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for a failsafe pack look to
cilogear, cold cold world and wild things (maybe). i've carried all three (in various volumes), and each would be up to the task, but i am partial to cilogear because of the removable frame pa...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Good dependable pack
October 15, 10:53am

it depends on your camping style
i tend to go out when it's cold (<20*f daytime), fairly light, for 2 or 3 days and typically no more than 5. for me, sleeping clothes are some combination of everything i've been weari...

In GEAR » Sleeping clothes
October 09, 12:56pm

"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: http://featheredfriends.com/volant-down-jacket.html 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

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