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  1. Baker Easton base camp crowds

    I was actually having fun with this. I am looking for a guess. 4th of July weekend on one of the busiest routes in the cascades. How many people/tents at the base camp?
  2. Can anyone give us an idea on how many people (or parties of people) we could expect at the base camp for the easton route on Mt. Baker?
  3. Regular length Couloir marmot bag with gossamer shell. Lighter than the standard shell and very breathable. I like these as they do not tend to condense as much moisture inside on multi-day trips. Weighs 3 lbs 5 oz. Excellent condition - $250 See pictures at http://bozeman.craigslist.org/spo/2848410759.html
  4. These are an extra pair I would like to sell. In great condition; I've field-tested the release many times . Size Medium. See pics at: http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/spo/2052303646.html
  5. Brand new (in box never used) Stainless Steel Cyborg Pro crampons. See pics at: http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/spo/2052290915.html
  6. WTB: mono crampons

    I have a brand new pair of Stainless Steel BD Cyborgs that I need to get rid of. Never used.
  7. 175 cm waxless guides with Mountaineering boot compatible Silvretta medium sized bindings. Used for approaches, mountaineering and B/C turns. $400.00 http://bozeman.craigslist.org/spo/2033988247.html
  8. Excellent approach setup. Karhu XCD Guides (waxless, shaped ski) with Silvretta 500 bindings. The bindings work with any mountaineering boot that has a front and rear rand. Bindings are size medium; skis - 175 cm. My new AT boots are too small for the binding so I have bought a pair of 165's. Will consider selling without the binding. $400? $200 without bindings.
  9. Rockies

    Granted, this is Montana but there is something to be learned from this one. http://www.mtavalanche.com/video/youtube http://www.mtavalanche.com/advisory/10/02/17 "Extreme luck was involved that no one was injured or killed". In particular, listen to the very end of Doug's audio in the second link to get the full impact from a very experienced Avy professional. From the GNFAC website: " SADDLE PEAK AVALANCHE Take a hard look at the photos. If you skied off the summit on Monday and find that your tracks are now obliterated, I'm asking, "What did you do to arrive at the decision to ski that slope?" Now that it slid there's no real argument about whether it was stable or not. It wasn't. But hundreds thought it was good to go. Perhaps I would have been one of them. But I know I'd want to puke looking at those photos knowing how close I would have been to dying. Seeing other tracks in fresh powder is commonly mistaken as a sign of stability, but it's not. Folks think that slopes that get skied often are safer because the weak layer gets broken down and compacted by the tracks. But in this case the weak layer was impervious to tracks because it was preserved under a supportable hard slab. Supportable until yesterday. Three inches of snow water equivalency fell in under 48 hours. Strong winds created drifts adding even more weight. And facets hibernating deep in the pack finally couldn't hold up any more snow. That's what happened. We are extremely lucky. I could just as easily be writing my condolences to 15 families this morning. Many people would have died if the slope slid the day before or a few hours later. Most days skiers are stacked on top of one another exposed to avalanches from above. Luckily it was triggered early in the day with few skiers around. Consider this avalanche the one and only free wakeup call we'll ever get. There's a lot to learn. The slope slid on a beautiful day with many tracks on it. It was undeniably unstable yet provides us with an opportunity to re evaluate how we ski, make decisions and travel in the sidecountry. " Just sayin'
  10. Discussion including BD engineer comments. http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/934486/2
  11. CAMP Awaxes - looking for a set

    Nope those are sold. http://montanaice.com/node/1247
  12. I have a brand new set of BD Stainless Steel crampons. See the post on this thread: http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/927619/Black_Diamond_Cyborg_Pro_Stain#Post927619
  13. Ice/Alpine Tools - Camp Awax

    Just saw this on line. at http://www.silvertipmountaincenter.com/index.html they have new Awax on sale. Plus other tools etc.