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Mike Barter

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About Mike Barter

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    journeyman
  • Birthday 03/18/1954

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  • Homepage
    mountainguide.com
  • Occupation
    Homeless person
  • Location
    Alberta
  1. so long and thanks for the fish

    your moderaters have turned this site into a place for themselves and their little egos which explains the drop in attendence over the years. won't be back nor ever contribute again.
  2. How to Survive Winter In Seattle

    Spend 4 days to one week in Banff in Jan and you'll never ask that question again!
  3. Gear distribution- 4 man rope team

    Not sure that is such a great example there are a couple things in that video that distract me from what I should be learning.
  4. [TR] Andromeda - Shooting Gallery 9/4/2011

    Laugh if you want but ice routes of this type are the best they have been in at least 15 years. wnat a bad rep safely this is your year to bag these routes. Strain, central , sky. etc....
  5. I need rope advice!

    I will not redeem the 15 minutes of your life.
  6. You will not recover the 15 minutes you lost watching this video!! Stay in the climbing game long enough and your sure to deal with foul weather. This video deals with a few tips about getting the ends of the rope down when wind is present. This video does not cover rappelling in any great detail as we have done that in more detail on other videos. Most of the time grabbing a few coils throwing them off to space is enough. As the wind picks up you may actually have to carry the coils down with you. This is not as bad as one might think if done correctly. Series on how to rap This first covers what knot you use to tie the ropes together. This one deals with dividing the rope. This one deals with hooking up your rap device and backup prussik. The merits of the backup prussik where to put it and why. Mountain Guide Tom Wolfe describing a couple of methods backing up your rap.
  7. First Time Climbing Outside

    If you have climbed outside before don't watch this. I will not redeem the 25 minutes of your life it's gone. Just like a Ninja.
  8. Climbing ropes part II

    I'm all confused now! Which would you say is bigger your mouth or your ass? How do you find clothes that fit?
  9. Climbing ropes part II

    Another Mike Barter Video
  10. Sliding X VS Load distributed anchors

    This issue was about the anchors , how and why. Only one persons perspective however he does it so many time I felt I was about to puke a anchor towards the end. Good for those just starting out boring for everybody else.
  11. Natural Gear Lecture

    Before you spend to much on trinkets and things.
  12. Mike's Mail Episode 2

    In this edition Mike gives advice on how to maintain a lasting relationship. As http://youtube.com/sawbackwc asks mike his secrets to being a guide and yet maintaining a healthy relationship. At what angle do you place a ice screw? http://youtube.com/mgbanach makes the bold statement that you always place a ice screw at a positive angle. (Downward so that the hanger is tilted in the angle of pull/load.) This was a comment make on the http://youtube.com/mikebarter387 site. Mike however is not really so sure that you can make a definitive statement like this and that perhaps ice quality may come into play also. Kid and the outdoors. http://youtube.com/domu888 Domu has a 2.5 year old kid who he wants to introduce to the outdoors. I have a unit the exact same age so I can relate to his situation. I also have units 14 and 1`5 years of age and will take the same approach that I took with them I suppose. The youngest Jaxx is on the Banff climbing team and the oldest doesn’t climb as well but skis like greased lightning. Links to this episode. Will Gadd has a good point and so do your crampons http://gravsports.blogspot.com/2007/01/ice-screw-testing.html Craig Luebben test found in Google Books http://books.google.ca/books?id=eLJNVA3FwScC&pg=PA150&lpg=PA150&dq=ice+screw+testing+Craig+Luebben&source=bl&ots=lWZyYDwFVo&sig=KVQscEwybg25tUKcXMr6LXlkETg&hl=en&ei=s1jQS6WgOZyotAOsjcDUDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CAoQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false Chris Harmston/Black Diamond http://www.needlesports.com/advice/placingscrews.htm
  13. New Podcast "Mikes Mail"

    This is a weekly "sorta" as I am out a couple days this week so it will be two days late. This one is about friction knots and crevasse rescue and the basics of short roping. also in the apple itunes podcast section "climbing tools:mountaineering lessons"
  14. How to splint your googles.

    My version of a goggle case.
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