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  1. By "supps" I'm assuming stuff you can buy off the shelf at GNC?

     

    For myself, I think anything more complicated than a gator-ade type drink mix and emergen-C packets and maybe some night-time melatonin is too hard to deal with.

     

    If I'm going to be out for more than a few days chewable fiber keeps the pipes running while eating crap food.

     

    Based on other Alpine climbers, "supps" of choice include:

     

    Poptarts

    Summer Sausage

    Cheese

    Pringles

    Chocolate

     

    YMMV

     


  2. I will be going to Seattle to visit family in mid-October and wondered about the possibility of hiking up to Muir and spending the night for a workout and shakedown for future trips.

     

    Since I'll be alone I don't really care about a summit, just camping at Muir (and even at that, if the weather, etc won't allow for an overnight, a day-hike is cool as well).

     

    Previous experience on Rainier(I'm sure someone will ask):

     

    Winter expedition seminar at Muir in April 2007

    Summit via Kautz July 2007

     

    Is this feasible or should I do something different? Any advice/suggestions appreciated.

     

    Thanks


  3. I'm using the Olympus 770SW. I've dropped it a number of times on rock and snow, taken pics while it's coated in ice, in the rain and sleet, at 4 F, and it's worked good. Haven't tried underwater yet.

     

    Aside from that, the zoom range is limited, the auto-iso is fuzzy at times, it gets confused and won't lock the focus or flash for as long as 5 seconds or so (so if you try to catch your leader mid-fall good luck, but it will lock on him once he lands, in case you need evidence of where you left the body).

     

    The pics are good enough for 8x10 and I have made a montage I blew up to 16x24 and it looks good enough.

     

    Sometimes I'll take a Canon XTi, but I don't think that's what you're looking for here.


  4. The Mac Mini is a relatively cheap file server, and you can add a USB drive to it for more storage.

     

    Any crappy old laptop can make do, again, with a USB drive and you can use whatever O/S is already on it - most will do some variant of file sharing (except NT, which is a total PITA for filesharing) or if you're adventurous, install a 'nix variant.

     

    DO NOT use one of the WD book products - there have been reports of undocumented DRM problems if more than one PC attempts to access it.


  5. The cover pic on amazon and the dozen or so other places I've seen it is totally different - wonder if this is the 2nd edition of the same book?

     

    51W5YGNJEFL._SS500_.jpg

     

    vs.

     

    prod-33.jpg

     

    But if it is the same book with a different cover, < $20 sounds good.

     

     


  6. Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue, by Andy Tyson, with drawings / hilarious cartoons by Mike Clelland. It was published by Climbing magazine, so it may be sorta hard to find (try their web site, or call them), but well worth looking for. A superb reference and a fun read!

     

    Cheapest I've found is $180 on Amazon

     

    Maybe now would be a good time for a next edition.

     

    Anyone have a scanner? :o

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