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Postby mliuzzolino » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:22 pm

Hi all,

I have been a hiker and climber for quite a long time and I have recently come into love with mountaineering. I took a technical course in New Zealand a year ago and I loved it. I am traveling to Patagonia soon for a 3 week break from university where I will just be trekking around, but I remembered one of my guides while in New Zealand.

She would often do solo summits up to Mt. Cook, and I am now considering getting into doing solo summits, but it's difficult to imagine how it might be done. Everything we did in the course was with a partner (all the rock, ice, and snow climbing and glacier travel).

I am wondering what all is involved with solo summits and what kind of techniques and gear might be required. I've had a little bit of a difficulty finding information or articles on it online - everything coming up is about partner summits and belaying/climbing techniques. How is this accomplished by one's self?

Thanks for your time in reading this and I look forward to your responses!
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Re: Solo Summits

Postby nartreb » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:27 pm

You're not looking very hard.

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web08x/wfea ... o-honnold/
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web08x/wfeature-solo-vidal/
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web08x/wfea ... o-lacelle/
and so on... Google for the rest of the series.

If they don't answer your questions, they may at least help you frame your questions in more specific terms.
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