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  1. 2012/13 RST skis. Still in factory wrapping/unmounted. 177 cm 116/77/106 weight 5lb 12-14oz for the pair. These are a great ski for a lightweight ski mountaineering setup. Beta from Sportiva: $350.00 New-still in box Sportiva skins for these skis $125.00
  2. Parka Medium Event Shell green Pant Medium Event Shell green Lightly used in great condition. Fits tall 6'+ well. $525.00 for both. Thx Eric
  3. Rock and Ice Parka Medium/Event shell/Green $475.00 40 Below Pant Medium/Event shell/Green $300.00 Garments are lightly used, 4 years old, and in excellent condition. Thanks Eric
  4. I just learned of this today. My heart goes out to Michelle, Gail, and the rest of the Puryear family. And to David, who must bear the weight of this alone, until he returns. Joe was one of kindest and most dedicated/motivated people in the Alpine climbing world. He always was happy to share route beta, psyched/supportive about others trips and route plans and quick to offer a smile, a bed, a rope.... He found a way to stay true to his dreams and helped others do so (and safely) thru his exploits, route posts, slide shows, guide books AND psyche. Rest In Peace Brother. You will be missed and remembered. Eric Murphy
  5. hey alpinistos- Looks like Fri and Sat should yield excellent Winter climbing conditions. The snowpack has settled (not much new snow), is refreezing, and relatively stable, and it will be cold and clear thru Sat late. I think that all the recent mosture combined with cold temps should also produce some good alpine ice, though perhaps newly formed. I think alpine N. faces will be ripe for some good suffering. Thoughts? Eric
  6. spending the winter with my girlfriend in Salt Lake. Need solid, mid week partners for ice, mixed, bc ski, and general alpine action. I am a novice skier, but a 15 year climber. Cheers Eric
  7. I am down in the Bay Area for a while. Looking for a partner for Lee Vining ice, or other back country action while winter lasts. Cheers Eric
  8. There are many options. Low 5th class, and 60 degree ice should be the hardest ground you will encounter, depending on which exit you take onto the FF. Most all will be much easier if anywhere near to on route. It is very straight forward if you stay near to the crest of the rib above the traverse from 14 camp. As far as gear goes that is up to you. You will have the opportunity to place rock and ice gear throughout. We did not use any gear at all. I would not recomend a light Schoeller pant for that high. I have used the Arcteryx Gamma Salopette several times on Denali Summits. I have also froze my ass off up there. Better to take a wind shell for your 1st time. May can be soooo cold! Have fun, the views into the NE fork, and the Cassin are amazing! Eric
  9. Good enough for me. Thanks TLG. I hope it hangs around until I get back from Argentina, and make it down to Colorado. I was in Telluride 2 years ago, but was talked out of scooping by locals. That piece of ice is one of the most beautiful climbs I have ever drooled over- I want it real bad........ Cheers! Eric
  10. So how is the access issue with Bridalviel now? It sounds like it has mellowed out with the Mine. Eric Murphy
  11. Dalius, A couple of more tips. Try the local alpine club there in town. If you email me, I will give you a couple of contacts in the area I know from climbing in Los Glaciares. There is much to be done and explored in the area, but access and weather are difficult at best. A wild place for sure. I am in Mendoza now, just finished guiding. I was hoping to head down that way, but I think it will wait for next year. I want some dry rock now, and the national wine festival is here in two weeks. Cant miss that, with all the wine to drink, and beautiful women to chat with ! Play safe! Eric Murphy mountainbull1@yahoo.com
  12. Hey David- I am potentially interested, depending on what you have in mind. Cell is 206.200.1728, or email me. Eric Murphy
  13. David, Thanks for the post/beta. Were you in there recently? I had heard the approach was in excellent conditions for much of the season, but now there is more snow/drifts, ect. I have never been in from Waiparious, but Gadd does have good beta for this. We will bring skis, and camp anyway, so it is all good. Hopefully it is not -30! Cheers! Eric Murphy
  14. Looking for current beta on the Ghost, Waiparious climbs/approach cond. specifically for Sorcerer & Hydro. I have been out of the country most of the season, and want to get some good ice on a short trip next week. Also, anyone been up to the Stanley headwall? Cheers! Eric Murphy
  15. Scarpa Alphas- Cheaper Price! I have lowered the price to $110, as I need cash for Patagonia. US 11.5 in good shape. Also: OR Mt Baker mitts with double liner, size large. taped shell mitt in new condition. $ 40 Old Lowa Civetta plastics size 12. Super warm $ 20 Huger altimeter watch. German made with Swiss parts. Works great $40 Eric Murphy Email me: mountainbull1@yahoo.com I will be in Bozeman 11/19-26 leaving for Patagonia 12/4
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