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  1. Rainier Climbing Fee $30

    A hearing to garner public input on a new operational plan for climbing Mt. Rainier will be held Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at The Mountaineers headquarters. The plan proposes an increase in the mountaineering cost recovery fee (i.e., the climbing fee) to a total of $30, twice the amount of the previous fee. A hearing will also be held in Tacoma at the Washington State History Museum on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The proposal can be viewed at http://www.nps.gov/mora/climb/costrecovery. Comments can also be sent via the internet at mora_climbing_fees@nps.gov and will be accepted through Jan. 22.
  2. anyone have more details about the accident on chair peak saturday? i heard that a climber had an ankle injury and had to be helicoptered off the mountain sunday morning. i don't know how it happened. [ 06-04-2002, 04:08 PM: Message edited by: climb ]
  3. Carabiners is really light is right

    quote: Originally posted by CascadeClimber: I've twice had Neutrinos come unclipped from the rope: Once extended with a single, once with a double. Neither of us saw it happen, but we agreed that it had essentially unclipped itself. I've since switched over to using the Omega JC. Anyone else have this happen? I've had this happen. Two pieces of gear in a row. I couldn't figure out how it happened. Interesting to hear that others have seen this.
  4. heather/skyline ridge avalanche

    Apparently it was south facing: "The sensitivity of the snow pack was evident Monday when numerous backcountry accidents occurred. Near Stevens Pass, a party of five triggered and was caught by a 1 to 4 foot fracture on a south-facing slope resulting in injuries. This slide released on a thin sun crust. A party of four also near Stevens Pass were caught, partially buried and injured by a triggered slab that is believed to have released down to the old rain crust. Yet another incident occurred in the Crystal Mountain backcountry were a skier triggered and was carried some 2 to 300 feet on an east to southeast aspect around 5000 feet and fortunately was not seriously injured. " http://www.csac.org/Bulletins/Northwest/current-av.html
  5. Pinnacle or Castle

    quote: Originally posted by Matt: Mostly I was just out there celebrating the fact that I was spending another magnificant Thursday in the mountains. My partner and I discussed the pit falls of American society and decided that , as I have said numerous times, work is just another four letter word, and one to be avoided at all costs. We vowed to work less, not more, and to meet again on a midweek foray into the mountains. I do not need a faster car nor a bigger tv, just a casual Thursday in Mt. Rainer National Park to soothe my soul and make me feel human again. Amen, that's what it's all about.
  6. Are beacons a body recovery tool?

    fyi, here is a report of a successful recovery using beacons: http://www.avsp.org/avalanche.htm
  7. What is the best beer on Earth

    RAINIER, but Lucky Lager is a close 2nd.
  8. Inuit snow reversal

    Living and Climbing without the F-word by Keith Mark Johnson can be found at: http://www.rockandice.com/index.phtml?section=stories_show&content_id=39
  9. Inuit snow reversal

    Greg Child climbed with a guy who had this to say about his ice tool, "This fucking, fucker is fucking fucked." Impressive, no?