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Aconcagua
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

Shasta
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
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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