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Always start on knees?
Re: "I teach a technique that works with or without crampons. You roll onto the axe with your knees bent and feet in the air, than actively pull-up on the axe shaft while leaning hard on the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Learning how to use an ice axe
May 13, 8:33pm

Self arrest with crampons
As fond as I am of Bob Gross, and even though I am no expert, I would disagree with him, and would recommend practicing self arrest with and without crampons. You have to use your knees AND NOT YO...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Learning how to use an ice axe
May 12, 5:21pm

Tomahawking arrest
Sorry to be off topic, but there’s always the “Atlanta Braves’ self arrest” in which you tomahawk your way down the slope at the speed of sound. Bob, you said, "For Helen La...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lighten up a Shasta Load
May 10, 5:26pm

Glissade or self-arrest?
Re: "...slowing down. Well that is what your ice axe pick and adze are for ..." Do you mean self-arrest, rather than glissade? If you are sliding down the slope on your belly, with the ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lighten up a Shasta Load
May 09, 11:18pm

Crampons while glissading
Re: "Don't glissade while wearing crampons? Why not? Just don't use your feet." I WANT TO SEE VIDEOS OF THAT! Exactly how is that supposed to happen? Do you lay on your back wi...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lighten up a Shasta Load
May 07, 6:56pm

Rocks ever hit anyone?
Bob, in your 26 years, did you ever see anyone get hit with a rock, or see the after-effects? Did you ever wear a helmet?

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lighten up a Shasta Load
May 06, 8:53pm

Glissade shorts?
Re: "When descending, the glissade often feels like you are on a ride inside a washing machine." Would it be worth the weight to bring cheap over-shorts so you don't shred expensive ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lighten up a Shasta Load
May 06, 7:09pm

Lightheart Duo
This is an interesting tent, but would it be improved with a vent at the top of the fly?

In GEAR » Recommendations for lightweight 2-person tent?
May 06, 6:35pm

Is ski race relevant?
"Basic Strategy and Pack Weight In 2008, we did a 140-mile route through the Wrangell Mountains starting with 38-pound packs (4.2 days). In 2009 we cut pack weight to 32 pounds, which include...

In Winter Hiking » Advice wanted. Long distance ski mountaineering etc...
April 23, 6:30pm

Coldest temps
Roger: 1. Is there a weather station on Denali's summit? If not, to record a temp someone has to climb up there with a thermometer, which isn't going to happen in January, in the middle of...

In Winter Hiking » Tales of Winter Survival
April 12, 8:31am

All Reader Reviews by ROBERT TANGEN

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Zpacks Arc Blast 60 liter
I received my Zpacks Arc Blast, the large 60 liter, 17.0 oz. size for winter loads, and love it. If you are worried about getting poked, don’t worry, the stays terminate at the bottom end BEHIND the ...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 13, 6:24pm

Rab Boreas extremely thin soft shell
1. David Chenault: “I'm a huge fan. It's been a great layer for BC skiing thus far. I expect it to be fairly bug proof too.” 2. Noted mountain climber Nils Nielsen: “The last month I’ve be...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 06, 3:44pm

WalMart / "Starter" compression shorts
(Others have written that they like these, and I agree.) The WalMart / “Starter” compression shorts are: 1. Long enough to prevent abrasion, even if you have massively muscled, Greek God-like thighs...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
May 02, 1:12pm

MLD 2009 Revelation
Five Stars! I love the new 2009 Revelation from Mountain Laurel Designs! I haven’t wrung it out like Ryan Jordan did for the pack he recently reviewed, so I don’t have his detailed data base, but th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 21, 6:12pm