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primate replied to primate's topic in The Gear CriticI did start this thread b/c I wanted to complain about the price of somthing. I sometimes rent beacons, know how to use them, and try to practice every time I rent. I was bitching about the price becuase I know my partners will not buy them, so if I wanted them to use one I would have to buy it for them compounding the price problems.
primate posted a topic in The Gear CriticThis question has come up a couple of times, but there never has been much in they way of speculation: why the fuck to avalanche transcievers cost so much? I was wanting to feel a little safer this winter, but I'm not going to shell out $200/beacon. What's up?
St Helens attempt 24 Nov 01
primate replied to rodeo's topic in Southern WA CascadesWow! I'm surprised the road to climber's bivi was still open. We climbed St. Helens on the 21st (in relatively light winds), and when we left it was snowing hard at the trailhead. I assumed the road would be blocked lower down. Thanks for the info.
Snow Peak Giga Power Stove
primate replied to dan_e's topic in The Gear CriticI thought I would throw a couple of ideas out. 1) PV=nRT is not likely to model the gas well at high pressures (i.e. if any of the fuel is liquid) as the ideal gas law assumes that interactions between the molecules are negligible. 2) Don't the canisters have pressure relief valves like propane tanks?
primate replied to climbing4fun2000's topic in Oregon CascadesA picture (not mine) I found on the web: http://www.uac.pdx.edu/photos/Reid-Palmer_small_HH7.jpg
primate replied to jon's topic in Climber's BoardI love the new msg board, but I miss the random picture.