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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: No Overboots?
Hey Robert, What you have described is deteriorating weather conditions during a summit bid. This happens often high on Denali and has turned me around on two occasions. Twenty mph winds at 20...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 03, 7:24pm

Re: fixed lines and tiblocs
I don’t think there is a need for a full size ascender on the West Buttress head wall. Petzl’s Accession weighs in at 6 oz compared to just over 1 oz for a Tibloc. The fixed lines are fat and...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 02, 6:02pm

Re: balaclava AND neck gaiter?
Packing a balaclava, hat and neck gaiter may seem redundant, but this system covers three levels of cold on Denali’s West Buttress. You can wear just the hat on most days or combine with a cozy ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 02, 5:41pm

Re: crampons
Crampons: Ltwt aluminum spikes could be a fine choice for the West Buttress, but since we made the choice to go very light on the ice axe, we wanted to make sure that we had excellent footing when ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 02, 5:35pm

Denali Lite
Ben: Thanks for getting this up on the web site. Hopefully my pack raft will be spared of any further death threats. Just a couple quick clarifications. Our excursion was during the last two w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
August 29, 12:42pm

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