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Risk as a Parent

Just was wondering about others perceptions

So as a single father of two girls this question goes through my head, especially as climbing partners have kids.

Is avoiding risk good or bad,.

Just some background. So, I've climbed for 42 years around the world, and have never had an accident that I needed to see the doctor. I've taken falls onto a rope upwards of 60ft, spent 2 yrs just doing R/X climbs, climbed in ...
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Ice climbing equipment ?

First time Ice climbing, can I wear snowboarding boots for ice climbing or any hiking boots does it matter ? does it matter what kind of helmet I wear also ? How about ice climbing axe's I see straight ones and curved ones ?
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Best Beginner Mountains

Hey all,

My girlfriend and I just graduated college and left our respective sports teams, and are looking to get into mountaineering as our new sport. We're both in excellent physical condition and spend a lot of time backpacking and hiking as it is, and she does quite a bit of rock climbing as well (while I only climb maybe a couple times a year, I'm trying to get into it more now that I ...
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Climbing Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro in succession

Dear Summitpost posters!

I am a newbie at climbing any mountains above 1000m (only done Ben Nevis and Snowden), however, I do hike quite often and across varying ranges of landscape. Including all the ones found on those two mountains. I have no doubt I can manage either of these mountains, but I was wondering if it is wise to both in quick succession, i.e. one day of rest in between.

I'm planning to start ...
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Newbie,Where to start ice climbing.

I'm coming to M.T Washington in March of 2016 for my Fifty Birthday, I want to climb Pinnacle Gully,I watched You tuber"s say that was their first time ice climbing as well.I'm i moving to fast?
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Vertical Souls Project - Check it out! Vertical Souls Project - Check it out!

Hi all climbing community! :mrgreen:

I thought it would be nice to share with you our (mine - Valentina,nice to meet you! - and my two friends Anna and Tamsin) new project that goes under the name of Vertical Souls.

The three of us have started climbing more or less a couple of years ago and we got so much into it that we totally can't ...
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Please help.

I'm new to this site and I can not figure out how to mark a peak as climbed. Is this even possible on this website?
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I'm going to take a mountaineering course next summer, either through National Outdoor Leadership School or International Wilderness Leadership School. The goal of this is to get the necessary skills to begin leading my own trips/expeditions in more technical terrain. The NOLS trip I'm looking at is the Waddington Range Mountaineering course (http://www.nols.edu/courses/waddington- ... aineering/) The IWLS course is Patagonia Mountaineering (http://iwls.com/locations/south-america ... aineering/ ...
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Ads, Grrr!

This morning I logged in and looked at a couple pages. All sorts of "things" were loading according to the little alert box at the bottom left of my screen. These presumably are ads or scripts. Then the page would freeze, going blank except for a small part to the upper left. I am using the most recent version of FireFox.

In previous posts I (and others) have sought a balance to ads. Now ads ...
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New GoPro Winter Accessory


I‘ve posted here in the past about my frustrations with my GoPro in the cold weather. After more research I found that there is no good solution out there, so I’m working to invent one.
I am designing and building a new type of GoPro accessory that will keep your GoPro working well in the coldest conditions. I put together a quick survey to better understand the problems users face in winter conditions. If ...
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