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About KaiLarson

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  1. Some friends and I are in need of a shuttle service/taxi to drive us to a trailhead by Bow Lake. Can anyone recommend a shuttle service that can haul us to the trailhead from the Banff/Canmore area? Thanks
  2. Your gear museum

    Actually, somebody does just that: http://www.alpineluddites.com/
  3. Your gear museum

    Karrimor Alpiniste [img:left]http://www.larsonweb.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hastonalpinist.jpg[/img]
  4. Best Vehicle setup for Alpinism?

    Toyota Tacoma (or similar 4wd pickup) with a 4-Wheel Camper pop-top. Will go more places, and get better gas mileage than an SUV/Trailer combination. http://www.fourwh.com/
  5. Doesn't match his description of the difficult access etc. I'm guessing the poster was just a troll with too much time on his hands.
  6. question AKU boot opinions?

    Just got this 40% off coupon: That makes these boots $216 TONIGHT ONLY! Save an EXTRA 40% off, no min, with keycode SFB92414 'til midnight MDT!
  7. question AKU boot opinions?

    I have a different pair of Aku boots. (Spider GTX) They are extremely well made. Fit on my boots was closer to Sportiva than Scarpa, so if you fit well in Sportiva, you should fit into Aku (assuming the last is the same on my boots and the ones you are considering.) With Sierra Trading Post's recent 35% off coupon, I was tempted by these myself, even though I don't need boots.
  8. Leather palmed gloves and dry time? Waterproofing?

    Not all leather is equal. For example, Pittards leather is treated for greater water resistance. That said, I've found that pretty much every leather glove I've used has become soaked eventually when used in wet and sloppy conditions. That's why I now always carry at least 2 pair of gloves when I'm climbing in such conditions.
  9. Any follow up? (Or is this just a troll?)
  10. Crux AK 47 Pack

    Just saw this pack at the Summer OR show. Was impressed. Nothing superfluous, but the design and features on the pack seemed well thought out. Seems like it would be a pretty good large pack for alpine climbing.
  11. Cables on your Pickets?

    What do folks think about cables on your pickets? Do you like them? Not like them? I've always just slung mine with a dynema sling, but am wondering if a cable would be easier and/or more secure. I don't climb a ton of routes where I use pickets, so I'm hoping that folks on this board with more experience can chime in.
  12. best technical pants?

    +1 for the Stretch Zion. Durable, comfortable. I wear them all the time. As for fit through the thighs, I would not describe them as "relaxed" but they are relaxed enough that they fit me ok. I have really thick thighs, and they are a tad snug, but not uncomfortable or restrictive. (This is true of just about every pair of pants out there, however. If they fit my waist, they tend to be snug on my butt and through the thighs.) Also, these are one of the few climbing pants I've seen that are available in different inseam lengths.
  13. A review here: http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=6411
  14. Lightest double boot currently availible

    All weights are for a boot that fits my foot (size 10.5) Scarpa Omega boots with stock liners 78.4 ounces (4 lbs, 14.4 oz) Scarpa Omega boots with intuition liners 73.5 (4 lbs, 9.5 oz) Sportiva Spantik boots 97.7 (6 pounds, 1.7 oz) Scarpa Phantom 6000 boots 82.2 ounces with stock liners and superfeet insoles (5 pounds, 2.2 ounces) 82 ounces with Palau foam liners
  15. Thoughts on The Mountaineers?

    I'm currently in SLC, but things may change at some point. Thanks for the replies everyone. I've had mixed results with outdoor groups. When I lived in Colorado, I really enjoyed the Colorado Mountain Club's backcountry ski outings. Some winters, I averaged more than one outing a week with them. Met a lot of really cool people and had some great times. Here in Utah, I've had less success with the Wasatch Mountain Club. It's been easier just to do things with people outside the group.