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  1. I need a suggestion for a video that I can access online where they discuss how rapidly the weather changes while you're in the mountains. My science class is combined with our winter program for the next couple of weeks, so we're covering various backcountry safety topics. I want to introduce them to the idea that being prepared for changing conditions is important (and the science bit will be *why* those changing conditions occur). Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. Skis sold, bindings available for $150, everything else still available, will consider reasonable offers.
  3. Located in Seattle/Magnuson Park area and would prefer cash/local pickup but will ship at buyer's expense and split paypal fee. Black Diamond Justice 175cm (138-111-121) with O1s (reg/midstiff) $350 (skis alone $220) Both skis have a couple of repaired core shots and general dings from ~3 seasons on them and one ski has a slight edge compression underfoot. I have never noticed any issues from this (they are powder skis after all!) The bindings are a couple years older than the skis but still in great condition, I put new cartridges in them the beginning of last year. La Sportiva Spantiks size 43 $450 Practically new, worn for less than one full day, a couple scuffs on the lace dial but other than that no discernable wear. Missing the top insole (not the foil/insulating one though). Arc’teryx Stinger Jacket men’s small (runs big) $280 3 years old but only skied in 12-15 days and worn otherwise for another 10 days. Small scuffs on left chest and right shoulder, other than that it might as well be new. Fits more like a medium than a small, should be fine for anyone 5’5”-5’9” and 140-180lb depending on layering. Fully seam-taped Gore Pro Shell, made in Canada. Retailed for $575 Patagonia Alpine Wind Jacket size medium $45 Basically a Marmot Dri-Clime except that it fits way better. 2 ½ years old, worn once. Weighs 11.5oz. Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 tent $125 Superlight double wall solo tent. A couple tears which have been repaired in the mesh; floor and fly are undamaged, shock cord in poles is still in good condition. This tent is around 7 years old now but hasn't been used much since 2009 and still has all the guylines attached and a handful of stakes. Petzl Eperons - heel spurs for Darts or Darttwins $45 Used once, sat in a gear bin ever since. Have the sidelock binding Salomon generic lace-up snowboarding boots 26.5 mondo $50 ~6 years old, used for one season. Great backup or loaner pair, but I have 2 other pairs that I loan out more often. Pictures available upon request. If any of y'all are divers too, I have some scuba gear for sale over on NW dive club as well. PM me or email mkawaky at g mail dot com.
  4. I know it still feels like summer out there, but I need to move out some winter gear to make more room in the gear closet. All items are located in Seattle near Magnuson Park and I can easily meet anywhere between the Montlake Cut and 145th. I will also ship at buyer’s expense but please add 3% for paypal. All photos are located here: http://imgur.com/a/GIWW3 Black Diamond Justice 175cm (138-111-121) with O1s (reg/midstiff) $450 (skis alone $300) I bought the skis new near the end of the 09/10 ski season, in the 2 ½ seasons since then they have around 40 days on them, even split between touring and resort. Mounted once for the current O1s for a 308mm BSL at the BD recommended point (around chord center +1.5cm IIRC). The O1s are from either 06 or 07 and have closer to 100 days on them but I put brand new cartridges in them at the beginning of last season – only 10 or 11 days on them. As you can see from the photos there is one small spot of edge/base damage underfoot on the outside edge of the right ski. The edge is compressed ~1/16” for ~2”, the base was repaired with epoxy/Ptex but I never bothered to have the edge section cut out/replaced because I have never noticed it while skiing (happened my second day on them). The tails also have the typical topsheet chipping which was repaired with urethane epoxy. I also have a set of good condition trimmed-to-fit GlideLite Nylon STS skins that I will throw in for an extra $100. I am not interested in selling the bindings or skins separately unless the skis sell first. La Sportiva Spantiks size 43 $450 Practically new, worn for less than one full day, a couple scuffs on the lace dial but other than that no discernable wear. Missing the top insole (not the foil/insulating one though). Arc’teryx Stinger Jacket men’s small $280 3 years old but only skied in 12-15 days and worn otherwise for another 10 days. Small scuffs on left chest and right shoulder, other than that it might as well be new. Fits more like a medium than a small, should be fine for anyone 5’5”-5’9” and 140-175lb depending on layering. Fully seam-taped Gore Pro Shell, made in Canada. Retailed for $575 Patagonia Alpine Wind Jacket size medium $45 Basically a Marmot Dri-Clime except that it doesn’t fit like a burlap sack. 2 ½ years old, worn once. Weighs 11.5oz. Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 tent $125 Superlight double wall solo tent. A couple tears which have been repaired in the mesh; floor and fly are undamaged, shock cord in poles is still in good condition. This tent is around 7 years old now but hasn't been used much since 2009 and still has all the guylines attached and a handful of stakes.
  5. What size is YOUR 1-3 night bag?

    Adding another vote for the Cilogear 30L. I used to use the 45 all the time but managed to stuff a 4 day/3 night Rainier trip into my 30L a few years ago and the 45 hasn't left the gear bin since. For any trip that I can't make the 30L work for I bump up to either my Golite Gust (~68L, 1lb 5oz empty) or Cilo 60L, depending on how heavy the load is.
  6. Update - can't edit the OP anymore but the Westcomb jacket, Alti mitts and Dry bag all sold. Everything else still available.
  7. Pants recommendation for Ice climbing

    GORE Soft Shell refers to the handling characteristics of the fabric and is completely waterproof. softshell is a category of fabrics/garments that balance wind and water resistance with breathability and comfort in terms of stretch and feel. Some are more water resistant (e.g. Windstopper or Schoeller WB-400) than others (e.g. Polartec Powershield or Tweave Durastretch) but if it is waterproof (e.g. MH Conduit) then it is a hardshell
  8. Bump - prices dropped.
  9. Pants recommendation for Ice climbing

    Softshell by definition is not waterproof. Personally I ice climb in a pair of Arc'teryx Gamma LT or Gamma AR pants if the temps are below 28-30 F and have an old pair of full zip Gore XCR pants to throw over them if temps get close to/above freezing. It gives me the best balance of comfort and weather protection. I don't see the need for a waterproof pant when any precip is frozen. That said I wish I had snapped up a pair of the Rab Fusion pants when I had a chance to...my butt and knees are really the only areas that have ever wetted out on my soft shell pants.
  10. Skins sold, Trangos still available.
  11. Headlamp sold, Trangos pending. Feel free to send reasonable offers on anything else.
  12. Time for a little closet/basement cleaning. Arc'teryx Stinger Jacket, Size S (fits like a M, I am 5'9" 175) $320 $280 2 years old, a few scuffs on the chest and right shoulder from a close encounter with a tree trunk, other than that like new condition, only skied in it 12-15 days and worn another ~10 days around town. Full taped GORE pro-shell, made in Canada. Retailed for $575. Westcomb Mirage SE Jacket, Size M $225 $190 4 years old but was lost in the bottom of a gear bin for 2 years, approximately 50-60 days of use on this, it shows some wear at the cuffs and collar and on the PU coating of the main zipper (still totally waterproof) but other than that is in great condition. This is the lighter weight version of the Mirage with no powder skirt. Full seam-taped eVent, made in Canada. The regular Mirage retails for $450, not sure what the SE went for. Patagonia Alpine Wind Jacket, Size M $55 $45 1.5 years old, worn once. This is practically identical to the Marmot DriClime but IMO fits much better. Packs into its own pocket/weighs 11.5 oz. Retails for $100. G3 Alpinist Skins, 130mm x 162-172cm $100 sold Got these for a trip in April '10 that never happened. Brand new/never trimmed/plastic still on. Retail for $165. La Sportiva Spantik boots, size 43 $525 $450 Effectively brand new, I have only worn these for about 2 hours at the Bozeman ice fest last year, it was way too warm for them and they are a half size too big. No signs of wear at all except for the lace dial/catch. Retail for $700, but you already knew that. La Sportiva Trango S boots, Size 42.5 $50 $45 Pre Gore-Tex, good summer alpine boots. Still some life left in the soles. OR Alti Mitts, Men's L $130 $110 Outers have been used 10-12 days, inners have never been used but show some wear from kicking around in gear bins for 2 years. Retail for $199. OR Stormtracker Gloves, Men's L $35 $30 Around 30 days on these but they only show a little wear on the palms, hardly anything on the fingers/backs. Retail for $69. Insulated Gore-Tex ski glove, Men's L $50 $40 Made by Grandoe, pretty warm ski glove but not the best dexterity. I've used these down to 5 F and my hands were still toasty. Petzl Eperons (Dart/Dartwin) Heel Spurs with Sidelock binding $60 $45 Bought these used once, I have never used them. Retail for $100. Wild Country Tech Friends 0.5, 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.5 and 3, $30 $28 each or $165 $155 for all 6 These are all either 5 or 6 years old but were only climbed on from 2006-2008, webbing and trigger wires are still in great shape, just lots of cosmetic wear on the lobes. Retail for $50-60 each. Wild Country Zeros Z5 and Z6 $35 $33 each or $65 $60 for both Same age/climbing history as the Tech Friends but the trigger wires show more wear and will most likely need to be replaced in another 1-1.5 season. The Z6 is the long-stem variant. Retail for $65-75 each. SealLine Drybag with adjustable backpack shoulder straps $35 $30 As far as I can tell this is an older version of the Boundary Pack, approximately 35 liters volume. Quite a few scuffs/etc. but structurally sound. Mammut TX-1 Headlamp $40 sold Super bright headlamp, great for routefinding, I just have 2 of them. Retails for $80. Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 $140 $125 Superlight double wall solo tent. A couple tears which have been repaired in the mesh, floor and fly are undamaged, shock cord in poles is still in good condition. This tent is around 6-7 years old now but hasn't been used much since 2009 and still has all the guylines attached and a handful of stakes. Retails for $250. Salomon Snowboard Boots, Size 8.5-9 (26.5 Mondo) $60 $50 Used one season. Retailed for around $180-190. I am in Seattle and would prefer local pickup/cash. I can also do Paypal and will cover the fee if you buy more than one item, otherwise please add 3%. Will ship at buyer's expense. Reasonable offers will be entertained and I am also looking for a pair of new-ish TLT Speed bindings, an Oakley half shield for a hockey helmet and a Suunto Vyper/Vyper Air or comparable 2-gas Nitrox dive computer if you happen to have one for trade.
  13. "auto-blocking" Munter hitch

    I have never felt the need for adding an autoblock to a munter, it just seems to add unnecessary friction and complication to the knot. The garda hitch/alpine clutch might be better for your application. If you need to go hands free while belaying with a munter you can quickly tie it off with a mule knot, < 10 seconds with practice.
  14. How to simul with 3 climbers: 45 deg+ snow/ ice

    As mentioned above if there is minimal/no crevasse hazard just solo. Unless there is good rock pro along the sides of a couloir or ice for placing screws I feel much more comfortable soloing rather than having the false security of a rope on marginal pro. This can lead to some sticky situations, e.g. after soloing through an area with no/very little pro if one climber is injured and unable to solo back down through that area self rescue can be made more difficult as your party is forced to rely on janky pro for a belayed downlclimb/lower or fail upwards.
  15. Trad gear in carry on bags when flying?

    I've flown across the country with my rack in my carry on 2 or 3 times each on Southwest and Delta, never had any hassle but have always taken my nut tool out. Never tried flying with ice screws in the carry on though... doubt that would be kosher.
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