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    Everywhere I've climbed in North America there...

    Everywhere I've climbed in North America there was a Beckey route, usually the "Beckey Direct." The man was prolific for sure.

    I see him as a climbing savant, possibly on the autism spectrum....
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    The Movie “Dirtbag”

    I just streamed this bio pic about Fred Beckey off Amazon Prime and found it really interesting.

    His single mindedness for climbing new routes was all consuming to the point of precluding any...
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    Micro spikes and gaiters and gloves. OH MY!! ...

    Micro spikes and gaiters and gloves. OH MY!!

    And -55 wind chill atop the hill.
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    I got a pair of these on sale ($119) from Bean's...

    I got a pair of these on sale ($119) from Bean's after the holiday rush two years ago.

    Worn them a few times so far with snowshoes and microspikes and they do just fine on most winter 4ks.

    Warm...
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    This is Called "Hunting?"

    What total BS: This is not hunting, it is ritual slaughter or sacrifice!

    Let a pack of dogs locate and tree a defenseless bear then walk up and shoot it out of the tree?? Now that is skilled...
  6. Those huts have a lot of sophisticated systems...

    Those huts have a lot of sophisticated systems for volunteer caretakers to manage: wood fired boilers, solar arrays and batteries, composting toilets and circulation systems for hot water to out...
  7. How do the F&G folks keep their cool when they...

    How do the F&G folks keep their cool when they have to replay this scenario over n over again almost every weekend? I don't think I could do it!

    e.g.: "You stupid f*&king morons. Where's your...
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    All good info above re bags, but for me the key...

    All good info above re bags, but for me the key to a comfortable winter night is what's under me. If you go "light" with a 0 degree model hedge your bet with at least two closed cell foam pads...
  9. This is an interesting political squabble to be...

    This is an interesting political squabble to be having as Sununu also creates a new department of state government titled: Office of Outdoor Recreation.

    It's mission is reported to be:

    The New...
  10. Been reading about a change in leadership for...

    Been reading about a change in leadership for F&G. Apparently the current director (Glenn Normandeau) is not going to be reappointed by Gov. Sununu. One theory is that Normadeau is viewed as not...
  11. Wow, what a fantastic picture! If that was your...

    Wow, what a fantastic picture! If that was your summit day you were indeed fortunate.

    Katahdin is more than a park or a peak. It's really a state of mind.

    Hope you get back into that zone...
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    I've had arthroscopic knee "buff & flush"...

    I've had arthroscopic knee "buff & flush" procedures twice. Next time time going for a replacement. This surgery is so routine at this point that it really is a no-brainer.

    Have it in a good...
  13. I don't give a hoot if those foreign investors...

    I don't give a hoot if those foreign investors are "made whole" in this Jay/Burke fiasco. Let em lose half their money. Who cares?

    The whole concept of selling U.S. citizenship to wealthy...
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    Poll: Monitoring Your Heart Rate When Hiking

    A recent rescue on Mt Washington made me curious about how many of us use a heart rate monitor when we hike. See poll.
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    Hey Old Eric, I think what you see in many...

    Hey Old Eric,

    I think what you see in many rescue-related posts is an attempt to understand what was going on and how a better outcome might have been reached.

    I think it counterproductive to...
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    Now a Live Stream from Wildcat

    This stream is pretty cool. Watch it for a few seconds and you'll see that the view changes from wide-angle Mt Wash to telephoto close ups of the summit, the ravine headwalls and Lions Head.
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    I’m curious Snowflea, Have you ever spent time...

    I’m curious Snowflea,

    Have you ever spent time in Yellowstone? Another volcanic hot spot with lots going on sub-surface.
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    Aw come on Capt'n. HW has its problems like...

    Aw come on Capt'n. HW has its problems like every other state in the Union, but is far from a sh**t hole! I spent 2.5 months on Oahu winter of 2014-5 and it was great. Wonderful (and dangerous)...
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    And to his credit, Hugh has done his best over...

    And to his credit, Hugh has done his best over the years to make amends to the Valley SAR and guide communities that felt Albert Dow's loss most intensely.
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    Yes, some of the injuries were so severe they...

    Yes, some of the injuries were so severe they bordered on torture. The book I read came out in 2018 and theorizes that one of the group was passing Russian nuke info to interested parties and the...
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    The Dyatlov Pass Incident

    Anyone ever read about the Dyatlov Pass incident in which 10 hikers were killed in Siberia in 1959? A friend sent me a book about it and it sure is strange.

    Conspiracy theories abound to...
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    Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Ahhh, Fugetaboutit.

    Here's a weird one:

    Guy calls for a rescue and then he doesn't feel like waiting around for it so he walks down Ammo.

    Maybe we need faster rescues in the cell phone era!
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    Obs Provides New Live Stream

    Just viewed the live stream from the summit. Pretty cool!

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    It's available here.
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    REI North Conway is making all the right moves to...

    REI North Conway is making all the right moves to be a good corporate citizen of the MWV. Nice to see.

    But the planned store in Bedford NH is not happening.

    Read this article for the...
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    Humm, didn't know they stopped selling Camelback....

    Humm, didn't know they stopped selling Camelback. Why?

    I stopped using Camelback and went to a Platypus 3L sack cause I got tied of the plastic taste of Camelback products.
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