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Chiwawa mt

If Chiwawa is climbed from Chiwawa basin, can a person then drop off the backside into Lyman lakes without climbing gear, or too steep?
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Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in October?

Hello all!

This is my first post here. I am a relatively novice mountaineer (my relatively short climbing resume includes Mt. Shasta (Hotlum-Bolun Route), Pyramid Peak, Rubicon Peak & most of the Becker, Talking Mountain, Ralston Peak traverse (all in winter), and I have had some lessons in crampon and ice axe usage along with avalanche safety courses). I'm going to Ecuador this October with a buddy of mine who is a pretty skilled rock ...
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Springer Mountain incident Feb 24

If anyone knows who the Boy Scout troop was on Springer Mnt yesterday morning was or how I could contact them, please email me at

A very unfortunate event happened and they assisted local EMS crews. These guys need recognized for their efforts. Thanks
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4 Days of Hiking in NM

Hi everyone,
My first post here...
I am traveling to New Mexico in the second part of April with 4 friends - mostly for hiking. We will use Santa Fe as a base and drive to hiking destinations. We have 4 hiking days. Could you recommend the most spectacular day hikes we can make within 1.5 hours driving distance from Santa Fe? All people in the group are experienced hikers in the 50s.
Thanks in ...
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Multiple Backpacks

I mostly do 4th/easy 5th class mountains in the Sierras.

To date, I've been bringing a 65L pack to my high camp (around 11k feet), then using a 33L pack on summit day. I realized that I'm carrying a 5.5 lb. pack and a 3 lb. pack, for a total 8.5 pounds of pack up to 11k feet, and back down.

Anyone know of any solutions?

I'm considering getting a 75L Mission BD pack and ...
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Mt. Everest's most famous dead body

Very interesting article about the body known as "green boots" ... -dead-body
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Spanish climber Alex Txikon, 3 others scale Mt Pumori

Spanish climber Alex Txikon and his climbing partner Muhammad Ali Sadpara successfully stood atop Mt Pumori (7,161 m) without using supplemental oxygen in the Mt Everest region on Saturday morning becoming the only team to scale a peak above 7,000 m in the winter climbing season, the expedition organiser informed.

The Himalaya Times
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beginner needing help

Hello, I am just a normal person with barely any experience in mountain hiking and normally fit don't really do much exercise at all but i do like hiking but extremely rarely have any chances to do so since sweden doesn't have much mountains and i also started getting into hiking only 2 years ago.
I have a number of questions that i would like to find an answer to.
1: i wanna know which ...
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gaining experience

Hi! I'm a Belgian student with a passion for mountaineering. I like to spend the free time I have in the mountains learning and climbing. So far I've done some climbing courses, the mont blanc and several mountains in the Himalaya and the Pamir of the same difficulty level, however I'd like to improve.

Any recommendations for training courses, climbs,... are welcome. Im very motivated and willing to put a lot of effort into improving. ...
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What mountaineering item is on your Christmas wish list?

What mountaineering item is on your Christmas wish list?

For me it would be signed first edition books to add to my collection.
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