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TNF and...the Grateful Dead?

Getting some reading done, came across the following, and found it too hilarious - and bizarre - to not share. If it's old news, oh well.

The Dead also served as entertainment at the opening of the North Face Ski Shop in a tiny hole in the wall next to the Condor Club, the North Beach topless joint where Carol Doda's breasts were on display. Over the next few years, North Face would become a ...
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Complete newbie here, looking for advice

Hi all, I'm 28 years old and I would like to start working towards some mountaineering. I climbed a fair amount in high school (just bouldering and sport routes), but it has been quite some time. In college I started playing rugby and got up to 240 lbs which made climbing not very feasible. It had always been a dream of mine to climb some of the higher mountains though, and even though my thoughts ...
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walk up Vallee Blanche Mont Blanc

Has anyone approached Cosmique Hut by this way, instead of the usual method of taking the cable car to Aiguille de Midi? It seems to me this a 'cheat', taking all the expedition/approach aspect away from a climb of Mont Blanc. (Similarly, taking a ride to Nid D'aigle on the Gouter route!)
So, my idea is to spend 2 days walking from starting point Chamonix itself, up the Mer de Glace, stay at Requin Hut. ...
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Wind River Range

Hello all,

I am new to the site. I am an 18 year-old high school senior from Minnesota, and am planning a trip to the Wind River Range next summer. I am looking for a reliable and friendly person that would be willing to backpack with me into the range, probably Titcomb Basin and day trips. I am in top shape and am looking for someone who would be able to hike 15-20 miles a ...
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Carabiner Coffee Company

Hey Everyone!

I'm throwing up a little post here about my coffee dreams. I started Carabiner Coffee Co. a little over a year ago in Summit county, CO out of my tiny apartment and my 71 VW van named Ol' Blue. I started it with the dream of traveling the country and meeting tons of great people out there over a cup of coffee and an adventure story or two. So far it has had ...
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A Video Tribute to my Dad

My dad loved the mountains, I too share the same passion as him. We never had a chance to share the mountains as he passed away when I was ten months old. However to climb the exact route as he did was just like climbing with him. It was like he was holding the rope for me. Now through your whole life imagine all those emotions you experienced with him. To me, all those emotions ...
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Beginner climbing gear buying advice

Hello summitpost!

I am somewhat new and still inexprienced climber. And I'm asking for your advice on buying climbing specific gear. But first allow me to write few words about myself. I'm an ex-athlete who still trains every day, I have military expirience, but climbing wise I'm quite inexpirienced. From climbing I did many of the hikes around my country, I have climbed Mont Blanc and Planjava in Slovenia.

My first goal was to get ...
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Hoping for some advice for picking a mountaineer school

Hi ladies and guys, I recently got out of the military and want to do a career with something involving the mountains,(rock climbing,skiing or mountaineering) I did some research on different schools. One of them i found was called the Mountain Training School, one thing nice about the place is that they work with the GI bill unlike alot of programs. If anyone has some advice on were to go or where not to go ...
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