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About psathyrella

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  1. Looking for a partner for a day or two, after the snowpack finishes settling out around Fri/Sat. Perhaps climb some of the flows near Nisqually, then ski up to 10k or so? Open to similar ideas within a couple hours of Seattle.
  2. Graybeard Nordwand, early winter.... this winter.

  3. Looking for climbing partners in chamonix apr 18 to may 13. My main priority on this trip is mileage on mixed terrain, but I can be flexible. I lead about td+/ed-. dkralph aatt gmail
  4. WTB skimo race skis

    Not particular at all about dimensions or condition, but preferably under 900g. thanks.
  5. Canadian Weather forecasts for climbing

    windguru lets you compare three models: 27km GFS, 4km HRW, and 12km NAM. They also do a sane, documented, high resolution altitude extrapolation. The site is ostensibly for wind surfers and their ilk, but with a ($20/year) paid account you can add your own custom spots (for example pigeon-howser col in the link above). But you don't need a paid account to view everybody's spots, so the more of us that join and add mountain-oriented spots, the more useful it becomes. Also, the dude that runs it is responsive and actively developing. mountain-forecast.com seems to pretty much be garbage. Probably the easiest way to see this is to watch how frequently they'll tell you a clear day above 2000m has a difference of only a couple degrees between the high and the low. They also don't seem to have any documentation as to what model they're using and what adjustments they make, which doesn't improve confidence. The best single model hereabouts is probably the uw wrf, which (depending on the resolution) does extend as far as the columbia mountains, but their public interface is comically unusable. It would be easy to code up a more digestible version, but their funders require them to not make anything except those crazy gifs publicly available. Which seems a little weird given that pretty much all of the listed funders are public agencies, sigh.
  6. Mountain weather

    Bump. Added an interface for the darn uw wrf gifs.
  7. Looking for a partner for mon-tues after my buddy leaves. I os about .10- on gear, follow .11- contact: dkralph at the kind of mail with the gmail, seven oh seven 601 seven 3 five 7
  8. PM with brands and colors to claim. p.s. I hope you didn't fall into that hole that it looked like you fell into.
  9. As seen here. Nine issues of (very) British hilarity. It's like reading twenty-year-old Economists about the mountains. $45, plus shipping or pick up in Seattle. I thought the best bits were: - firsthand account of first alpine-style ascent of cerro chalten - *#*#ing hilarious account of early British repeat of tis-sa-sack (sp?) - much bolt-related hand-wringery - wildly trashy/gossipy/implausible beckey profile - mike bearzi (ffa of cerro torre) defends[ish] maestri - many many many pages about whether tomo cesen did or tomo cesen didn't
  10. Local pickup at SBP or South Lake Union only, sorry.
  11. I've probably put 20 days on them, but there's no structural problems whatsoever. I'm just finally admitting that they do not fit my feet. Crampon welts are in perfect shape and soles have many, many years left. The small velcro patches you can see on the back allow you to use trail running style gaiters, but they're easy to just pull off if you don't like 'em. And sorry, I'm not quite masochistic enough to use the photo uploader, so you'll have to make do with a link to MP.
  12. Torment-Forbidden Traverse

    And a little reciprocity... Tippy top of Torment: Coming up on Columbia crest: Canonical tilted forbidden: Thy name is desire:
  13. Nesakwatch!

    Looking for a partner for the Rexford group this weekend. I'm most interested in the SW ridge of N spire, or if the snow's come off the N sides, the enchainment. Duncan (6017357 in the area code of seven oh seven)
  14. Mountain weather

    Yeah, you can totally customize the locations. You'll just need to clone the repository so you can run it on your local machine, and then edit the text file with the location list. This'll hopefully only involve a little bit of googling if you haven't done that kind of thing before.