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Question about solo summiting an 8,000+ meter peak Question about solo summiting an 8,000+ meter peak

First and foremost, I am not a mountain climber, and I have the ultimate respect for those who attempt the world's highest summits.

I just finished reading a book documenting an amazing expedition in the Himalayas in the 1980s. Riveting from start to finish. But I had a strange feeling after I finished it. Mainly because I was left wondering whether the person who wrote the book --- an extraordinary mountaineer --- actually reached the ...
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2 months to train for aconcgua? Is it good?

I am 14.
Climbed Elbrus and Kilimanjaro.
5k time: 23.5.
Is 2 months enough?
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FS: NWT Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody - Fireweed Red - Men's L

Ultra light synthetic fill jacket, weighs 9 oz on my scale. Size large, with tags. Asking $225.00 shipped. PPFF please or add the 3% Paypal fee.

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What altitude should I start to pack Diamox?

When planning a trip, at what sleeping altitudes do you plan to pack Diamox or consider staged ascents?
I have read that AMS affects about 25% of people above 8,000ft (2,400m) and this is roughly the same for periodic breathing (Cheyne-Stokes breathing). I stayed at Bow Hut last year (~2,400m) and nobody seemed to be taking Diamox or staging their ascents, so I was curious about which altitude people really start to do these things. ...
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FS : Goose Down Pants and Parka Cold Temps Special

Purchase the goose down filled Eddie Bauer pants and the Alpine Designs parka together for $325.00 shipped. Color clash but very warm! PPFF or please add 3%.

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Denali Kit - Your Advice Pls

Hi all, grateful for any advice / insight for an upcoming trip to Alaska.

I'm getting my kit ready for a guided Denali expedition June/July next year and am looking to anyone who has spent time on Denali to provide some advice pls.

For context, I'd like to buy kit that I could also take to Himalaya for some higher mountains (8,000m) to save $$ and space in my small apartment!

Sleeping Bags
I think ...
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Sleeping bag and pad for two

Hi!

My girlfriend and I usually go backpacking together, so carrying 2 sleeping bags and pads seems like a waste of space/weight. I have been considering getting a 2 person sleeping bag and pad.

Sleeping bag: I cannot seem to find anything good for two people. The best option seems to be https://www.bigagnes.com/King-Solomon-1 ... BLE-WIDE_2. However, it is only 600 fill Down, and doesn't seem to save much over ...
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Belay Parka - MH mountain guide vs Columbia Heatzone 1000

Hi,

Looking to buy a Belay parka that can be used for belaying as well as backpacking in colder weather. I'm just getting into climbing and camping in colder conditions so I'm looking for something versatile.
My two options so far are last season versions of:
1) https://www.mountainhardwear.com/mens-g ... 16581.html
2) https://www.columbiasportswear.ca/en/he ... 13190906:s

Any advice on those, or on picking a parka ...
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The Mountains are Calling - Alpine Movie

hey guys,
finally finished editing my alpine climbing video.
let me know what you think about it :)
https://youtu.be/SeIRTAZRTL8


Description:
8 stunning days of alpine climbing in Italy & France.

First 4 days we passed a basic alpine course, in which we studied all the basic technics. During this time, we climbed 2 mountains. Castor (4228) was the first one, the edgy summit was amazing but sadly ...
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