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Let's just say... Let's just say...

I have a small (6 inch ish diameter)tree, a 5 foot long segment of rope, and 2 carabiners. How would I make a rappel anchor?
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Treating Dry, Sun Damaged Skin

Ok folks, time for a slow stroll down the metro road..

After years of outdoor abuse and neglect, I'm currently treating dry, sun-damaged skin on my arms and legs.
I've been using this homemade remedy I've worked up for several months and it seems to work very well.

A mix of:
Raw Shea Butter
http://www.amazon.com/Pack-African-Shea ... B00AU9VX3Y
http://shop.racosmetics.com/100-Pure-Sh ... z-0148.htm

Heritage Store ...
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Training and Nutrition Guide for Mt. Whitney Training and Nutrition Guide for Mt. Whitney

I've summited Mt. Whitney four times. Each summit was under 6 hours. Below is my comprehensive training and nutrition guide specifically tailored for Mt. Whitney. Please let me know if you have any questions. Happy to help.



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new film: The Search for Freedom

Howdy folks,
There's a new film out there The Search for Freedom that's pretty inspiring for outdoor athletes. Worth a watch for sure, if only for the scenery and action sequences..

The film might be especially interesting for those into Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's ideas about Flow.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
http://www.amazon.com/Flow-Psychology-E ... 0061339202
Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday ...
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Crevase Rescue : Munter/Mule prussic as the ratchet point.

In more than one place I've seen a munter/mule combined with a prussic as the ratchet point in a pulley system, especially in one of my favorite books:
http://www.amazon.com/Glacier-Mountaine ... 0762748621

It's hard to make out if that red cord is actually tied as a munter on the end but I think this is an example is here:

http://www.summitpost.org/ratchet-syste ... ing/700714

But even ...
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Two person team on glacier

For those of you that do this - how is your rope-setup? Do you go for one rope with knots (if snow) One extra rope, or do you keep the ends of the knotted rope in coils for rescue?

Looking for a safe and efficient setup that we can practise and use.
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Critique Workout Plan for Mt. Rainier & Denali Climb


I am planning to climb Mt. Rainier and then Denali sometime mid next year (2016) - approximately one year from now. I have little mountaineering experience, so I'll be practising climbing skills on Mt. Shasta several times (>7-8 climbs for sure, I live in Northern California) and taking self arrest, crevasse navigation classes, etc.

In the meantime, I want to start working out on my fitness and general preparedness for the climb. Now, here's ...
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Cascades - Intermediate climbing course

Hi, anybody had experience with "Mountain Madness" guides lately? Looking to take an Intermediate (not beginner) climbing course, Alpine Ascents has one as well but already full. Also, SWS mountain guides has one...Any other recommendations?

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Glamping: Some Hacks

I know, I know.. a new low, but some these are clever and might be useful for your off season or to get your Glamp on...

23 Must-Know Camping Hacks That Will Make You An Expert Of The Outdoors
http://www.swifty.com/travel-tips/9929/ ... =t#slide/0
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Food for altitude

Kind of a catch-22. Accommodating to altitude is much easier with good nutrition and hydration. But at altitude, food and water (especially that iodine-tinted filter water) are so unpalatable. When your mouth and stomach are uninterested in food, getting adequate calories is a chore.

My last big trip I found that nabisco ginger snaps work pretty well (and they are indestructible in your pack). In fact, I survived 3 days on little more than ginger ...
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