some top sheet damage and need an edge tune. They ski fine as-is, but a little work would be good.

Dynafit ...
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Sold - Lowe Alpine Running/Hiking Fanny Pack

2 center pockets for water bottles, 2 zip closure pockets on either side. Padded lumbar area. Made with coated, pack cloth. Lightly used in near new condition. Bottle not included. Asking $23.00, shipped. Paypal, cash or check.

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