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Bob, I'm guessing that, with the exception of the gal who'd never been over 10,000', the bulk of the remainder of the crew was pretty experienced, no? Are you suggesting that a newbie ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
April 02, 3:05pm

Re: Re: Guided trips
Bob there could be any number of possible explanations for your group's success. . . weather, fitness, backcountry experience, other climbing experience, etc. With good guides, your group'...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
April 02, 11:16am

CC promos
I get the idea of the REI CC, but I think one is better off with some of the cash back promos out there. . . for example, I get a bit over 1% back at the end of the year on all purchases on my cred...

In GEAR » Rei dividends are here =)
April 01, 9:05am

Guided trips
I have been learning by reading all I can read and signing up for guided trips: Mt. Shasta with Shasta Mountain Guides, and Mt. Rainier and Mt. Whitney with International Mountain Guides. On each...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
April 01, 8:39am

I attempted Shasta for the first time last May, with Shasta Mountain Guides. It was an awesome, awesome experience. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed it. It was also very physicall...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to summit Shasta
January 23, 6:31pm

Re: OP - need more info....
Mark, thanks for your interest. It was a six day trip. The camera performed fine prior to the summit day (the last day). I kept it stored in my backpack, in a waterproof seat to summit stuff s...

In GEAR » How do you photo guys do it?
August 02, 3:55pm

How do you photo guys do it?
Probably way off topic, but I expect some of the folks who post here may be helpful and I'm not part of any photo message boards. Early yesterday morning, I arrived at the summit of Rainie...

In GEAR » How do you photo guys do it?
July 27, 7:25pm

Thanks. .. but. . .
I'm actually not looking for suggestions about my ankle. I'm resigned to an ASO brace and use my trekking poles. When combined with a large degree of caution, I'm able to avoid furthe...

In GEAR » Bootmaking theory
July 08, 11:51am

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions, folks. One comment above suggested that I don't need 140 cm. I routinely set them at 135 cm and sometimes bump them to 140 cm on downhills. Sometime...

In Gear Lists » Trekking pole suggestions
July 08, 10:47am

Bootmaking theory
Not sure how to title this post. I have a ridiculously bad right ankle, which I've sprained at least 12 times in the past decade. Prior to that I'd had a reconstruction done, which was ...

In GEAR » Bootmaking theory
July 08, 10:36am

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