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Alpine?
What do you mean by "alpine"? Are you going to have access to water, or will you be melting snow? Sounds like you will be on snow. Since you don't seem to use poles, I assume yo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter Layering
May 14, 12:51am

Conduction greater than radiation when on snow
Hi Adan, My experience with sleeping on snow (air temps from +12C during an inversion down to -23C) is as follows: R3.5 left me cold. Not at the beginning of the evening, but early in the mor...

In GEAR » Neoair vs. Space Blanket
April 29, 2:56am

Exped Polaris
Sorry, may have missed if this has already been discussed: have you considered an Exped Polaris? http://www.exped.com/exped/web/exped_homepage_na.nsf http://www.moontrail.com/exped-polaris...

In GEAR » Arctic tent
April 08, 12:01am

Winter Gear List
Pack seems heavy. My HDPE Nalgene weighs about 4 oz, the Tritan Nalgene is about 6 oz. My half litre Tritan Nalgene is about 3 oz. I'd double check the weight of the Nalgenes, and consider d...

In Gear Lists » Winter Gear List
January 16, 2:23am

Cold Feet
Try sleeping without the Down Mutts.

In GEAR » Cold Feet Problem - Vapor Barrier?
November 15, 2:09am

Featherlite insulation
Only goes to where the wrist meets the hand. from the grippy palm/cinching strap on, there is no insulation, but 2 layers of material. I have used them in camp down to -20C (-5F) and they wor...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light FeatherLite Vapor Mitt question
November 08, 4:03pm

How'd it go?
Chris, I'm curious how things went.

In Gear Lists » 24 Day Ski Mountaineering Course
October 24, 11:55pm

More questions
Mike, regarding your list, have you considered replacing the Pursuit pack with a Black Diamond Alias? I happen to have both, and I find that although the Pursuit is rated at 50L vs the Alias...

In Gear Lists » WINTER EXPEDITION LIST (long and cold)
October 24, 2:36am

Big Bivy Sack
I have the Montbell Breeze Dry-Tec bag cover in wide/long, and it fits over my -5F WM bag, which lofts to about 7 inches. However, my bag is the discontinued Aiguille, which is narrower than the...

In GEAR » Big bivy sack and AK winter bag
July 16, 11:47pm

consider western mountaineering also
I have the Apache SDL (dryloft), similar to a FF Hummingbird with eVent, but has a collar. Now in windstopper, which I understand is the same. Weighs about 1kg. Rated to around 15F. Has always kept...

In GEAR » event down sleeping bag
June 03, 1:58am

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