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kewl old skool jtree vid

check it out:


what do ya grade that funky "facing out" move at?
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highest paved highway in the world?

Google (and other sources) usually point to the Karakoram Highway as the highest highway in the world, with its highpoint being the Khunjerab Pass at around 4,700 meters. It's Wikipedia entry covers its ass by calling it the highest "international highway."

But the Tibet Friendship Highway runs through two passes claimed to be over 5,000 meters and long sections are at over 4,000 meters. The Friendship Highway is just about completely paved now, so it ...
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PCT Boobytrapped


It'll only get them prep'd/ready for when they hit the South end near the border and start to encounter them human coyotes.

Or, if they decide to head on over to Afghanistan and do some trekking.
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Where do I start?

Hey guys,
I'm looking to get into some mountaineering, but I really don't know where to start. I have plenty of backpacking experience, but I'd like to get into some more technical stuff. The last thing I wanna do is start with the whole guided deal, however. I like to be as self-sufficient as possible, and I don't have the money for thousand dollar 'drag my ass up' ascents. But, I don't wanna be the ...
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best climbing town for me?

I've finally landed a position where I will be able to work remotely. It's a given that I want to spend a month+ every summer on the E Side, but as much as I love Bishop I'm not ready to make the leap to living in a small town year-round. I realize this question has been asked repeatedly but adding a few addn'l criteria:

- Easy access to multi-pitch trad & preferably alpine routes. Tired ...
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Cool/ interesting pics anyone??

Here's one...

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Whats the coolest thing you've ever found?

I'm not sure if a thread like this exists already, let me know if it does as I would love to read a few stories about it.

I've been curious what other people have found during their outdoor adventures that might be interesting. I spend a lot of time hiking in areas that are ripe with dinosaur finds and I always thought it would be awesome to come across a fossil or maybe a treasure ...
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Advice to a new climber

Hello All!

It has been some time since I posted, but I have an honest question to ask...

I spoke to a guy today, he was referred to me by a mutual friend that shared with him my previous climbing stories. He has never climbed before but thinks he might like to give Mt. Rainier a try as his first outing. I recommended that he start with something else, perhaps Mt. Washington in the winter ...
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Short Stories

Here are a couple of my short stories for your enjoyment. The first, entitled "The Life of a Backpack" is one that I originally posted sometime ago. The second is called "A Night in a Little Yellow Tent.

The Life of a Backpack

Thinking back now, it all began for me many years ago while hanging on a rack in a camping supply store. I was new, a bright red color and with plenty of ...
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Snowshoes on Mt. Blanc this time of year?

Hey everyone,

A couple friends and I are planning to climb the Arete des Cosmiques and a route on the Triangle May 13th and 14th. We were hoping we wouldn't have to lug our snowshoes from the States; can anyone let us know if the trails to the bases of each climb would be packed out enough to travel without snowshoes? We're staying at the Refuge des Cosmiques the night of the 12th and 13th. ...
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