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  1. Climbing this spring (and maybe summer)

    Here's a link to all of the closures that I've read about: https://www.accessfund.org/news-and-events/news/climbing-area-closures-and-restrictions-due-to-covid-19 Many closures are only though April so you really need to check the specific agency for where you plan to go and what you're allowed to do.
  2. Climbing this spring (and maybe summer)

    Goes double for you Mister!
  3. Message from Olympic Mountain Rescue I had high hopes of ticking off some climbs this spring and summer but decided to forego technical alpine climbing for the time being. With the crisis overloading our healthcare system, we all really need to be staying well within our skill set and not taking any unnecessary risks. You do not want to be taken to a hospital full of Corvid-19 patients. Stay safe out there.
  4. I agree on the bastards part but I think you just have other priorities with your $ and enjoy crushing the deskjockys like me who have the latest and greatest gear.
  5. Should we start a go fund me for Tim to get a new pack? Great pics, thanks for sharing the stoke!
  6. Really impressive that you and especially Porter were able to keep your wits. After looking at your injury and being 1,000' up an alpine route with a storm coming in, I would be needing a change of underwear.
  7. [TR] Sloan Peak - West Face 12/10/2011

    Sounds like someone made an attempt on Friday, hope to hear their story some time.
  8. Letter from PMR President about CCSO

    Sounds like PMR reached an agreement similar to how other municipalities are structured: https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/clackamas-county-sheriffs-office-and-portland-mountain-rescue-agreement/283-c16497fb-f1c9-4205-8bbb-5bb11dbf6eae
  9. Letter from PMR President about CCSO

    Here's another interesting case involving an injured Sheriff's deputy suing SAR, another Deputy and contributing to Chouinard's bankruptcy and eventual sale to the employees. Also prompted the label showing how to put on your harness that's now sewn into the harness. https://casetext.com/case/swank-v-duffy-2/?resultsNav=false&PHONE_NUMBER_GROUP=C&NEW_CASE_PAGE=N
  10. Road Closures

    So, just for giggles, I copied and pasted the link in Bigtree's post from May 21, 2013 and it takes you to the exact same page. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mbs/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5420737 It must just be cached somewhere on the inter webs.
  11. Road Closures

    Strange, it showed up on a news feed and looked legit. If you click the "roads and trail" link it doesn't show up on that page. Must be bogus.
  12. Road Closures

    Skip ahead a couple of posts.
  13. DIY Altitude Training , does it work??

    Hard pass for me: Please read this section carefully, as it is not simply a liability disclaimer. Like any form of training, altitude training has some inherent risks associated with it. It's a good idea to talk to your physician before starting any new form of training. If you have any concerns or possible medical issues, you should discuss altitude training with your relevant medical professional. I have not found a clear, approved list of contraindications, but the following symptoms are listed as reasons why you should not perform altitude training without explicit medical approval. Acute infections. Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Epilepsy. High blood pressure, such as over 145 systolic or over 90 diastolic. Low blood pressure, such as under 80 systolic or under 50 diastolic. Heart disease, pacemakers or irregular heartbeat. Blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia. Anemia. I have seen no research on the effect of altitude training on pregnancy, but it would seem prudent to avoid altitude training if you are pregnant or believe that you maybe. If you are using altitude training to treat a specific medical condition such as asthma, sleep apnea, heart disease, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, etc., then consulting your medical specialist is especially vital. It's unclear what the optimum SpO2 level should be, but generally SpO2 levels below 75% are not recommended and should be avoided. Never use the altitude training system without monitoring your SpO2. While there are symptoms of low SpO2, such as lightheadedness or tunnel vision, these are not reliable predictors of a particular SpO2. The soda lime used to absorb the carbon dioxide is corrosive, and inhaling any soda lime is extremely harmful and will cause lung damage. Therefore, never use the hypoxicator without the antiviral filter in place and check the filter is intact. Never attach the mouthpiece to your face. If you should lose consciousness, it's vital that you'll drop the mouthpiece and breathe normal room air. Having your blood tested to ensure you are not anemic is highly recommended. The standard anemia test is often considered inadequate and instead you should get your serum ferritin levels checked. The range of values considered 'normal' varies between different authorities, but a representative example is 12-300 ng/mL for men and 12-150 ng/mL for women. However, it is recommended that for altitude training serum ferritin levels are above 60 ng/mL. (Remember that iron is toxic, so you need just the right amount. Do not take supplementary iron without knowing for sure that you need it.) The antiviral filter should be replaced periodically, and you should make sure it dries out fully between uses. I typically have 2 to 3 filters that I rotate through to make sure they are completely dry. The mouthpiece should plug directly into the antiviral filter so that there is very little unfiltered air in the system. All tubing and equipment should be cleaned periodically. You really don't want to breathe in any mold or bacteria. The CO2 scrubber can produce Carbon Monoxide, but this appears to only occur if the CO2 scrubber becomes desiccated (dried out) and comes into contact with anesthetic gasses[1]. As altitude training does not involve anesthesia (the primary use of CO2 scrubber), this should not apply. However, if you're concerned, you can use a latest generation scrubber such as Amsorb Plus which does not produce carbon monoxide.
  14. Knots

    Mr. Roper!
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