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Are you ready?

I ran across this article which should be a must read for alpinists. It is a list of questions written by Rolando Gabriotti in response to a number of accidents in Patagonia. We should all be asking ourselves these questions before embarking on an alpine climb.

http://pataclimb.com/knowledge/articles ... aclimb.pdf
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US Skiers/Alpinists- If you could move anywhere...

If you could relocate to any mountain town or *near* mountain town in the continental US (yes, that means Alaska too!), where would you go?

This may be a hypothetical question for you but it isn't for me. The mountaineering bug has bit me hard and once I finish grad school by the end of the summer, it's say goodbye flat lands.

My winter interests are alpine mountaineering and training for bigger international climbs, ski-mountaineering/backcountry, ...
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2015 AAC Dinner (meet Reinhold Messner)

VIP Table: $12,000 (includes premier seating for 10, plus 2 tickets to the private reception on 1/30/15 with Reinhold Messner, Logo/Name recognition on Annual Dinner Website, event program, in slideshow presentation, 10 signed books 'Reinhold Messner: My life at the Limit')

Is anyone interested in getting a group together? The group price is significantly cheaper than individual VIP tickets, and it would be a cool way to meet people. I'm willing to help organize. I ...
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Mt Cook: Does reaching summit outweigh risks?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6435057 ... eigh-risks

"There's a lack of understanding . . . and it becomes, 'The climber must have done something wrong for the accident to occur', but so often accidents just happen"


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personal favorite climbs in 2014

Post your most favorite climb from 2014.

I will start.

Aoraki/Mount Cook, wonderful climb, will be very hard to beat for me.


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Mt bachelor old school

I am new to the site tonight. I have climbed in the past but not like most of you guys and gals do I'm sure. I want to get some information from some of you. I found in a storage locker a Mt Bachelor summit log book. It says Donated by Post # 106 Explorers, Salem Oregon. It is full of peoples logs from Nov 6 1976 and the last entry is from June 20 ...
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Best US course to prep for Matterhorn?

I'm a Floridian who has only done some indoor climbing and mountain scrambling here and there. I would like to train for the next 18 mos and do a guided climb of the Matterhorn in summer of 2016.In addition to general conditioning I was thinking of doing an Alpine climbing or mountaineering course this summer. Which of the courses out there would best target the skills that I will need rather than spending lots of ...
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Amazonian jungles and mapless mountains John E.S. Lawrence

A piece of expedition writing by John E.S. Lawrence who traveled solo through Amazonian jungles and mapless mountains to join a New Zealand Andean expedition in 1968.

http://bobmckerrow.blogspot.co.nz/2014/ ... l?spref=fb
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Exile from Mountaineering

Let me start off by saying: I'm soooo boooorrred! Doctor's orders to stop climbing for quite some time. I keep thinking I can wing my way into by taking it slow but then things like my finger swell up bad, or my collar bone swell up. The concussion really isn't helping either. :x

So the hard question is what do you do for fun outside of mountaineering? ...
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