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Mitchell Rossman (bigmitch) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Minneapolis-St. Paul
About Me I am middle-aged guy who is game for nearly any adventure.

I have a background in adventure racing, fastpacking, ultrarunning, ultracycling, mountain biking, bikepacking (trail and road), winter ultras, technical climbing (ice, rock, and mountaineering), technical canyoneering, skiing (nordic, downhill, and backcountry), flat water kayaking & canoeing, and the like.

However, at least for now, I am challenged in snowboarding and whitewater kayaking.
CityMendota Heights
StateMinnesota
CountryUnited States

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Re: AT Nordic Ski Systems
Yes, may be a bad fit on those Scarpa T3s. I have used mine maybe 150+ days since '97 and they always felt great using the original liners. At first, I used them on long, straight, skinn...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
March 18, 7:12pm

Coldest night camping
At least -25f in an open bivy at Arrowhead Ultra. No big deal. Very common to see large crowds doing the same at the various snowmobile shelters scattered along the race course. If someone ...

In Winter Hiking » Your coldest night camping?
February 10, 7:28pm

Grand Canyon early Feb
I have done 2 R2R2R at that time. The South Rim had snow, but it vanished about 1000 ft below the South Rim. Temperatures at Phantom Ranch were probably in the high 40s.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon early Feb
January 11, 7:18pm

Beginner Ice Climbing . . .
This is off topic, but the best blog on the subject is Cold Thistle. Dane is based out of Seattle.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beginner Ice Climbing around Bellingham, Wa
January 09, 7:24pm

Layering of jackets
The practice of layering jackets is common for ice climbers on multi-pitch routes. It enables one to dial in the desired warmth. For example, I use three jackets, all sized up from a Patagoni...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Two layered down jackets?
January 06, 7:57pm

Ice Climbing in the Cascades
As noted above, the ice climbing classes typically are in the summer on places like Baker. In the winter, most of the NW guiding services offer classes in Ouray, CO. There is nothing like Our...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Beginner Ice Climbing around Bellingham, Wa
January 03, 8:00am

Grand Canyon Fall 2014: Technical Canyoneering and Packrafting, Any Interest?
I realize that Bogley is a better forum for this post, but I thought I would give it a try. I am looking for highly experienced technical canyoneers for a 3-4 day trip. I have lusted at the p...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon Fall 2014: Technical Canyoneering and Packrafting, Any Interest?
September 27, 5:41pm

JMT in 5 days 2 hours
This would be very impressive with a 10 lb pack, an order of magnitude more impressive with a 27 lb pack.

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT in 5 days 2 hours
September 27, 5:32pm

Wonderland Trail
Thank you for sharing your photos. They brought back good memories.

In Post-Trip Reports » Wonderland Trail Section Hike
September 27, 5:29pm

Ice Axe, Shaft only
Although I can't understand what is so heavy with the Camp Corsa for your application, here are some ideas: Judging from your knowledge of skimo, you must have a lightweight avalanche shovel...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 27, 1:43pm

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