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  1. Hey clamberers, a lightning storm bumped me and my partner off of the Beckey Route on Liberty Bell back on Sunday, 8/24/14. In the mad dash to the rap anchors we left his orange Nikon point and shoot Coolpix with GPS near the top of the 3rd pitch, likely before the little sideways traverse/scramble down to the main rap anchors. His camera is weatherproof, so unless it got zapped, it should be fine. He has loads of great pix on there from some great mountain adventures this past year, including an attempt on Manaslu! Most of his pix were backed up, but he'd love to, at the very least, get his media card back! We'd left paper notes at the Blue Lake trailhead in the register and on the board there, but we haven't heard from anyone yet... and I know the route's probably been climbed fifty times since the 24th! ;-) Any information would be much appreciated... and possibly a reward that may include tasty beverages! Here's a link to what the model looks like: Nikon Coolpix image Thanks, all! Jeremy
  2. Hi all, We're having our big end of the season new and used rental gear sale this Friday and Saturday in Bellingham. On Saturday, Oct. 5, we'll have a free Rock Rescue Clinic at 11am and a free Crevasse Rescue Clinic at 1pm, taught by AAI Guide, Chad Cochran. Loads of deals at the sale! Come by and learn or refresh your rescue skills, too! Call to sign up for the clinics at: 360-671-1570 or send us an email at: info@guideschoice.com More info and photos of the spread of gear coming soon via our AAI Equipment Shop Facebook page!
  3. New and Rental Gear Sale, This Friday and Saturday! Free Rescue Clinics on Saturday! Up to 75% off tons of rental gear, like axes, crampons, tools, amazing tents and more! Up to 50% off new, in-store merchandise, too! AAI Equipment Shop in Bellingham Friday, 7 to 6 Saturday, 9 to 5 Free Rock Rescue Clinic @ 11:00am Free Crevasse Rescue Clinic @ 1:00pm Call to sign up, 360-671-1570, we'll have gear for the clinics, but feel free to bring your own! 1513 12th Street Bellingham (Fairhaven), Exit 250 off I-5 360-671-1570 www.GuidesChoice.com More info on our AAI Equipment Shop on Facebook page!
  4. Had a great time on Shuksan this weekend. Got caught up in the brushy/bushwhack descent while enjoying too much boot glissading. I found a Grivel axe and a Thermarest pad in the bush that some previous soul had battled! The pad was mighty water-logged, so not sure if it's usable again or not. The axe needs some TLC. I'd love to hear this climber's story! And sadly, once to the car, realized my camera likely got yanked out of my pocket in the bushwhack, too. It's a small, blue Canon point and shoot. Lots of photos on there I'd love to get... the reward may be the camera if found! The mountains giveth, and they taketh away, too! Thanks for looking and cheers, Jeremy
  5. Hey all, Our big new and used Gear Sale is officially over, but we still have a ton of good to great (and some fair) used items for sale in the basement of our shop! Check out some of the goods at http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1083382/Mega_Huge_Annual_Gear_Sale_at_#Post1083382 and scroll on down to get an idea of the wide variety of climbing/mountaineering/expedition related gear we have! Lots of new(ish) items came in recently from our guides! Thanks! Jeremy The Equipment Shop at the American Alpine Institute 1513 12th Street Bellingham (Fairhaven!), WA 98225 360-671-1570
  6. It's that time of year! It was a great season on Baker and in the North Cascades... and now you can get a sweet deal on our used rental gear (up to 75% off retail!) and we'll have plenty of blowouts of new items, too (up to 50% off!). Our rentals include top gear by Petzl, Black Diamond, Hilleberg, Grivel, Koflach, Scarpa, Cascade Designs, MSR and more! Shop early for the best selection! We'll have coffee for you early birds on Friday, October 5th! *Prices for merchandise "as-is". All sales are final. No other discounts apply. No holds, no layaways, no advance purchases. See you there! American Alpine Institute's Equipment Shop 1513 12th Street Bellingham, WA 98225 www.guideschoice.com 360-671-1570 info@guideschoice.com
  7. So the weather has finally turned and many of you missed our big sale. Have no fear, as we still have a ton of used gear and more enticing items are trickling in from some of our guides. My phone's camera is hurtin', so sorry for the not-so-great photos. First come, first served. No holds. In store purchases only. Some items are cash only. Some item's prices are negotiable, some aren't! ;-) TNF/Deuter/CiloGear/Osprey packs and TNF Summit and Baltoro down parkas, GoLite 6 month night synthetic parka. Piolets by Petzl, BD, Charlet, REI, ZeroPoint w/unique hammer/adze combo. Ice tools: Cobras, Carbon Fiber Black Prophets, Puslar 3rd tool, Grivel Takoons Rock shoes. Larger sizes just came in! Scarpa Invernos, size 12. 2 pair. 1 new, 1 lightly used. OR overboots medium and xl 1 thermarest left, a bunch of ridge rests Atomics MX9 w/Silvretta Pure and Tour Guides, K2 Piste Stinx 181 (no bindings), Icelander Shamans Good Cascade snowshoes. Grab this extra one for spare parts! Kayland HyperTraction 11, Spantiks, Guide Tennies 12 and more Lots of shovels. Voile Tele-Pros Tents, tents and more tents! Saivo, Unna, Nammatj 3GT, Keron 4GT, Altai, Kaitum 2, TNF Expedition 36 and Assault w/vestibule and the mongo Mountain Hardware Satellite (missing 3 poles) and Trango 2 and Trango 3 rain flies. Stoves! Whisperlites and Dragonfly with pumps and windscreens. Goggles, stove repair kits, GoreTex pants, trekking poles These are not ghosts! Feathered Friends Rock Wren w/4oz overfill (Regular), Mammut -35F, Marmot Cwm (Regular), Mountain Hardware synthetic 30-32F, Marmot 15F synthetic Trestle, Marmot 15F down Dryloft
  8. Did we mention 30% off a new pair of Nomics??? (or Sum'tecs, Aztarexes, EVOlutions, Venoms or...!) Sale ends this Saturday at 4. Phone orders welcome!
  9. Huge Gear Sale

    Hey all, In case you didn't see our sale post under 'local gear shops', we've got a pretty huge new and used gear sale going on right now. Nearly 30% or more off everything in the store, even off a pair of Nomics! Lots of used goodies to be had, too! http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1083382/Mega_Huge_Annual_Gear_Sale_at_#Post1083382 Cheers! Jeremy AAI Equipment Shop 1513 12th Bellingham, WA 98225
  10. The early birds getting first dibs on a wide variety of great used gear today! More used gear is trickling in, too: ice tools, screws, ice crampons, single and double walled tents, alpine ski touring boots, plastic boot liners, sleeping pads, sleeping bags (down and synthetic), plastic boots, 3rd tools, Nepal Extremes, Hyper Tractions, overboots, helmets and more! Open 'til 6 tonight and 10 to 4 tomorrow (Saturday)
  11. By the way, it's first come, first served. Phone orders are fine, but keep in mind that customers who've made the effort to come in person will have priority. But, we'll certainly call you back!
  12. Our gear dungeon is looking pretty good! Here's some photos of the used gear goodness! Almost everything is half off or more from MSRP! Doors open at 7am this Friday morning, and 10am on Saturday!
  13. AAI Equipment Shop BURGLARIZED!

    Early Tuesday morning, March 13, 2012, around 4am, our Equipment Shop in Fairhaven was burglarized by 1 or 2 people, likely males, and likely climbers... Items that were definitely taken were: Splitboard Snowboard: Voile 171 Mojo RX, with Voile Lightrail bindings. These have "AAI" etched onto the top of the boards, along with a round AAI sticker near the tail. (Part of our rental fleet) Whitish and brown, with a nature/tree/winter theme. Lightrail's have the orange quick release strap, so very easy to notice. The bindings also have "AAI" etched in them. Packs: -Mountain Gear BMG 105, size Small (black and white) -CiloGear Worksack 75L, size Small (black and yellow) Ice axes: -Black Diamond Raven Pros, many lengths -Petzl Snow Walker many lengths -Petzl Sum'Tec Ice Tool (w/adze) 59 cm -Petzl Sum'Tec Ice Tool (adze and hammer) 52 cm Ice Screws: Black Diamond Turbo Ice Screws, 22 cm Clothing: Outdoor Research Crocodiles, red and black, size Medium and Large Outdoor Research Revel Jackets, orange, Medium and Large Gloves: Outdoor Research Alti Gloves, medium Outdoor Research High Camp gloves, large and XL Footwear: Kayland Apex Rock mountaineering boots, men's 11.5 (likely one of the thieve's sizes, as he appeared to have taken the time to find his size and style he wanted) Intuition Denali heat-moldable liners for plastic/double boots, men's 10 (Stores that offer heat molding, please keep an eye out for boot fitting requests!) Snowshoes: MSR Lightning Ascent, black, 30 inches Miscellaneous: JetBoil Sol Ti stove (Titanium) MSR windscreens There may be more, but that is what we've come up with so far. The Bellingham Police Report number is: 12B 08 776 Thanks a ton for looking out for these items for us! Spread the word, too! We're working on an award that leads to arrest and conviction! Jeremy Wilson Equipment Shop Manager AMGA Single Pitch Instructor 360-671-1570 jeremy@alpineinstitute.com Equipment & Expert Advice: www.GuidesChoice.com Programs: www.aai.cc Follow us! Twitter: AAI_Shop Facebook: The Equipment Shop at AAI
  14. Early Tuesday morning, March 13, 2012, around 4am, our Equipment Shop in Fairhaven was burglarized by 1 or 2 people, likely males, and likely climbers... Items that were definitely taken were: Splitboard Snowboard: Voile 171 Mojo RX, with Voile Lightrail bindings. These have "AAI" etched onto the top of the boards, along with a round AAI sticker near the tail. (Part of our rental fleet) Whitish and brown, with a nature/tree/winter theme. Lightrail's have the orange quick release strap, so very easy to notice. The bindings also have "AAI" etched in them. Packs: -Mountain Gear BMG 105, size Small (black and white) -CiloGear Worksack 75L, size Small (black and yellow) Ice axes: -Black Diamond Raven Pros, many lengths -Petzl Snow Walker many lengths -Petzl Sum'Tec Ice Tool (w/adze) 59 cm -Petzl Sum'Tec Ice Tool (adze and hammer) 52 cm Ice Screws: Black Diamond Turbo Ice Screws, 22 cm Clothing: Outdoor Research Crocodiles, red and black, size Medium and Large Outdoor Research Revel Jackets, orange, Medium and Large Gloves: Outdoor Research Alti Gloves, medium Outdoor Research High Camp gloves, large and XL Footwear: Kayland Apex Rock mountaineering boots, men's 11.5 (likely one of the thieve's sizes, as he appeared to have taken the time to find his size and style he wanted) Intuition Denali heat-moldable liners for plastic/double boots, men's 10 (Stores that offer heat molding, please keep an eye out for boot fitting requests!) Snowshoes: MSR Lightning Ascent, black, 30 inches Miscellaneous: JetBoil Sol Ti stove (Titanium) MSR windscreens There may be more, but that is what we've come up with so far. The Bellingham Police Report number is: 12B 08 776 Thanks a ton for looking out for these items for us! Spread the word, too! We're working on an award that leads to arrest and conviction! Jeremy Wilson Equipment Shop Manager AMGA Single Pitch Instructor 360-671-1570 jeremy@alpineinstitute.com Equipment & Expert Advice: www.GuidesChoice.com Programs: www.aai.cc Follow us! Twitter: AAI_Shop Facebook: The Equipment Shop at AAI
  15. AAI Equipment Shop BURGLARIZED!

    Hi Chris, The Voile Mojo splitboard is marked, as it was part of our rental fleet. The rest was from our retail floor. Sadly, much of what they nabbed just came in for the spring season! Thanks for looking out for us! Jeremy
  16. All black (soak up that solar warmth!), used only on one trip to Denali and is still like new! Keep yourself toasty on the Big Mac or St. Elias this or next year, and train now with it on Rainier or Baker. It is a medium, and does not have the Radiant lining, which was less breathable, less comfortable, and broke down over time. The inner and outer pockets are excellent for stowing gloves, hot water bottles, all your summit day snacks, camera, etc. The hood alone is incredibly warm. I added longer cord to the zipper pulls to make it easier to use when wearing gloves or mittens. Here's one review: Probably the most technical and functional down parka ever made. This mountaineering jacket is insulated with amazing 700+ fill goose down, hand-filled into 33 separate chambers to eliminate down shifting and cold spots. GoreTex® DryLoft membrane adds water resistance, extreme breathability and wind protection. Detachable down-filled hood is "storm-proof". Articulated elbows and "arms up" construction increases freedom of movement. Reinforced elbows. Two-way zipper. Two front pockets with Velcro® closures. Two interior mesh water bottle pockets, and two zippered interior pockets. Adjustable drawcord hem. Stuff sack included. Length: 30". Weight: 2lb. 11oz. Size: M(38-40) And more reviews at: http://www.summitpost.org/outdoor-gear/baltoro/211 Here's the pic at my craigslist post: http://bellingham.craigslist.org/spo/2860264683.html ALSO... I'm considering selling my OR Brooks Rangers overboots (fit size 9/10 US plastics) and my super toasty North Face Solar Flare -20 F down bag. (Very comparable to a -30, and did fine for me at sub -30 on Denali) Email me if interested! Cheers! Jeronimo in Bellingham Tags: TNF, Baltoro, parka, down, 700, 800, fillpower, expedition, Denali, McKinley, compressable, north face, dryloft, gore
  17. Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

    [img:center]http://www.guideschoice.com/images/sale/salesign.jpg'>http://www.guideschoice.com/images/sale/salesign.jpg[/img] We at the Equipment Shop in Bellingham have our International Mountain Day sale going on for the whole week! Minimum 15% off everything in the store, including splitboard rentals for this weekend. We still have some great, previously used Hilleberg tents for sale, too! You a backcountry skier/boarder? John Baldwin's autographed Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis (and splitboards!) copies are almost sold out! Hey Denali or St. Elias 2012ers! We have several Feathered Friends' Front Point Parkas on sale, plus OR's Alti Mitts, Firebrand gloves, Buffs, Rab Xenons and more! We're open 10 to 6 today through Thursday. 8 to 7 Friday 8 to 12 Saturday, which is also when we celebrate International Mountain Day with free rock and ice rescue clinics at the Bellingham YMCA and host a free Avalanche Seminar in the evening at Allied Arts. All donations will support NWAC and we have around $3000 in awesome raffle prizes to give away and auction for. $5 raffle tickets may be pre-purchased... even over the phone! Hope you can make it! Jeremy American Alpine Institute Equipment Shop 1513 12th Street Bellingham (Fairhaven!), WA 98225 360-671-1570 info@guideschoice.com http://www.alpineinstitute.com http://www.guideschoice.com
  18. Mmm, Baker, Table Mountain, Shuksan, Coast Mountains, Rainier and beyond,... how far do you want to go? [img:center] http://www.guideschoice.com/images/home/mojo.jpg[/img] [img:center]http://www.guideschoice.com/images/home/boards-shop.jpg[/img] The Equipment Shop at the American Alpine Institute (AAI) in the Fairhaven part of Bellingham just got in a rental fleet of Voile Mojo RX Splitboards! Lightrail and AT/mountaineering compatible bindings will be shipped here soon, otherwise we can mount your snowboard bindings on our boards, too. Rental discounts when you're taking an AAI AIARE Avalanche 1 or 2 course with us. Students with current ID get a 10% discount on rentals, too! More info and rental prices at: The Equipment Shop 1513 12th Bellingham, WA 360-671-1570 www.guideschoice.com and Avy Course info at: www.alpineinstitute.com
  19. Splitboard Rentals in Bellingham!

    15% off splitboard or snowshoe rentals for the holiday weekend! We have new winter hours and will be open this Friday and now Saturday mornings, too, from 8 to 12. And we have a sale going on to celebrate International Mountain Day! More info at: www.guideschoice.com 360-671-1570
  20. Mmm, Baker, Table Mountain, Shuksan, Coast Mountains, Rainier and beyond,... how far do you want to go? [img:center]http://www.guideschoice.com/images/home/mojo.jpg[/img] [img:center]http://www.guideschoice.com/images/home/boards-shop.jpg[/img] The Equipment Shop at the American Alpine Institute (AAI) in the Fairhaven part of Bellingham just got in a rental fleet of Voile Mojo RX Splitboards! Lightrail and AT/mountaineering compatible bindings will be shipped here soon, otherwise we can mount your snowboard bindings on our boards, too. Rental discounts when you're taking an AAI AIARE Avalanche 1 or 2 course with us. Students with current ID get a 10% discount on rentals, too! More info and rental prices at: The Equipment Shop 1513 12th Bellingham, WA 360-671-1570 www.guideschoice.com and Avy Course info at: www.alpineinstitute.com
  21. AAI Equipment Shop-Splitboard Rentals!

    15% off splitboard and snowshoe rentals for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend if you reserve by Wednesday, 5 PM. We'll be open for pickup: Friday, 8 to 7 Saturday, 8 to 12 (and we're having a sale, too!
  22. [img:center]http://www.guideschoice.com/images/home/IMD2011.jpg[/img] AAI's Equipment Shop in Bellingham is having a SALE to commemorate our International Mountain Day fund raiser for the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center (NWAC). Get up to 50% off on in-store merchandise and serious discounts on used rental gear. Don't just get gear, get a raffle ticket for some sweet prizes at the NWAC benefit event December 3rd at Allied Arts, too! Each $50 spent gets you a raffle ticket. Purchase more tickets for only $5. The prizes are going to be AMAZING this year! Sale runs this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25th and 26th, and all of next week, Monday through Saturday, Nov. 28th through Dec. 3rd. The Equipment Shop has new winter hours: Mon thru Thurs, 10 - 6 Fri, 8 - 7 Sat, 8 - 12 More info about the sale at: GuidesChoice Info on the NWAC benefit, with rock and ice rescue clinics and an avalanche awareness seminar... with pizza, beer and live music at: AAI International Mountain Day Follow us on Twitter! We're at: AAI_Shop AAI_Shop
  23. AAI's Super Gear Sale and Super Guide Clinics

    You know you want to travel lighter but still not sacrifice quality! We still have a handful of awesome Hilleberg tents on sale here, used in good, fair and poor condition, and priced accordingly. If you're not familiar with these incredible tents, check them out at: www.hilleberg.com For tents in good condition, we have the: Akto Unna Nallo 2 Keron 3 GT Keron 4 GT Saivo we have nearly every model in lesser condition, too. Hilleberg is based in Redmond and is happy to help you with any repairs necessary. We also have a new BD Skylight single wall tent and ground sheet for 40% off! In-store purchases only, please. We're open 10 to 6 Monday through Friday. AAI Equipment Shop 1513 12th Bellingham, WA 98225 360-671-1570 info@guideschoice.com
  24. AAI's Super Gear Sale and Super Guide Clinics

    Howdy climbers and gear junkies! The AAI guide who's teaching the skills/free clinics will be Kurt Hicks! Check out Kurt's AAI bio! Remember, not only can you get some killer deals on new and used products, you can also help support the American Safe Climbing Association and the North Cascades Institute by purchasing extra raffle tickets... for some SWEET prizes! Raffle items will include AAI course vouchers for $750 and $500, BD Skylite tent, BD Avalung, Petzl runners and more! Plus, the first 2 females in the door Friday will receive the new Go Girl FUD! Ladies, find your freedom and Go Girl here! Sweet! My wife would LOVE one of these! But wait, there's more! First 3 people in the door Saturday dressed in 80s climbing/skiing garb will get a free raffle ticket! (Subject to staff approval, of course!) For the free clinic sign up, email us at: info@guideschoice.com or call us at: 360-671-1570 Thanks all for your support, and climb safe! Jeremy Wilson AAI Equipment Shop Manager 1513 12th Street Bellingham (Fairhaven), WA 98225 360-671-1570 www.guideschoice.com
  25. Hi climbers, UPDATED WITH PRICES... SORT OF! We're having a yard sale this Saturday on Phinney Ridge, from 9-2, so in case your climb is rained out, come check out our goods for sale. Some specialty pieces include: An integral designs single wall tent-4 season. Well used but loved! North Face expedition down Baltoro parka with Dryloft, 700+ fill, black, medium, lots of inner pockets, zip-off hood, the ULTIMATE PUFFY COAT! Basically brand new. Old style, warmer than newer styles $350 Feather Friends Rock Wren-750 fill, black, size regular, 4 ounces overfill, dryloft (or similar but forgot name) shell. Sweet! 4 ounces extra brings it to about a 10 to 20 F comfort rating. Been in 10 and 15F and been fine with warm socks on. Excellent condition $230 Size 8 woman's Koflach plastic ski mountaineering boots, great condition inside and out $45 Stoves-Whisperlite and maybe 1 or 2 other styles Pots-various nesting types 2 climbing helmets-no falls, guaranteed! (and no sun exposure except for outings)1 Edelrid ultralight, white and a blue Camp. Trango Pyramid belay device, never dropped. misc. bike stuff Marmot Dri-clime jacket/shirt with one chest pocket. black/dark green, size small. $20 convertible hiking pants, grey, men's small $15 Oh, and some lightly used Sportiva Miuras, size 40 1/2 $55 House is located on the southeast corner of 60th and Evanston, just east of Zeek's Pizza and north of the Zoo. Oh, there'll be 'normal' yard sale stuff, too. Check Craigslist for more info. Czesc! and hopefully see ya there!
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