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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?

Thanks
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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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Never Leave the Playground - Stephen Jepson

If Fred Beckey wasn't enough inspiration, here's Stephen Jepson
Never Leave the Playground - Stephen Jepson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_YdPNgByOE

Also:
http://neverleavetheplayground.com/
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Mountaineering knot help

So far all of my hiking/climbing has been done solo but I'm looking ahead to some potential climbs where I will be part of a rope team. Obviously I will be taking a glacier skills/travel class in the near future but I'm totally green when it comes to the basics. I'd like to get a head start on learning some of the knots used in these situations.

I'm not looking to be able to rig ...
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Sleeping at -15C with a sleeping bag -9C ( Help !!)

Guys, I'm planning a backpacking trip to a 4200 masl basecamp in summer (South America). Low probability of snow but some times it is really cold arround -15C.

I do not own a sleeping bag -18C (or similar) so I want to use the following configuration to sleep only with 1st layer on a -15C night. Opinions?

Saco de dormir: Marmot de pluma 850 -9C (http://marmot.com/products/details/helium-new)
Comfort: 27.7°F / -2.4°C | Lower Limit: 16.3°F / ...
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Self-belay climbing using Micro Traxion

This video show solo top-rope climbing using Micro Traxion for self-belay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_NMRAp_NeY

What would you recommend for solo lead climbing?
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New Mentored Alpinism Fitness & Training Forum

ADK High Peaks Foundation (a NE regional forum) has a new sub-forum, Fitness and Training. This is located under the General Hiking category – those serious about training won’t want to miss this.

Steve House and Scott Johnston, authors of Training for the New Alpinism, are the mentors for the sub-forum. They bring an incredible depth of knowledge to the table and offer forum members a chance to interactively tap into the collective knowledge of ...
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ACL ligament decision: cadaver, hamstring or patella

So, I recently tore my ACL (slipped on a wet rock while hiking across a creek bed). I'm going to have surgery. But I need to decide on which graft to replace it with. The options are cadaver (allograft), hamstring or patella tendon.

I tore my ACL in my other knee 17 years ago. The surgeon used the patella tendon (tendon under the knee cap). Great use, no problems, except extreme sensitivity to touch on ...
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Looking for feedback on my training plan for Rainier

Hello everyone,

I'm fairly new to mountaineering and was wondering if if could get feedback on my workout plan for summiting Rainier in May 2015. It will be a guided climb and the company is RMI. Some quick background info - I'm in my late 20's and I live in the Toronto (Canada) area (flat lands). I've accomplished some fairly challenging physical events including many half-marathons and this year, a full marathon.

My plan consists ...
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