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Top Rope Heroes near Wanaka

Just did some ice climbing with Aspiring Guides near Treble Cone.
Pano of the Crag by radson1, on Flickr

Steffi at Black Peak crag by radson1, on Flickr

Steffi scopes out the climb by radson1, on Flickr

Summit by radson1, on Flickr

Leaving Black Peak Hut by radson1, on Flickr
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Stunning Carstenz Aerial Footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1iv2Ft ... e=youtu.be

From an ice-coring team. The last minute or so has the nice aerial footage shot from a help. Almost makes me want to go there.
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Haleakala bicyclists

My wife and I will be in Maui in July. Of course, we plan to visit Haleakala.

My question concerns the bicyclists. I know the tour groups will take people up for the sunrise, then let them ride downhill. What we're trying to do is avoid the downhill rush of bikes as we drive up.

Is the highway restricted at certain times for the bicyclists? Is this done every day?

We were looking at driving ...
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Brewster Hut, NZ

Anyone been up there lately?
I'm keen to know the state of the glacier.
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Understanding the Alpine Climbing Industry


I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Portland State University ,Oregon, United States. I am working on a consulting assignment as part of my academic requirement for my clients - a small company based out of Portland, Oregon manufacturing alpine climbing apparel. My clients are interested in evaluating potential export markets for their goods and I'm looking into the the New Zealand/ Australia market for mountaineering apparel.

My team ...
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Re: One Big Forum

What's the trade route on Mount Cook?
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BEWARE: Climbing Carstensz Pyramid

Dear all,

If you are thinking about climbing Carstensz Pyramid using a local guiding company, I suggest you do not use the company below. He charged me and 13 others US$8,000 each and then left us in Timika. He final email to me is below along with his contacted details. Unsurprisingly he has not refunded me, or indeed and has not answered any of my calls or emails since.

I hope you are not as ...
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Good one day climbs, NZ South Island

I managed to score some very cheap tickets to NZ in late Feb, and will be spending 12 days driving around the South Island. I'll be with my wife and bub so i think i can only swindle one day up high.

I know there has been recent talk about Brewster/Armstrong, but do any of you have any other suggestions for a day climb? I know 1 day isn't long, but i figure there are ...
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Mt Brewster, NZ

Hi there
Anyone been up to Brewster Hut, Mt Armstrong and Mt Brewster on late May/early June?
I've been wanting to do this area with snow and ice underfoot for years, finally I get my shot in 2013.
I have a 7 day window, so plenty of time.
I'll be going solo with a PLB (yes, experienced in alpine conditions)but always keen to hear other experiences.
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New Vinson Page

I made a new page for Mount Vinson today: http://www.summitpost.org/mount-vinson/830860
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