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Re: "Valley Uprising"
Jeffrey, mountaineering is not the same as the variety of rock climbing we are talking about here. I am guessing you're talking about high altitude mountaineering books, where the risk calcula...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
May 02, 5:39pm

Re: "Valley Uprising"
> I suggested that lots of young men will ape Honnold's tactics with tragic results. I don't want to really dive into the argument for or against soloing, but plenty of climbers free ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
April 26, 8:59pm

Re: Valley Uprising
> Free climbing by the likes of Alex Honnold make my stomach turn You mean free soloing. Free climbing just means not aid climbing. Most climbing you've ever seen anyone do is free climbi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Valley Uprising
April 26, 3:43pm

Re: I agree with Peter
I also agree with Peter, and I don't know if there is anyone more qualified on BPL to weigh in one single day unsupported runs. I've been able to fit everything I needed in an AK vest for e...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 56Km Race Plan
April 06, 12:19pm

Re: Re: Clothing
I think you should just check the weather forecast for the South Rim before your trip and decide. The South Rim is at 7,200' so it might be a bit cold waiting around in the morning for the shut...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 11:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
I went there a couple days after a big snowstorm. I broke trail in two feet of snow on the North Rim between 7,200' and 8,200'. It took me 50 minutes to do the final mile to the rim, with a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 10:00am

Re: Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
Hey Rick, I did R2R2R a couple weeks ago in a day. I think you've got a pretty good plan, but if you have any questions about the area I might be able to answer them. For water, wade your...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim Day Hike Suggestions
March 25, 9:37am

Damnation
Glen Canyon pre-damming is featured prominently in the Patagonia documentary, Damnation. It's on Netflix last time I checked. http://damnationfilm.com/

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Glen Canyon: The Place No One Knew
March 24, 10:15am

Ray Way pack
My friend Happy Hour made a Ray Way pack and used it for the entire PCT in 2013. His sewing skills before he made it were non-existent, and as a result he was quite surprised it held up. He had an ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 23, 10:46am

Re: Sock-cicles
You can also dry wet socks against your chest overnight if they aren't totally soaked. This is fairly uncomfortable to begin with but you will have fresh, warm, dry socks in the morning.

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
March 20, 3:22pm

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