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June in the IPW
How cold is directly dependent on where you're sleeping and wind exposure. Elevations in IPW are from 8,000 to 13,000. A 15-30 bag will be fine - take an extra closed cell pad if sleeping on sn...

In GEAR » Sleeping system for the Indian Peak Colorado
June 16, 8:56am

Kurt Diemberger
I was fortunate to attend a Kurt Diemberger presentation earlier this year - one of the original of the earliest 8000 meter summit mountaineers. A fantastic awe-inspiring presentation. http://ww...

In Philosophy & Technique » The logistics of Old-time mountain climbers
June 10, 2:19pm

I'm still snow camping!
Funny you should mention the northern hemisphere getting ready to go into summer - just this morning I was complaining about that to myself - summer in the mountains brings crowds of amateur hikers...

In GEAR » Brooks-Range Propel, a 1lb 9oz four season tent?
June 05, 7:02pm

Another Deuter vote
Check out the Deuter "Act Zero" 50+15 - 3.25 lbs - nice big toploader with no extra bells or whistles - the top pocket can be removed for lowering weight when not needed on the new models...

In GEAR » Need a Larger Pack
June 05, 6:13am

Black Diamond
You might want to take a look at the Black Diamond HiLight - freestanding, sub-three lbs, full side door, and you can add a vestibule if you need more space when using it as a co-op - light enough ...

In GEAR » suggestions for free standing , side entery tents for two
May 17, 6:55pm

for quick healing
I've had dry hand & finger condition for decades - between living in the Rockies, very dry low humidity environment and always working with my hands, left unchecked my fingers and hands wil...

In Winter Hiking » Cracked fingers from snow camping
April 22, 2:04pm

GoLite another take
Brad, nicely presented and well thought out review. Thanks for your time in putting this together. As owner of one of these jackets, purchased 2011, just a few other comments. My men's mediu...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Malpais Trinity 3-Layer Liteshell Jacket Review
April 21, 10:00am

those were the days?
After using a borrowed Boyscout rucksack for some time, I bought my first backpack - Kelty D4 around 1973 - joined it up with a Eureka Timberline tent and Svea shortly thereafter - it's a good ...

In GEAR » 1960's Kelty Price List
January 23, 8:21pm

How old is old?
I'm well on my way past the mid-fifties and have been a recreational athlete all my adult life and always fast-pack including a lot of off-trail miles and big elevation gain/decent. With we...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Older bper fastpacking
November 06, 12:03pm

How about Carbon Fiber
Don't know how much you want to spend but carbon fiber poles from Fibraplex might work - might lighten the load also. fibraplex.com

In GEAR » Replacement tent poles - lightweight but robust for winter camping
October 20, 1:36pm

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