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  1. I don't have a solution but wanted to say that the same thing happened to me. I went from never having used the gear before, to skiing about 14 miles in two days. I got the blisters and worse, hurt my achilles badly enough that I had to bow out of a trip to Alaska when I hadn't recovered a month later. Maybe easing into using the boots/bindings/skis would help. But I also think the skiing just exacerbates any flaw in the way your boots fit. I'll be reading this thread if anyone has any suggestions.
  2. sprayyyyyyyy For me, climbing a couple thousand feet of easy stuff and skipping the 2 good pitches would feel that way. No accounting for personal taste...
  3. Looking for a partner to climb in Leavenworth on Saturday 5/3, maybe some cragging at Careno or something like that. Eric 206-849-1223
  4. I'm looking to buy some Silvretta Bindings, compatible with mountaineering boots, ideally with short approach skis attached. Also interested in skins. -Eric
  5. It attaches via a clamp, the foot has a rubber base, and a little clamp hooks on the edge of the car's roof, and locks. I believe this fits any car without a raingutter.
  6. Thule roof rack with attachments for skis and mountain bike, plus fairing. This is in good shape, hasn't seen a lot of use. It fits a 2002 Subaru Impreza. From looking at Thule's website I believe this will fit any car that does not have rain gutters. $225 OBO. Email or call Eric, 206-849-1223
  7. Bump! Am I missing something? This is a good deal.
  8. Skis, bindings, skins sold. Boots still for sale, $200 OBO.
  9. I still have this, surprisingly. This is a great deal!
  10. Really weird, Spark is not me. The price is now $550 for everything.
  11. SOLD BD Lightsabre bivy: $50 BD Winter Bivy: $30. Great shape. SOLD Black Diamond Beta Light: $80. SOLD Thermarest NeoAir: $40 Hardman pad: Free with any other purchase. Scott Ninja Poles, 48": $10. Look Pivot demo bindings (12 DIN): $50. Brakes are kinda skinny, look like they'll clear 80 mm but could be tweaked out easily.
  12. Selling a full randonnee/alpine touring ski setup. Great for ski mountaineering, I climbed Stuart Glacier Couloir and skied the Sherpa Glacier with these. $550 181 K2 Shuksan skis Dynafit TLT bindings Black Diamond climbing skins (purple, no tail clip) Garmont Mega-Lite boots size mondo 28 (US size 10) If you want me to part it out, make me an offer. Email or call Eric, 206-849-1223
  13. I still have the Wateas for sale, make me an offer.
  14. Used on under 10 tours, in good shape. $100
  15. You're worried that skiing is having a negative impact on your hill climbing workouts?? You've got your priorities backwards. Your workouts are to make it easier to go have fun! If you are a beginning or not very good skier, yes, I think your quads and other big leg muscles will be getting worn out skiing. This will lessen as your skill improves. Technique makes a huge difference. When I want to train for skiing, I do stairs and lunges. This helps with skiing generally, backcountry skiing more so.
  16. Heading down to the Valley tomorrow morning, Friday 6/21. Planning to arrive on Saturday evening. I have room for 3 more in my truck, let me know if you want to ride and split gas.
  17. Hopefully Sol's beta is gold but even if it's not, don't be afraid of the bushwhack. Take some gardening gloves.
  18. The top part is obvious, it's at the bottom you have a chance to screw up and end up slightly cliffed out. Thank you for your concern.
  19. Yeah, I've done it for a couple of short raps. One time when I screwed up the descent from Outer Space. It actually hurts your neck more than your groin. It's not that hard to keep it together for a short period but I wouldn't want to do anything more than vertical, or longer than about 50'.
  20. Geronimo is only 5.6 but I thought it was really fun.
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