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Re: Aconcagua Gear List
Yes, I would agree that a Denali list is closer to what you want for Aconcagua. Aconcagua is much higher in elevation, but Denali is higher in latitude. They are similar in that there is a 14,00...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 5:55pm

Re: Re: Re: The Big A
I agree. Aconcagua is not the sort of place where you want to experiment with going light and fast. I don't remember everything that I was using, but here are parts: 1. Thin fleece long j...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 5:43pm

Re: Re: Aconcagua
I was in contact with some U.S. Army Special Forces guys who were there a year or so after I had been there. They made their high camp at Piedra Blanca, about 19,500'. On summit day, the weathe...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 4:46pm

Re: Aconcagua
Ken, there are many items on that NOLS list that are completely irrelevant to Aconcagua. --B.G.--

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 3:23pm

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

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