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When Things Go Wrong On Dangerous Routes!

Recently a party of two guides and four clients died on Liberty Ridge on the north face of Mt Rainier. Their deaths has raised again a long standing question about the merits of allowing climbers to continue to climb routes on mountains where skill doesn't become the determining factor in success or failure, but rather "Lady Luck"!
Over the years I have heard varying arguements from those on both sides of the debate. Some Rangers ...
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Calling ALL Climbers! Please help with this quick study!

Hey guys! I'm conducting a study on how people approach life's challenges and whether that relates to the kinds of activities they engage in (we are particularly interested in rock-climbing!). If you're an avid climber like I am, I bet you wonder how climbing relates to other areas of your life- this is what I'm trying to test! The survey is suitable for all ages and isn't intended to cause any discomfort. All participation is ...
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Free Professional Rock Instruction Saturday in Leavenworth

The American Alpine Institute is running an American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Exam on Saturday, June 21st in Leavenworth, WA. We are currently seeking individuals who would like to play the role of student for the exam candidates on:

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

We are primarily interested in climbers who haven't spent a great deal of time outdoors. The exam candidates will provide a day's worth of climbing instruction to those who are ...
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A trip on the GR10 in the French Pyrenees

I recently returned from a trip to the Ariege Pyrenees in France. It was my third time to the range and I have been generally following the GR10 from east to west. Here is a link to my blog report of the trip. I hope you enjoy, cheers,
Stephen
http://howlingmist.blogspot.ie/2014/06/ ... st-on.html
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Boundary Peak (Nevada) - Current Condition?

Hi,

We are planning to hike to the top of Boundary Peak (Nevada) this Saturday 21st of June. We will be going through Queens mine route. I have already called visitor center for white mountain but did not get much information.

I want to check following if anyone has recently climbed it --

--How is the trail condition? Is it snow free?
--Is road leading up to trail head clear enough to take mid-size SUV? ...
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Gecko Tech

I wonder if these would work on rock:

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/8300/ ... d-gear.htm
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Will Everest ever be priced adequately - not getting younger

Hey all.

long time lurker, finally joined today.

I suppose most of you will see my first post (this one) as a loaded question/topic. But it has been on my mind for a while now and want to see what you folks think.

Firstly I am not a flippant climber, or a tourist climber. I have climbed and hiked most of my life. for over 15 years I have had a passion for Everest, like ...
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fools peak

I am planning trip to central Colorado this summer, to include quick (3 day/2 night) backpack trip--looking at Flat tops and Holy Cross options. Will be with a couple friends that have hiked alot, but little real scrambling experience. We would like to backpack into lake campsite day 1, climb something day 2 (back to same campsite), then pack pout day 3. Looking for options--Lake Charles/Mystic Lake with day 2 hike to summit of Fool's ...
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Solar Panel to Charge Poweradd™ Pilot Pro 32000mAh

I'm trying to figure out what solar panel would work to charge this battery:

http://www.amazon.com/Poweradd-trade-Pi ... NGEHNVB15E

This one looks interesting, but the output does not seem to match the input of the Poweradd battery:

http://www.amazon.com/ALLPOWERS%C2%AE-P ... r+chargers

Anyone have experience with this?

Thanks!
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