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Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby schaffner » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:53 am

Hi,

we found some gear last weekend on the the L-shaped snow field while descending from the Swiss Arete. It was a pair of climbing shoes together with two other items. Don't think they have been sitting there for a long time. If it's yours, provide some details and we can arrange something.

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Re: Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby Romain » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:43 am

Hey, sorry for changing the subject, but what kind of conditions did you encounter? Was the snow in the L-shaped couloir hardened? Any skeeters around Sam Mack? Thx
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Re: Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby schaffner » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:33 am

We climbed in the L-sheaped couloir only around 12pm and 5pm, both times the snow was pretty soft (high of 50 that day). We still had and used crampons.

Mosquitoes at Sam Mack weren't extremely bad, but still annoying, especially during dusk. During the night they were gone (we also had some wind).
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Re: Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby Romain » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:50 am

Thanks.
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Re: Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby fossana » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:04 pm

Thanks for posting. I think they might be mine; emailing you.
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Re: Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby Bob Burd » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:14 pm

fossana wrote:Thanks for posting. I think they might be mine; emailing you.


You should at least tell us the story about how you managed to lose them... :)
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Re: Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby schaffner » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:04 pm

It wasn't fossana's stuff, so it's still not claimed.
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Re: Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby fossana » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:56 pm

Bob Burd wrote:
fossana wrote:Thanks for posting. I think they might be mine; emailing you.


You should at least tell us the story about how you managed to lose them... :)


Only for you, Bob ;) Not a very exciting story, BTW. We did Temple (Sun Ribbon)/Galey/Sill in late July and somewhere around Galey Notch I stopped to put snow in my Camelbak. I took some stuff out of my pack, which I think fell behind a boulder I was tired (spacey) at this point and didn't notice until we got to the harder part of the Swiss Arete that I was missing my climbing shoes. I was worried about time so I didn't go back and look for them before we descended, plus I figured I'd be doing Sill to T-bolt at some point later in the season.
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Re: Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby Bob Burd » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:05 pm

fossana wrote:Only for you, Bob ;)


Thanks for indulging me. So apparently there have been at least two pairs of climbing shoes lost on Mt. Sill. I wonder if one could do a bit more reconnoitering of the area and open up a discount shoe store from the back of a dirtbagger's white pickup truck. Just thinking out loud here...
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Re: Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby fossana » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:18 pm

Bob Burd wrote:Thanks for indulging me. So apparently there have been at least two pairs of climbing shoes lost on Mt. Sill. I wonder if one could do a bit more reconnoitering of the area and open up a discount shoe store from the back of a dirtbagger's white pickup truck. Just thinking out loud here...


NP. Note mine were $15 on clearance Evolvs so no one should get too excited.
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Re: Mt. Sill: Gear found (climbing shoes)

Postby schaffner » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:24 pm

Bob Burd wrote:So apparently there have been at least two pairs of climbing shoes lost on Mt. Sill. I wonder if one could do a bit more reconnoitering of the area and open up a discount shoe store from the back of a dirtbagger's white pickup truck. Just thinking out loud here...


Aside from the pair of climbing shoes we also found a pair of mountaineering boots and one approach shoe stacked in a nice pile. So your business idea might not be too bad. We didn't bring those down because it looked as if they had been up there for a while already and we were too lazy to schlepp the boots out.
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