by Acumen » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:38 pm
by 96avs01 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:11 am
by Acumen » Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:39 am
by ExcitableBoy » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:18 pm
Acumen wrote:Yeah, there are some great trip reports on there, but not quite what I am looking for. A few pieces of gear are mentioned in some but I really would like to see some itemized lists of literally every piece of kit brought including model. I would also like them to be as recent as possible since a lot of great gear has come out in the last few years.
Basically I know what items gear lists will include, but am trying to find details and reports on specific systems that people have brought up, especially solo.
Another thing I am very interested in is summit day pack contents, which seem to vary greatly.
by splattski » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:21 pm
by Acumen » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:28 pm
ExcitableBoy wrote:if you need to ask these very basic questions, maybe you should rethink the whole soloing Denali plan.
by ExcitableBoy » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:23 pm
Acumen wrote:I agree 100%, but I wouldn't consider these basic questions, just trying to find what systems people have used and liked. For example there are many summit approach plans that are all equally valid and mostly comes down to personal choice and I have not settled on one yet. Trying to find as many detailed lists as possible before I do in case one jumps out to me as perfect.
Acumen wrote:Right now I am leaning toward a staging plan with 2 tents, 2 stoves and 2 packs. Could be done with a group or solo, doesn't matter. Not planning to or hoping to do it solo, but having a plan/gear list for solo it seems to me it is easier to add on weight saving alternatives for more people then the other way around. A double wall, whitegas and cook tent for up to 14k. Single wall, tent cooking with a hanging inverted canister for 17k night before hopeful summit with 4-5 days contingency food & fuel. Summit pack for summit day.
I could easily see traveling heavy taking only 1 double and bringing it to 17k cooking in the vestibule with whitegas. I also could take the cook tent up to 17k with either the single or double wall for comfortable waiting. I could also easily see traveling light, skipping overnight on the 17k entirely and just having a contingency camp stashed there and 2/3 walk up acclimation days instead starting the summit push from 14k.
by 96avs01 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:31 am
by splattski » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:01 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:26 pm
96avs01 wrote:I agree with most everything EB wrote, except that an EV2 is roomy enough for 2. For a couple of days, sure, for a couple of weeks, no thank you.
by 96avs01 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:42 pm
ExcitableBoy wrote:Also, I would spend at least as much time planning your food as gear. Eating became a welcome distraction and a varied menu is nice. Bring a small back packing fry pan so you can make pancakes and things like that.
by Jesus Malverde » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:16 am
splattski wrote:I think the ideal gear and schedule on Denali is highly variable. The mountain rules.
ExcitableBoy wrote:My big fear, and it should be yours, is falling into a crevasse. I broke through three bridges on the well trodden trail of the WB. On another AK trip my partner fell all the way into a crevasse on the Ruth Glacier while on skis.
by Chris Simpson » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:30 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:26 pm
Chris Simpson wrote:We are strong climbers and are going with intent to summit in 5-10 days
by Chris Simpson » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:33 pm
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