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ROBERT TANGEN (RobertM2S) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by ROBERT TANGEN

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Re: Re: Risks
You're right, Scott was great at talking big. He should have been a politician rather than an explorer, where he just winged it. As to leg warmth, what is your opinion of using down suits, wh...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 04, 12:00am

Risks
Roger: They say that fast and light is often safer than slow and heavy, but when you can buy much warmer footwear which is only slightly if any heavier, why risk your toes with flimsy boots? When R...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 03, 9:13pm

Overboots
Matt: What if we modify the thought experiment a little, and it is a balmy zero at the summit, then at the "Football Field" on the way down it is 20 MPH at minus 20. That's colder t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 03, 8:43pm

No Overboots?
I am no expert, but if we do a little thought-experiment, let’s say a person who has no overboots is climbing up Denali, and at Denali Pass it is calm, sunny and a mild 0 degrees F. Then, at the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
September 03, 4:56pm

Denali Light
Please arrange your next Denali climb so that you get to enjoy a 10-day blizzard at the 17,200 high camp, so I can really feel confidant in your gear set-up.

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light: Post-Trip Report and Gearlist
August 29, 2:35pm

Denali List
OK, sorry if I was too hard on them.

In Gear Lists » Impossible UL Denali List?
August 23, 10:55pm

Impossible UL Denali List?
Can it be that we have not yet received a Denali UL gear list because such a list is not realistic? Unless a person pre-acclimatizes by climbing surrounding peaks over a period of many days, then ...

In Gear Lists » Impossible UL Denali List?
August 23, 5:46pm

Insulated trail shoe
FWIW: "The first insulated soft-shell trail shoe fuses PrimaLoft to fabric using a lamination pattern that doesn't stifle airflow. TNF "Storm Peak," $120.00." (Magazine bl...

In GEAR » Isulated trail shoe
August 20, 8:08pm

Hallucinations?
Doug: Exactly how do you induce those hallucinations? Do any of your trips take you near those pot farms I hear are common in Northern California? LSD farms?

In Gear Lists » 15-20 Hours a Day 3-5 Days, Low Fiddle Factor
August 19, 12:45pm

No trekking poles?
Here's what Michael Popov said about trekking poles on his JMT record-breaking trip: "Wherever I couldn’t run – I aggressively walked, getting a full use out of my trekking poles…. ...

In Gear Lists » 15-20 Hours a Day 3-5 Days, Low Fiddle Factor
August 19, 11:27am

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