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  1. So Im not going back to Denali for awhile (so the wife says...), and am putting these up for sale. Supposedly I have to look elsewhere for now (Bolivia, Europe, etc). Both of these have been on one Denali trip (but turned down after one week), have been cleaned by Feathered Friends, and are in absolutely immaculate condition! Feathered Friends Ptarmigan Sleeping Bag (Long) Red Epic material. 800 fill upgrade with an additional +4 ounces overfill. Makes it more of an -30 to -35 f bag. Light & SUPER warm! Absolutely like new! Asking: $450 usd OBO. Feathered Friends Helios Duvet Pants. Red Quantum (Pertex) material size XL to use as overpants (Ive got a 34" waist & fits perfect), 800+ fill upgrade +2 ounces. Again, very light & very warm! Stayed in the stuff sack, but cleaned nonetheless as new. Asking: $140 usd OBO. Prices are to your door (Continental US). If you have any inquiries/questions/need pic's please feel free to email me directly at: erewhon00@yahoo.com Cheers! Information from website available at: www.featheredfriends.com
  2. Denali South Buttress May of 2005: Team Members

    Yep, Got a fantastic team of 4 heading up this season. A big thanks to Mark Westman and Joe Puryear for the great beta they shared with us!
  3. Aluminum Crampons for the West Buttress?

    Absolutely. I would definitely take aluminums for the Washburn Route (WButt). 1. You will definitely not be climbing in sandals but rather in some sort of boot with actual structure lending to a more rigid platform to stand on. 2. They dont transmit the cold like steel crampons do allowing one to have a little toastier toes up high. 3. Insanely lighter. 4. I have summitted Denali several times with aluminum crampons and have never had any problems whatsoever while all my other partners have bi*ched at thier lead framed feet. Aluminum crampons have gotten a bad rap for many reasons. Unfortunately they are usually irellevant or "old school" egotistic reasons (IMHO). Never had a problem with them dry tooling, climbing Yocum, or up high on Denali or Aconcagua. For general mountaineering they are more than enough, but you must consider your entire footwear system as a whole. This is technical footwear, and not just slapping a pair of whatever boots are here and whatever steel (thought as bombproof) crampons are there... Ive seen far more steel crampon failures than aluminums. I would have to ask who here giving you advice has actually climbed this route. BTW: Where the hell is the Washburn Face?
  4. Denali South Buttress - May of 2005 Currently looking for a few team members to join us for an attempt of the South Buttress of Denali this upcoming 2005 season. Scheduling for May 9th to June 4th. Previous experience at altitude is necessary. If interested please contact Robert at erewhon00@yahoo.com or phone at 503-970-0186.
  5. Denali South Buttress - May of 2005 Currently looking for a few team members to join us for an attempt of the South Buttress of Denali this upcoming 2005 season. Scheduling for May 9th to June 4th. Previous experience at altitude is necessary. If interested please contact Robert at erewhon00@yahoo.com or phone at 503-970-0186.
  6. Expedition gear for Sale!

    Stubais sold.
  7. Pulley/Caribiner Question

    Used this combo while on Denali a few years back. When placed under load the pully cracked, snapped, and shattered due to the temperatures. Also damaged the rope sheath. If youre in an emergency just use a DOval Kairbiner, and a tiblock. Safer, Stronger, Lighter, Better.
  8. MSR Simmerlite

    Ive already used the XGK and have two. Im just wondering about taking the Simmerlite for the team backup/secondary.
  9. Hilleberg Nallo 2/ Bibler I/ Stephenson 3R- Best?

    Ive had the Nammatj 3GT and now climb with a Nallo 2. Tons of room and love the system better than the Stephensons due to the fact you can dig into the vestibule for added space. Also the double walls are nice;). The Nammatj stood up to 60+mph winds like a bloody brick house with 4 people inside sleeping away the night. The 2 man has enough room for 3 in a pinch or ultra comfy for 2 on an expedition and is lighter than any Bibler stronger too. The vestibule is roomy as its elongated. Petra at the WA office is really nice to boot. Best customer service of any manufacturer. Worth every penny and will be going back to McKinley time and time and time and time again.
  10. MSR Simmerlite

    Wanted to see if anyone here has attempted to use the MSR Simmerlite above 14k feet, and if so how did it do? Comparable with Wisperlites? Im thinking for up high and cold would this stand up to MSR's namesake?
  11. Expedition gear for Sale!

    Bibler Bivy sold
  12. Stephenson Wamlite tent question

    Try looking at Hilleberg Nallo 2 about the same only a little more functional for expeditions, and still weighs in at less than 4lbs. Looooove that bergy!
  13. Black Diamond Lightsabre Bivy?

    Piece of !#*#@ & nothin' else. Damn thing cant hold up to 20mph winds, and leaks through the seams. I rely completely on my Hilleberg Nallo tent and if I want to shed weight Ill take out the inner tent. Sleeps 3 that way. Or just take a tarp or better yet stay home when its nasty. Sorry but I do not believe the LSabre could hold up to 12 hours of REAL rain. Not from what Ive seen.
  14. South Buttress of Denali

    Never been much for climbing simply for the summit, just was taken back by the few photos Ive seen and have been drawn to it ever since. Joe check your PM's Id love to get some beta if possible. Geeze it looks like an easy afternoon of skinning!
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