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Matt Hage (mattagnes) - BPL Guest

My Locale Alaska
About Me Freelance photographer based in Anchorage, Ak. Grew up in Fairbanks. Covers adventurous topics for magazines and advertising agencies. Avid alpine climber who is also into pack rafting and ultraligth backpacking. Favorite thing to unwind on a Sunday; fly fishing a small stream in SCAK.
CityAnchorage
StateAlaska
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.hagephoto.com

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Re: re Gear
That sounds awesome Buzz! It's all about what appeals to you. We prefer to go light and slow as we really enjoy camping in amazing places for days at a time. Our permit for Aconcagua was for 20...

In Editor's Roundtable » Aconcagua Photo Essay and Gear List
September 09, 11:54am

Re: tent
Hi Robert-The MontBell double wall tent we took on this ascent seemed to suit the situation in a couple ways. On Denali, all of our ultralight shelters rely on digging into the snow or using snow b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Aconcagua Photo Essay and Gear List
August 27, 12:56pm

Down Jackets
We did bring our big puffies on this trip. It managed to escape the gear list. Both Matt & I brought Montbell Ventisca Down Parka weighing 26.0 ounces. Thanks for pointing out the error.

In Editor's Roundtable » Aconcagua Photo Essay and Gear List
August 18, 12:04pm

Re: Two Ropes?
Sorry for the confusion. We carried one 8mm rope. The gear list might reflect that it is coiled rescue style for two climbers.

In Editor's Roundtable » Denali Light: The 2009 Attempt
December 17, 5:31pm

Re: Denali Light: The 2009 Attempt
Thanks for the kudos Sam. Alpine style definitely has its place on Denali and routes such as the Cassin Ridge, Fathers and Sons Wall or even the West Rib are regularly climbed in that fashion. To s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Denali Light: The 2009 Attempt
December 11, 8:19pm

Re: Cook setup
Hey Robert We did not use a foam pad under the stove for 2009. It will work if used with the MSR stand for the XGK. Just dont use with the wind screen if in the tent as the trapped heat will me...

In Editor's Roundtable » Denali Light: The 2009 Attempt
December 11, 9:30am

Re: Aniachak Adventure Gear Choices
Alright Richard-lots of questions to answer here. After five years using the Aqua Bound paddles, we've found them to be very durable for our purposes. We find them much more durable than th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Aniakchak Adventure
May 14, 5:27pm

Re: Gorgeous photos!
Thanks Carol. Scott's swiftwater course was a blast and we learned some very valuable skills. But most important we came away from the three days feeling very confident in such a small boat o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Packraft Wet Reentry Photo Demo
April 16, 6:48pm

Re: Micropuff AND Parka
Hey Robert You might be able to get away with just the MontBell parka (or similar). The micropuff pullover is to be used under the spectre jacket on days climbing. Added insulation for up high...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
April 08, 1:00pm

Re: Overboots
Hey Robert That’s the great challenge of the alpine game; there is no right or wrong answers. Only decisions. And every alpinist must solely live or die by their own decision. Everyone must...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 04, 5:44pm

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