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    Indeed the "Savage Mountain". I assume this...

    Indeed the "Savage Mountain". I assume this fatality was part of another team. I believe the team that successfully summited on the 16th was all Nepalese sherpas. The article I think mentioned...
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    K2 Winter Ascent

    I guess this long coveted "first" is on the books. Pretty impressive. I like how the team summited together so no individual took credit for being first.
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    Pretty intriguing and sad story.

    Pretty intriguing and sad story.
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    Oh my God does that look amazing! The hiking...

    Oh my God does that look amazing! The hiking there does look incredible.
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    I was going to give it the "no guts, no glory"...

    I was going to give it the "no guts, no glory" approach and just push deep into the wilderness, let it get dark and start unpacking crap and see if it works... :p

    Seriously, I know you're not...
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    OK. You really had me thinking quilt. As I...

    OK. You really had me thinking quilt. As I mentioned my max low temp would be in the 0-10 deg F range so layering is an option, either with my down pants and jacket and/or a 40 deg down REI bag I...
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    Good article. Thanks.

    Good article. Thanks.
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    Ah yes but I think the proper approach is to ask...

    Ah yes but I think the proper approach is to ask yourself, as you're stepping through the ropes, -"What happens if Mike Tyson does punch me in the mouth?". :)
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    I'm a side sleeper too and have learned the...

    I'm a side sleeper too and have learned the "stuff insulation around your neck" trick too. Does work pretty well. It's sounding like an 80L or so pack would be the proper volume if I make that...
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    I think the epic canister vs liquid fuel happened...

    I think the epic canister vs liquid fuel happened with my original Winter hiking post last year. I recall getting A LOT of advice on a stove in that post. :)

    Thanks for the detailed answer as...
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    I think that is ultimately the most important...

    I think that is ultimately the most important part of risk analysis. I think it was in "Mountaineering:Freedom Of The Hills" or some similar book that drills this point home over and over. Whenever...
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    That I can understand because Monadnock is an...

    That I can understand because Monadnock is an enjoyable hike.... :p
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    The connector spur leaving South of the summit...

    The connector spur leaving South of the summit toward Carter Dome has plenty of flattish, sheltered areas just off the summit and shortly down into the trees are numerous established camp sites. The...
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    That is without question the most amazing part of...

    That is without question the most amazing part of this entire list....
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    Literally at the top of my list. :) I have some...

    Literally at the top of my list. :) I have some other less ambitious spots in mind and I'll need a "shake down" night or two but that is exactly the type of bucket list hike I'm shooting for....
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    That is a very interesting product. I'd be...

    That is a very interesting product. I'd be curious to see a Winter modification to it as a trail pulk. I bet that would solve many of the problems of using a pulk in deep snow and steeper, narrower...
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    That was my thought too. Unless that wheel had...

    That was my thought too. Unless that wheel had some sort of shock absorber/extender that allowed to it extend and retract it seems like you'd be limited to flat, smooth terrain or it would shove you...
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    :) Wasn't intentional. As I was typing I realized...

    :) Wasn't intentional. As I was typing I realized what I was doing but was too lazy to reword it.
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    Are you questioning the choice of fuel? I don't...

    Are you questioning the choice of fuel? I don't know much about cold weather stove operation or if butane is bad in extreme cold but I always assumed the issue lighting the stoves was the high winds....
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    I tried hammock camping several years back...

    I tried hammock camping several years back (Summer not Winter) and I just couldn't get the hang of it. Probably didn't hang the hammock right and I didn't like being off the ground and away from gear...
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    That is a pretty affordable bag. I should...

    That is a pretty affordable bag. I should probably recheck the clearance stuff on the various sites to see if I can get lucky. The Kelty bag was looking pretty rough and is gonna need a decent...
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    I forget if it was this book or his first book...

    I forget if it was this book or his first book but there was a section that described what each SAR team was required to carry. They basically have to be ready to spend the night out themselves and...
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    Ok. I haven't check the Warbonet yet. The UGQ...

    Ok. I haven't check the Warbonet yet. The UGQ company looked like a really good quilt. If I do go this route I think I'm gonna take the time and order exactly what I want versus just grabbing...
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    OK. I have been thinking about this exact set up....

    OK. I have been thinking about this exact set up. I figure on Winter hikes I have an extreme puffy and down pants in my pack for emergencies anyway so if I combined that with a quilt it would be a...
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    So you put the quilt and pad in the bivy bag or...

    So you put the quilt and pad in the bivy bag or just the quilt?
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