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bigeo last won the day on February 28 2020

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  1. I've been using alphas for three season snow and glacier climbing for decades. They keep your feet warm and dry. The inner boots can be worn in camp and even in your sleeping bag at night. Sure beats putting on frozen single boots for those cold alpine starts.While they are stiff enough to use with rigid crampons, they have enough flex that they aren't uncomfortable to hike in on trail or scramble over rock/scree in the course of a climb. I bought this pair when my son was showing some interest in climbing Rainier, but it never happened. They have been gathering dust on my gear shelf for years now and it's time to find someone else to use them. The inner boots are tagged 9 1/2 but I believe that is UK sizing making them a US mens 10 1/2. They are unused. I will hold out a bit for a local buyer but would consider shipping them if that doesn't happen$120 cash or venmo.
  2. Great write-up of a bonafide "soft epic" (full-on shit show where nothing really disastrous happens). If you get through one of those at the beginning of your climbing career and want to go back for more, you're a climber.
  3. Did you summit?

    climbing is a game in which you can make your own rules
  4. Liberty Ridge -- best timing

    Absolutely agree. It's not just the glacier travel. The more of the garbage rock that Rainier is made out of that is buried under snow or held together by ice, the less likely you become a bowling pin.
  5. Scottish Ice

    That's crazy! Riding a motorcycle with no fukking helmet.
  6. [TR] Guye Peak - South Gully 01/30/2021

    Three parties on the S gully of Guye. Que` cosa!
  7. bump for Off Belay collection. Free to a good home. I have some of the guide books left too, so inquire if you see something you want.
  8. Can you identify this mountain?

    You guys are good
  9. [TR] Mount Baring - Standard 12/05/2020

    Is that out of the Whillans' phrasebook?
  10. Can you identify this mountain?

    But why are they booting down when the ski conditions look amazing?
  11. Shuksan has always had delusions of grandeur
  12. Thanks Dan. That's very kind. The truth is, I was just tagging along. When I went back to do it the next year with the partner who had bailed, I got totally off route and we had to retreat down Ulrich's. Went back a few years after that and finally got my buddy to the top because we hooked up with a pair en route led by somebody who knew where he was going. My route finding disfunction (I'm directionally challenged) is legendary amongst my partners. It makes for great, funny stories because somehow we have all survived.
  13. You could paint dots on the rock every 100 feet (saw this in the Dolomites) and I would still get off route.
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