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Re: Re: Re: Aconcagua
"We used Kahtoola crampons and poles - no ice ax needed on the Normal Route." That can get bad results. Two Japanese climbers were on the route a few days ahead of us, and they went...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 3:12pm

Re: Re: Aconcagua
"Because those bowling-ball-sized rocks hurt when they tumble against my boney ankles." David, most of the tumbling rocks that we dodged were grapefruit size and smaller. --B.G.--

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 2:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Aconcagua
"Camping up on that mountain is a miserable experience by all accounts." One thing that might be worse is if you need to camp and you don't have any gear to do it. Camping up high ...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 2:52pm

Re: most miserable cold night!
"an ounce or two of white gas" I get warm on an ounce or two of high proof rum. --B.G.--

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 21, 7:17pm

Re: gud design
"models with tubular metal frames" I purchased a DIY kit from Early winters, and the kit had tubular aluminum frames. They held up good for a very long time. I assembled them in 1980. ...

In Winter Hiking » msr snowshoes -- evo vs lightning
November 21, 5:54pm

Re: 14g ti-wing esbit stove for $6.73
Kevin, thanks. That's not a bad price at all. I have one already, but I can always use a spare on the shelf. These things are so small that they get lost easily. When I am out on the trail w...

In Gear Deals » 14g ti esbit stove for $6.73
November 21, 5:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Sleeping wedge? Thoughts on how to do this...
Carry a few pieces of closed cell foam pad. First, lay a one-foot piece down on the ground. Then lay a two-foot piece on top of it. Then lay a three-foot piece on top of that. If the foam is sof...

In GEAR » Sleeping wedge? Thoughts on how to do this...
November 21, 4:11pm

Re: Beginner to winter backpacking.... Need help
"The Loma Prieta Chapter in the South Bay also runs a winter camping class every 2nd or 3rd year." Yes, and that is happening in January coming up. --B.G.--

In Winter Hiking » Beginner to winter backpacking...need help with layering
November 21, 12:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Going Fast
"The Sherpas are, by and large, although not always, fairly small and wiry." When I did my first trek with the Sherpas, I was about 5'7" tall and about 140 pounds. I was exact...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 20, 10:27pm

Re: Mercenary behavior in the High Sierra
"We made it all the way to Whiney together." I've known a few who whined all of the time. --B.G.--

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 19, 11:24pm

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