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About Dustin_B

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  • Birthday 07/05/1978

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    Professional Ski Bum
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    Seattle area
  1. Selling Volumes 1 & 2 of Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guides. Both are 2nd edition. I live in Seattle (Wallingford area). Email is best as I don't often check PM's. I can also ship and have paypal. $20 for both. Thanks. Dustin email: b a l d e r a c h at gmail dot com [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/medium/Cascade_smaller.jpg[/img]
  2. FS: Grivel 'Alpine Light' pack, $75 obo

    Its probably a little small for you then. Its' my girlfriend's and she is 5' 8".
  3. FS: Grivel 'Alpine Light' pack, $75 obo

    bump, this would make a great ski pack....
  4. Pack has SOLD, thanks. Selling my Cold Cold World Valdez mountaineering backpack. Retails for $115 plus tax and shipping and I had a couple of upgrades added to this pack not mentioned on the webpage including a full hip belt with gear loops. The pack is used and a bit faded from the sun but no worse for wear (no rips, stains, tears, etc). Fully featured w/ ice axe loops, crampon attachment, skis slots, removeable lid (which turns into a fanny pack if your into that kind of thing). 'One size fits most' and according to manufacturer fits torso lengths from 16-20". I'm asking $75 obo as although its a bit older and faded there is absolutely nothing wrong with it whatsoever. More info here I live in Seattle. email works best but will try to check here and PM's occasionally. Thanks. Dustin balderach at g m a i l dot com 3 pictures below and I have more if you want to see them [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/IMG_36601.jpg[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/IMG_36662.jpg[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/IMG_36642.jpg[/img]
  5. I've got a Grivel 'Alpine Light' mountaineering pack for sale. 42-liters at 2lbs-10ozs. This fits a smaller torso'ed individual. Its older and they don't make this particular model any more but there is more info here Its a tad dusty but no worse for wear. Has ski slots, side pockets, and gear loops on the waist belt. $75 or best offer. I live in Seattle. email works best but will try to check here and PM's occasionally. Thanks. Dustin balderach at g m a i l dot com 3 pictures below and I have more if you want to see them [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/IMG_3673.jpg[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/IMG_36832.jpg[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/IMG_36812.jpg[/img]
  6. Dropping my price to $100. These are brand new, retail for $180. size medium I'm selling a pair of brand new (but without tags) Outdoor Research Alpine Alibi gloves. These are last year's model of this glove: (OR link). From OR's website: "An insulated, waterproof alpine ice glove with superb dexterity for precise tool handling, with the warmest protection for long ascents." Size medium. They retail for $180, I'm asking $125 or best offer. I live in Seattle. email works best but will try to check here and PM's occasionally. Thanks. Dustin balderach at g m a i l dot com 4 pictures below [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/500/medium/IMG_3719.JPG[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/500/medium/IMG_37121.JPG[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/500/medium/IMG_37141.JPG[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/500/medium/IMG_37231.jpg[/img]
  7. Dropping my pice to $65. Did I mention its brand new! This is a good deal. I need to get rid of this but I can't go any lower! Brand new (but without the original tags) Black Diamond Stubby haul bag for sale. Retails for $100 plus tax and shipping. This is the smallest of the 3 haul bags black diamond makes. Never been used, just been sitting around my closet and needs to go. $65 or best offer. I live in Seattle. email works best but will try to check here and PM's occasionally. Thanks. Dustin balderach at g m a i l dot com 2 pictures below and I have more if you want to see them [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/IMG_36511.jpg[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/IMG_3656.jpg[/img]
  8. NOOB Questions: Disappointment Cleaver Late July

    leave the wands at home. they aren't necessary on the DC in July.
  9. 30 meter rope on Rainier?

    Keep looking - I don't do 2-man glacier travel (so far). We carry a second rope all day for a 3 or 4 man team. My buddy did a two-man team with some random idiot, other guy didn't watch the tension, rope draped down into a crevasse, got mega snagged, had to cut the rope. Trip = over. Extra rope might have been nice. Super random, but happened. okay, I'll keep my eye out for it...
  10. 30 meter rope on Rainier?

    I did so now I take out my "on routes like the DC" and my statement still stands. I don't know any 2 person rope teams that carry a second rope for standard glacier travel.
  11. 30 meter rope on Rainier?

    No offense here, but I don't know any 2 person rope teams that carry a second rope for a route like the DC. What would you do with the second rope? (rescue situations?)
  12. 30 meter rope on Rainier?

    Most people use a 30-35 meter rope on Rainier (for a rope team of 2-4 people). If you know what you are doing (i.e. that you do not need 50+ feet of rope between people and in fact this is quite unsafe, slower, and not necessary) then a 30 meter rope is quite reasonable and preferable for Rainier and other glaciers in the lower 48. (this does not mean that if you don't know what you are doing then you should go with a 50-m rope....) The diameter is an all together different issue. 8mm is on the thin side, but not unheard of. I for one like a slightly thicker diameter rope for Rainier (and other glaciers), but if I'm sure plenty of people use an 8mm rope safely.
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