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"Probably it would cover everything from -10° to 15°."
i love my antelope. i have no problem with the bag in that range. the only reason i'd go with a 20* bag is to go lighter on bag weigth and push it colder, paired with the right clothing. the...

In GEAR » Help Me Decide!
October 04, 12:46pm

if plato was shopping for a tent
i'm thinking the mld duomid could be the way he'd go. simple, low key and would blend with his aesthetic.

In GEAR » Lightest full featured tent?
October 01, 4:11pm

got it - more in line with a parka, not jacket
my volant comes down below my waist (xl and i'm 6'2"), but you won't get full butt-coverage.

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 01, 10:29am

take a look at the feathered friends volant
the spec's come pretty close to what you are looking for: shell material is light, but not so light that you have to be overly protec...

In GEAR » Lightest Expedition/Very Cold Weather jacket?
October 01, 8:13am

one of the rules of international travel
don’t interfere intentionally or otherwise with the locals who are trying to make a living with a further caveat that if confronted, discretion is the better part of valor. incidents like this h...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ueli Steck and Sherpas
September 27, 12:12pm

while if i thought being able to self belay off of a shaft was important i wouldn't buy an ice axe that didn't also have a proper
pick and adze (like buying a car with seatbelts but no brakes) maybe the grivel futura could be a compromise.

In GEAR » Ice Axe Shaft Only?
September 26, 11:28pm

max - you want stories
go to the library and checkout "the armchair mountaineer." or better yet, make your own mountaineering stories, they are in the end much better than the stories you will read from others.

In GEAR » Pack for Peak Assaulting?
September 26, 10:08pm

*what is a "belay jacket"*
"is it literally just the puffy you wear when you're belaying?" max - your definition is factually accurate, but a *belay jacket* to many is so much more. think of it as a refuge. ...

In GEAR » Pack for Peak Assaulting?
September 26, 9:43pm

i'd go out w/will's gear list with two slight changes
i'd ditch the hardshell top and bottom. i like to pull the plug on one or two day trips if the weather looks like it's gonna truly suck so i'm fine with a hooded wind shirt and if i th...

In GEAR » Pack for Peak Assaulting?
September 26, 9:00pm

for a one (long) day full on NE winter winter peak-bag, 30l is fine
provided you are moving fast, you and your partner are splitting gear and you know what you are doing. i'm not going to comment on all of your gear, but the one thing that jumps-out is the wood...

In GEAR » Pack for Peak Assaulting?
September 26, 12:09pm

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