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  1. Moderate ice climbing, chair peak etc

    well after the upcoming nuclear winter..........ice climbing with 3 armed mutants.
  2. Moderate ice climbing, chair peak etc

    may be quicker to drive to bozeman than hike to the nearest ice.
  3. question HELP!! Small feet, can't find boots!!!

    You could always call the shop before there to see if they would into a special order before wasting your time driving there. how about feathered friends, right across from REI? if the clerks don’t give you the service you need, you can always ask for the manager. Not to bust their balls, but to get the ok for special order. may be a bit far but may save you some money is to go to Vancouver, either MEC or some other retailer.
  4. question HELP!! Small feet, can't find boots!!!

    Have you tried the American alpine institute shop in Bellingham? When I used to work there, we would carry really small to really large feet boots and def order them if needed. i find it interesting that there are shops staffed by “bruh “. The current online vs brick and mortar shop business battle, customer service for physical shops is the advantage and only saving grace. What has your experience been?
  5. question Looking for a simple altimeter watch

    do you want a barometer or GPS based altimeter watch? or both? You may not like this answer but maybe just use your smartphone for gps based altitude? Maybe you could make the display large font? some app? If you really want a watch display, maybe a iphone to iwatch app? I am with you on the small screen problem.
  6. did you need a telephoto lens to get some of those photos? Seems like dome is pretty damn close but I thought dome was light years from anything else.
  7. review Denali - Ski Boot Help

    I like my feet. Getting frostbite and losing toes is not a uncommon occurrence and not to be discounted. If the common wisdom is to use a size larger boot (assuming you can still ski without falling over which may be worse) I would suggest you follow it. It is common wisdom learned from others pain. BTW, I don't ski so my knowledge of what you are doing is Zero. But I have been to denali. We had it nice above 14K. Many others didn't It is a crap shoot so stacking the odds in your favor is always a good thing. There is a good chance of getting the skiing shut down above 14K. Are you ready to be able to hike the rest of the way in your ski boots? Very envious of skiers on the way back to the airstrip, though.
  8. [TR] Big Bear! - Brushtissima 11/11/2019

    damn near centrally located in the darring-town slabbage meca. You can see exfo dome and squire creek wall. and several other slabbages also!
  9. How soon to ski after broken leg?

    Is the hardware still in the leg? I have a friend who had a similar situation and time line as you a couple years ago. He mentioned the huge amount of damage that would happen to the bone if it broke in the same place with the plate still inside. He was able to ice climb but there was pain in the general location the following winter. he had the hardware taken out a couple years after the accident.
  10. Current Conditions

    haven't been up there lately but the NOAA pin point forecast looks cold for weekend. highs of low 30F. https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-120.6521987915039&lat=48.508989062540536#.XbrXrcR7laR
  11. [TR] Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys 09/21/2019

    yeah the last time I was up there was 12 years ago and it was snow and ice from the point where you bust over the ridge to well above the winnie slide area. damn.
  12. for sale RAB Hardshell Jacket/ Pants

    how much for the pants alone?
  13. [TR] Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys 09/21/2019

    that winnie slide photo is a shock. I have been up that route a handful of times, the latest part of the season was mid august and it was bare ice top to bottom. I never saw any exposed rock like in your photo. I guess 12 years of climate change.......
  14. Winter Speculation Thread

    I buy one even on horrible predicted years. Shitty day on the hill is 1000% better than sitting at home. even in years where it was predicted to be warm and dry turned out to be pretty OK seasons overall. but warm and normal precipitation could mean some good alpine tromping times. Warm and dry better.
  15. Winter Speculation Thread

    according to NOAA long range outlooks https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/multi_season/13_seasonal_outlooks/color/churchill.php winter looks a little above normal temps and normal precip.
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