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Sieto van der Heide (Sieto) - BPL Guest

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All Forum Posts by Sieto van der Heide

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Denali West Buttress 2011 Lightweight
I didn't want to steal S Long's thunder in his own Denali topic, so I thought I'd start my own. I'm also going to Denali, may/june next year. It will be a guided trip (AMS) on t...

In Gear Lists » Another Denali Gear List
November 26, 9:38am

Hi Mark, thanks, this is the kind of info I was looking for. The ratings by PHD (who made the jacket) seem to be thought through, I think I can trust them. From their website: The TOT figur...

In Philosophy & Technique » Layering sleeping gear at high altitude
November 26, 9:17am

Comments on Denali gearlist
As I'm preparing for my own Denali climb (may 2011), it's good practice for me to compare gear-lists :-) Maybe I'll post my list sometime soon, too. Some comments on your list: ...

In Gear Lists » Denali Gear List
November 26, 7:59am

PHD Vests
Mattias, this is not exactly an answer for your question about MontBell products, but, being from europe, it might be worth checking out the vests (and other garments) made by PHD: http://www....

In GEAR » MontBell Alpine Down Vest vs MontBell Alpine Light Down
November 26, 7:06am

Layering sleeping gear at high altitude
I'd like to get some insights in layering strategies for sleeping gear for winter camping at high altitude (Denali). I have a bag that's rated to about -6f (-20c). For Denali I'm thi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Layering sleeping gear at high altitude
November 26, 5:15am

Camp Air CR
+1 on the Camp AIR CR I've got one in size L. It's 290gr, so just over 10oz. Used it for indoor/toprope climbing and glacier travel, works great for both.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Climbing Harness
October 28, 3:24pm

Demand Pull-on
I have the Demand Pull-on - great jacket. Light, packable, great hood, eVent. Be aware it's a bit tight around the shoulders, compared to other Rab jackets.

In Gear Deals » 30% off RAB @ Backcountry!
October 17, 1:49pm

Yeah, I read they used a GoLite Gust. I also read they had sore hips (or shoulders). Also keep in mind they had a pretty minimal gear-list. Unless you can match that I think extra volume is require...

In GEAR » Backpack for Denali
September 20, 3:03pm

pack needs to be big!
I've used a Pinnacle on Aconcagua, and it was just big enough. I'm also considering a Denali climb (West Butress route) and I'm thinking of bying a GoLite Quest, because I think I need ...

In GEAR » Backpack for Denali
September 20, 2:41pm

Re: tent
I was up there mid februari. Our group used ~5kg Vaude heavy duty tents, and even one of those was shredded at Colera camp, the night after we summited (luckily it was the night after the summit, s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Aconcagua Photo Essay and Gear List
August 24, 1:52pm

All Reader Reviews by Sieto van der Heide

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MLD Super Exodus
The same review, with better lay-out and pictures can be found at my personal blog: This is a review of my Mountain Laurel Designs Super Exodus (2010) backpack, after a fai...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 26, 3:15am

Extremities Lightweight Guide Glove
They're light: my size XL's weigh only 58 grams. They're windproof, because of the Windstopper fabric on the back. They're durable, because of the Pittards leather palm. They'...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 27, 9:29am

Rab Aeon Tee
Recently bought a Rab Aeon Tee (s/s). It's very light, Rab's website lists it at 95 grams, while on my scales it's 86 grams (3 oz). It doesn't wet out very fast, but if it does, it dri...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 06, 5:40am

Haglofs Treble Hood / Treble Vest
I wore a Haglofs Treble Hood almost all the time during my Aconcagua climb. The hood shielded my face from the sun when needed and provided warmth higher up. The combination of fleece and PS makes i...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
June 06, 5:32am