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  1. Awesome story! :) That just really makes it...

    Awesome story! :) That just really makes it special!

    You wanna lead me some climb? ;)
  2. Congrats Court and Jeff!! Looks like an awesome...

    Congrats Court and Jeff!! Looks like an awesome climb on some awesome rock!!

    Any other untold parts of the story to divulge? Summit bivy, stumbling in the dark until wee hours of the morning? :)...
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    Hey Mats, Having already made a couple trips...

    Hey Mats,
    Having already made a couple trips over that way for ice climbing at Hyalite (or passing on my way to Cody, WY), I will make sure to keep your info handy and I'm sure I'll see you this...
  4. The skier fell in on the skin up, not the ski...

    The skier fell in on the skin up, not the ski down.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/05/11/1661786/skier-who-died-on-mount-rainier.html


    Amar Andalkar, who has skied Rainier numerous times,...
  5. Great having the east coast leaf over here! It...

    Great having the east coast leaf over here! It was great to take advantage of that sunny day and then do the usual Seattle thing and escape East to the desert for dryness.
    The big mountains haven't...
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    Leafy, you rock :) It looks like I'm going to...

    Leafy, you rock :)

    It looks like I'm going to have to start working out :eek:


    ...and after you warm up on those you can come climb in WA :)

    I guess OR works too ;)
  7. Nice job all!! Digging Arm's 12X bigness ;)

    Nice job all!! Digging Arm's 12X bigness ;)
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    Nice going Leafy. A+++ :)

    Nice going Leafy. A+++ :)
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    So looking at some of the numbers: Day One -...

    So looking at some of the numbers:

    Day One - You will be going from 5400' to 10000' in 4.5mi, carrying your heaviest load, probably between 30-50lbs.

    Summit day- if leaving from Muir on summit...
  10. I nice pair of sharpened steel vertical points...

    I nice pair of sharpened steel vertical points are definitively nice to have on bulletproof NE ice.
    If you have the extra cash, you find you ice crag more often, and it will make your climbing a...
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    I was considering buying these boots from a local...

    I was considering buying these boots from a local shop out here (Pro Mountain Sports, owned by Jim Nelson, author of a local guidebook, and old workplace of Colin Haley). Tried them on and they felt...
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    I third this. Squatting is the key. Get into a...

    I third this. Squatting is the key. Get into a nice low stance with the cheeks widely spread and you concentrate the mess to a small area. Because of this I can get by with using the TP I use and...
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    A friend of mine once told me her...

    A friend of mine once told me her pooping-in-the-woods dissertation. Ever since that lesson I've been happily doing my business using rocks, twigs, and snow cones (my favorite) as TP. So far no...
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    The main issue with this is that you can't...

    The main issue with this is that you can't approach it without talking about the issue of charging for rescue.

    If everyone was charged for rescue then offering insurance would have some value.
    ...
  15. Court and Adam, nice work!!! :)

    Court and Adam, nice work!!! :)
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    This sucks and is sad, RIP. I'll pray for his...

    This sucks and is sad, RIP. I'll pray for his loved ones.


    I've said it before and IMO people, especially ones new to "mountaineering" put too much emphasis on the self-arrest. Better footwork...
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    Steve House has a little trick he mentions using...

    Steve House has a little trick he mentions using with his canister stove on Nanga Parbat (@ 14:30):

    http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/popup/media_gallery_video.jsp?OPTION=SAR&assetid=10171

    They...
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    What are you looking to get out of it? Ease of...

    What are you looking to get out of it? Ease of use, no hassles, no sooty hands?
    I've been using my Jetboil almost exclusively for most of my trips, especially the ones where I've had to melt snow...
  19. Gig, this is awesome! I really like how you are...

    Gig, this is awesome! I really like how you are progressing Conor into this awesome lifestyle that we all enjoy so much. Way to go and congrats to all the kiddos!!
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    Hmm... I've seen plenty of condemnation of...

    Hmm... I've seen plenty of condemnation of climbers on Hood or Rainier.
    Here's the latest:
    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/97679934.html
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    Sheesh! From what I recall, the 100% deet...

    Sheesh!

    From what I recall, the 100% deet (which I think is actually 98% DEET) says on the spray to only use on clothing or objects, not directly on skin. The skin "safe" ones are generally <30%...
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    Never had a problem. Also, eye-shades -...

    Never had a problem.

    Also, eye-shades - essential overnight gear anywhere! Makes the Wallmart lot a lot more hospitable.
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    I'm not sure if you can do that with Mapsource...

    I'm not sure if you can do that with Mapsource but if you have a PC you might be fine doing an ALT+PrintScrn and pasting the screen capture into a graphics program.
  24. Dr., good choice! Long Beach is a gorgeous area...

    Dr., good choice! Long Beach is a gorgeous area and the weather is just perfect and warm, like it hasn't been in a long time. Enjoy it!! I'm actually taking my visiting cousin today up to Paradise to...
  25. Ok, yeah, makes more sense. At least his trip up...

    Ok, yeah, makes more sense. At least his trip up will be Monday on. It looks like the temps are dropping again and no major precip predicted, so good - nice consolidation over the weekend and then a...
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