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  1. Hi all, I know there are some good (for stair-climbing training) outdoor public staircases in Seattle, like the one at 137th St NE near 42nd Ave. Does anyone know of a good one in the Wallingford/Fremont/Ballard/U-District area? Doesn't have to be huge, just public and accessible. Thanks for any info. Steve
  2. beta request - Pinnacle peak, winter ascent

    Shannonpahl, Yes, the NR is a nice climb. I suspect it could be superb in the right winter conditions.
  3. BD Ice Pack for sale

    Pack has been sold.
  4. BD Ice Pack for sale

    Gently used BD Ice Pack (from around 2003) for sale (size medium)- $20. Please email elain.fu@mac.com if interested and have questions.
  5. Can't hike, climb, ski...Orthopedic Surgeon?

    Don't know if they do routine hip replacements at Harborview for non-trauma situations, but I can tell you this about Harborview: I was treated for a hip fracture at Harborview in 4/06 and had the hardware removed two weeks ago. The Harborview "Green Team" did a very good job with both surgeries and the follow-up care. Same goes for the work done by their "Blue Team" in 2004-2005 for a different injury. I've been operated on by at least six of their attending surgeons, at one time or an other -- all were excellent. If Harborview won't take your case, you might go see Bob Winquist at Orthopedic Physician Associates in Seattle. He has a very good reputation.
  6. Mount Baker Rescue

    Props to BMRC and NAS Whidbey! Glad to hear the injured climber will be OK.
  7. Good sports PT in Seattle?

    Hi Dave, Basically all the PTs at U.W. Sports Medicine are really good (Deb Lehtinen, Michele Honeycutt, Lori Sabado, and Sarah Guillen). Also Bruk Ballinger at Real Rehab in Greenwood, though as of a couple of years ago, his practice didn't take Regence BlueShield.
  8. Health Insurance

    Hmmm, I'm not so sure about that. Having had four open orthopedic surgeries in the last two years, I think you are always better off having insurance. Having to pay a $1400 deductable is peanuts if you are really messed up. If I didn't have health insurance, I'd be a quarter million in debt to Harborview right now. Just my $0.02.
  9. Light Weight Harness

    Trango Mountain Harness
  10. Fun at Harborview

    Glad you're out of the hospital, AlpineK. Welcome back.
  11. Kurt injured?

    Get well soon, Kurt! I'm sure you are in great hands, over there at HMC.
  12. Shock Question

    Hi CBS, Are you saying that psychogenic shock can be fatal? If so, I'd be interested to see a reference to a case in the literature, as I couldn't seem to find one. My layperson's understanding was that psychogenic shock leads to fainting, at worst. This is in contrast to hypovolemic, septic, neurogenic, or anaphalactic shock which can all be fatal. Is that not correct?
  13. Best store for mountaineering boots?

    How about Pro Mountain Sports, in the U. Disctrict? I've had good luck there.
  14. best multifuel stove bar none

    Actually from MSR's website, the XGK EX is over 2 oz heavier than the whisperlite. My older XGK is actually about 3.5 oz heaver than a whisperlite. But I agree with the above posters, the XGK is a nice stove.