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Mountaintop Weather and Climate

It took a lot of time to dig up data (two of my biggest hobbies are mountains and weather), but I revised and expanded the Fact Sheet Interesting Weather Statistics for US Mountain Summits:

http://www.summitpost.org/interesting-w ... its/171585

In addition to previous weather data on several US Mountaintops (including Pikes Peak and some wind stats for Longs Peak, Mt Washington, Denali, White Mountain 2, etc.), added were a Mt Spokane ...
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Hey guys , new guy question.

Hey guys, I've been lurking this site for awhile trying to take in any info I can. I've come to a point where I'm not sure which direction to go..

I'm not new to the outdoors. Most of my life I have hiked, camped , fished etc. I was in the Marine Corps Infantry for 4 years which had its own various forms if hikes ( humps) , camps and outdoor survival.
Although I've been ...
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Inconsistency with prominence on peak lists?

I will preface this by saying that the only list I have completed is the Adirondack 46 and that list is a total mess. Nominally it represents the 46 highest peaks (over 4000') in the Adirondacks, however at least four of the peaks are under 4K', at least one 4K' is omitted and many of the peaks are not actually ranked (have insufficient prominence). However, this is a great list, with a great history and ...
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Broad peak permit issues for people of Indian origin

I found an American group that was planning to do Broad peak + K2 this year (2017) on this forum who were using the same logistics company I was in touch with for over a year. After I confirmed the trip, they told me that even though I am American but of Indian origin they cannot arrange my permit. They said they tried and were told it was not possible, further they said I ...
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Happy 94th Birthday Fred Beckey!

Happy Birthday Beckey!
Not that he will view SummitPost or this thread. He isn't one to make a big deal out of birthdays.
Well, it is a big deal. So many decades of first ascents, exploring new areas, writing guidebooks and documenting mountaineering history. The man still has a vivid memory for details of early ascents.
He remains just as obsessive about climbing, though his body is not up to the approaches. He is still ...
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Grandma saves the day with an Avalanche Airbag

Posted today from Whistler:

Airbag was a Christmas present from his grandmother
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Not permitted to use Forum Search

Hey all, just joined the forum but I am unable to use to search function for some reason. When I click the search icon I get redirected to a page that says "Sorry but you are not permitted to use the search system." Anyone know how to solve this problem? Thank you!
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Most rewarding/favorite summit

As you have probably learned, I'm more for mountains than cliffs and backpacking trips. Everybody that has also read my previous posts knows what my answer is. I want to know what yours was. If you can decide (those that have been doing this the majority of their life might have difficulty answering).
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Mountaineering Beginner Looking for Partners and/or Advice

TL;DR Version: I have some backpacking experience and I am interested in getting into mountaineering. In near future, I would like to explore the glaciers and not so high peaks in Northern Pakistan (where I was born) – primarily in the same area as five of the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks. I am here to look for mountaineering partner(s) who are either beginners or wouldn’t mind showing the ropes (pun intended) to a beginner.

I ...
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What was your first climb?

The subject describes the forum. What was it? Mine was a hill outside of Gunnison, Co when I was 17. It was a really cool feeling. Then I went up Guadeloupe Peak in Texas. That was a much more physical, and rewarding, task.
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